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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Gary Speed

Wales Manager and football legend Gary Speed took his own life early on Sunday. The shock throughout the football world Ė players, managers, and fans alike Ė has been almost palpable. Whatever internal or external demons drove him to that tragic end, in the fullness of time it will be as a very fine player and a gentleman of the game that he will be remembered. Yesterday on the BBC fans rang in with stories of his courtesy and total lack of arrogance; those inside the sport talked of his dedication and the professionalism that allowed him to play until nearly 40; of how he never forgot a journalistís name or that of a fan met just once before; of his ability to inspire. Football could ill afford to lose such a figure.

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The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. - A J P Taylor
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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