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August 2018: Regency Brighton and Hove

The plurally-named City of Brighton and Hove rather fittingly is a holidays – plural - destination. It’s modern, historic, cultural, sporting, happening, a seaside resort ...More
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Samantha Cameron

Samantha Cameron has achieved heroic status over the last twelve months or so by the way she has coped with what the lady herself with huge understatement referred to as: “A difficult year.” Even before the pressures of the 2010 election campaign the Camerons had suffered the tragic loss of their son Ivan; through that campaign she managed to avoid major controversy; after it she took what must have been a tough decision to leave her top job with Smythson’s of Bond Street. Happily for the couple, she has now given birth to a fourth child. And of course she is not Cherie Blair.

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A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. - George Eliot
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The Battle of Otterburn - 1388, The Samlesbury Witch Trial - 1612, Salem Witches Executed - 1692, Bonnie Prince Charlie raises standard at Glenfinnan - 1745, Storm Claims 100 Scottish Fishermen - 1848, The Hungerford Massacre - 1987
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