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On this day in UK History. Petrol rationing!

On this day in 1956, panic-buying broke out at garages across the country as the government gave details of its petrol rationing plans.  Petrol had been in short supply since the President of Egypt, Gamal Abdul Nasser, took over the … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1990, Margaret Thatcher made her last speech outside 10 Downing Street following her resignation as Prime Minister. A sad day.   Like or hate her, I believe she was good for Great Britain.  But unfortunately towards … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1983, the Brinks Mat security warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport was robbed of £25 million worth of gold bars weighing three tons.  The gang gained entry to the warehouse from an insider security guard called Anthony … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day, in 1997 the Police confiscated indecent videos and pictures of children in a series of raids on the homes and offices of British pop star Gary Glitter.  Exactly six years later, American pop star Michael Jackson was … Continue reading

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Trying to get back to normal. This Day in UK History.

On this day in 1991, Church envoy Terry Waite was freed by the Islamic extremists who kidnapped him in Beirut in 1987.  Can you imagine being held captive for FOUR years?!

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So what’s been happening?

Well.  There has been lots.  Particularly in the sporting world. Andy Murray didn’t win Wimbledon.  😦  But he did manage to win his first ‘Major’ with the U.S. Open.  Fantastic.  Hopefully, many more. The Olympics were a success without any … Continue reading

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What a fiddle! Strange News.

  Millions of pounds could have gone down the ‘train’ (drain)!……………I bet the owner/friend won’t be lending it out again?! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9439567/Stradivarius-violin-handed-in-at-Swiss-lost-property-office.html  

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Third of The Majors has started.

The 2012 British Open Golf Championship has got underway today at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Course.  The 141st winner will be crowned on Sunday evening taking home cheque for just under £1 Million pounds!

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R.I.P. Ian Dibell.

Waking up to terrible news that a brave police officer, who was off-duty and went to investigate shots having been fired near his home in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex.  Was shot dead by the offender.  There is now a ‘manhunt’ to find … Continue reading

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Wimbledon…..The Open…..Then the Olympics!

Well, Andy Murray squeezed through to the Semi’s yesterday!  Best chance he’ll ever have of winning the title this year? Then next week the British Open golf starts at Royal Lytham St Annes, finishing on 15th July.  With Darren Clarke … Continue reading

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