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February 2018: Land of the Prince Bishops

County Durham is not perhaps well-known as a tourist destination, that very fact surely making it worth visiting, but it does enjoy a wealth of ...More
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Keith Floyd

Tweed jacket, bow tie, enthusing about food with a large glass of red wine in one hand while the other gesticulated emphatically – that is the image conjured by Keith Floyd’s name for many of us. Four divorces, numerous failed projects, financial difficulties, yet his was still a life of immense fulfilment and value. Delia may appeal to the saint in us; Floyd to the sinner – his food philosophy was all fun and feasting. So raise a glass to junior army officer turned gastronome Keith Floyd, a proper British hero worth celebrating. And, jocularity and bonhomie aside the legacy Keith leaves is a very real one. As the only TV Cook worth watching for a decade Floydie almost single handedly turned the Nation on to food - go ask todays TV Chefs who inspired them - you will find the answer unanimous

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A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase. - George Orwell
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Last Invasion of Mainland Britain - 1797, Dolly the Sheep Cloned - 1997, Securitas Depot Robbery - Britains largest - 2006
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