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  1. Craft Beers & Micro Pubs

    beer lover wooden plaque


    Today’s new ‘beer cafes’ are a far cry from the smokey bars with their nicotine stained walls and Saturday nights down at the social club.....

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  2. German Shepherd or Alsatian?

    Alsatian Dog Mug


    They look alike, but why is one referred to as Alsatian and the other German Shepherd? I used to have a friend who had a German Shepherd. A fine looking dog .....

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  3. Banksy, Brexit & the EU

    Shih Tzu the lovable Lion Dog


    Ever since David Cameron promised a referendum on European Union (EU) membership at the 2015 General Election to stop the flow of Tory Eurosceptic MPs to Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party, the UK has been a nation in turmoil....

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  4. The Housing Market

    Shih Tzu the lovable Lion Dog


    The housing market is well known for its ups and downs with a variety of factors coming into play. While the lack of available new housing limits the number of homes coming onto the market, it is one factor that is helping keep the prices of existing homes high.....

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  5. Shih Tzu the lovable Lion Dog

    Shih Tzu the lovable Lion Dog


    She’s more famed for her Royal Corgis, but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is also the proud owner of a Shih Tzu called Choo Choo. The Queen is not alone in welcoming these cute little dogs into her home. Other high profile people include singer Beyonce who as a Shih Tzu named Munchie. Bill Gates with Ballmer and former Spice Girl’s pet Harry. With their cute expressions and .....

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  6. Rugby World Cup 2019

    Rugby World Cup 2019

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan and is the first time since New Zealand beat Australia in the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 that it has been held in an Asian country with the opening game at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo. Taking part will be twenty of the world’s top international rugby squads divided into ‘pools’ of five teams, The eventual victor will be crowned ......

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  7. The Dachshund is everyone’s favourite sausage

    The Dachshund is everyone’s favourite sausage


    From movie stars to presidents and royalty to rock stars, the loveable ‘sausage dog’ as been adored by them all. The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso had a number of dogs during his lifetime, but it was Lump, a Dachshund owned by his friend and American photographer David Duncan,that Picasso to his heart. The dog lived with Pablo for six years and featured in a .....

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  8. No Tricks - Just Plenty of Treats

    No Tricks - Just Plenty of Treats

    For those of us who can remember growing up in the 1960s and 70s Halloween was a time we used to fashion our own spooky costumes and go round peoples houses to greet them with ‘Happy Halloween’. It was a common thing to give kids a few ’coppers’ back then. We didn’t want sweets. You couldn’t buy bangers with sweets. Halloween was always seen as an opportunity to .....

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  9. The Ashes 2019

    The Ashes 2019

    Australia won their very first Test cricket match on English soil way back in 1882. So shocked were the English sporting press that The Sporting Times carried a mock obituary declaring English Cricket was dead and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. The now legendary Test series began in earnest with the 1882-1883 series which took part in Australia ......

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  10. The Lure of the Sirens

    The Lure of the Sirens

    Mermaid trends seem to come and go. There was a furore of merchandise following the 1983 film Splash, a rom-com starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and John Candy. Where Hank’s character falls for a beautiful young woman with a strange secret. Then there was the oddly entitled 1990 movie, Mermaid’s headed up by Cher and starring Bob Hoskins and Winona Ryder. A film ......

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