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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day. Subbuteo Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with … Continue reading

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RIP Lemmie

Lemmie, the lead singer with Motorhead, died yesterday, December 28th, after a short illness. He was 70 years old a few days before. Here I am sharing their biggest hit, Ace of Spades…

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Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more

Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more, and Twitter is not happy Monday 16 November 2015 EastEnders’ star Jake Wood has revealed he has been axed from a US voiceover role after 10 years in the … Continue reading

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Way Back Machine – Van Halen – You Really Got Me

Van Halen – “You Really Got Me” I heard this on House of Hair with Dee Snider reminded me of playing this record at the White Horse Inn in Swanage, in the UK, back in the very early 1980’s, when … Continue reading

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after wreck at Pocono

Reblogged from http://wlfi.com/2015/08/23/justin-wilson-airlifted-from-indycar-race-at-pocono/ Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin Wilson and his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time.  Colin LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was airlifted from Pocono Raceway on Sunday after … Continue reading

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Never was so much owed by so many to so few

On This day In History,  August 20th, 1940: Never was so much owed by so many to so few was a wartime speech made by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940. The name stems from the … Continue reading

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Teen who received kidney from his mum is told he can’t have life-saving drug – because it’s too expensive (From Bournemouth Echo)

Teen who received kidney from his mum is told he can’t have life-saving drug – because it’s too expensive Lewis Brimble with his mum, Su First published 00:04 Thursday 30 April 2015 in News Last updated 04:54 Thursday 30 April … Continue reading

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May: No Top Gear without Clarkson

First published 05:48 Thursday 23 April 2015 in National News © by Press Association 2014 Top Gear’s James May has ruled out returning to the show without Jeremy Clarkson. In an interview with MediaGuardian he said: “Me and Hammond with … Continue reading

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