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March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

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Mark Lewis Francis

In a sport that often seems to ignore the Grafters it is easy to forget how difficult it is to reach the finals of a 100m sprint. Only 8 can make it and yesterday this in itself was deemed a major achievement for Mark Lewis Francis. However the Walsall lad decided to pull out perhaps the performance of his career to win silver behind the only white man thus far to run a sub 10 second 100. And for this and for the many years of aching disappointment Mark Lewis Francis is our hero of the week. Proof of the triumph of good honest effort

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours. - Eric Idle
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Eddystone Lighthouse Smashed by Storm - 1703, Britains 1st policewoman goes on duty - 1914, Train Downs Nazi Plane - 1942, Ross McWhirter killed by IRA - 1975, Damilola Taylor Stabbed to Death - 2000
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