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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britain’s less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is our hero of course for winning the Tour de France, an awesome achievement, the first Briton to manage the feat. But his heroism goes further, is amplified by the way in which he did it: sans pareil (to borrow from our neighbours) in the time trials, and a champion of fair play in refusing to take advantage of his nearest rival suffering a puncture through sabotage. And he speaks fluent French too so even the host nation apparently loves him in spite of him being so English looking – 6’ 3” and made of knotted string, with that Mod haircut and sidies. Throw in that his own idol is Paul Weller and it would be hard to find a more British hero, which is no bad thing to be.

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When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. - George Bernard Shaw
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britain’s Worst Road Accident - 1975
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