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October 27, 2013

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Read more

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July 24, 2014

Buxton Festival 2014: The Housing Crisis and the Countryside
Pavillion Arts Centre, Buxton SK17 6BE

The Housing Crisis and the Countryside, ’Buried by a kind of volcanic eruption from the outer Read more

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November 15, 1941

Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt. [1] The first time that I have heard them in Read more

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March 25, 1936

Men along the private line leading to Gauber pit unloading trucks of slack. They say the mine “can’t get shut o’ t Read more