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Sachsenhausen – Berlin

Sachsenhausen – Berlin

Oranienburg is an unexploded town in Brandenburg. Approximately three hundred pieces of unexploded ordance are sprinkled across the underbelly of the town.

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Withdrawal of £1 Coin Causing Confusion

Withdrawal of £1 Coin Causing Confusion

As we all know, the new 12-sided coin was issued in May to prevent counterfeits. From today the old £1 is not supposed to be used as change from shops. Shops are still able to bank them though – as long as they are not mixed up with the new coin. Shops are saying that […]

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Dangers of ‘Bargain’ Lipstick Highlighted

Dangers of ‘Bargain’ Lipstick Highlighted

  Thousand of young girls are taking risks by purchasing on-line ‘bargain’ cosmetics. In a recent court case, a man was found guilty of selling fake matte lipsticks containing dangerous levels of lead. It was revealed that, if regularly used, the fakes could cause severe health problems. Also, if used by pregnant women, the make-up could […]

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A day out to Creswell Crags

A day out to Creswell Crags

This is my diary entry for my class trip to Creswell Crags.

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Journalism in the Army Cadets

Journalism in the Army Cadets

Once the summer term comes to a close, my thoughts turn to the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force annual camp. This year, 250 youngsters spent a fortnight in North Yorkshire where they have to put up with me and my camera as I attempt to capture the action (and the stories). My job is to generate press […]

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Lincoln Book Festival: Meeting Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood

Lincoln Book Festival: Meeting Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood

“You can’t beat an incompetent murderess,” says Sarah Gristwood, into the vast auditorium at Lincoln Drill Hall. A ripple of amusement makes its way through the crowd – it would seem you really can’t. The incompetent murderess in question is Eadburh, Queen of Wessex 787 AD to 802 AD. According to Bishop Asser’s Life of […]

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Dr Janina Ramirez and The Private Lives of the Saints

Dr Janina Ramirez and The Private Lives of the Saints

It’s seven o’clock on a Friday night and Dr Janina Ramirez is storming up and down the stage at Lincoln Drill Hall in a pair of massive platform boots, showing history what’s what. Tonight, we’re dealing with the saints – characters that walk the tricky line between factual history and the divine – the subject […]

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Meeting Dianne Setterfield

Meeting Dianne Setterfield

On her personal website, Dianne Setterfield describes herself as more of a reader than a writer but, with two novels already published and another nearing completion, she’s written more than the average reader. I met her last week, in the atrium of the Collection in Lincoln. Dianne is from Oxford, but had been to Lincoln […]

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YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes spent twenty years of her academic career researching the Victorians, before realizing that she didn’t know what it felt like to be a Victorian. She knew the facts, the dates and the statistics. She was able to analyse the political uprisings of the Chartists and assess Britain foreign policy, but unsure what it would feel […]

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What is the most competitive league in world football? IMO #19

What is the most competitive league in world football? IMO #19

Everyone knows that there is not just the Premier League in the world of club football, there are plenty others. With all of these leagues from around the world starting extremely soon, if they haven’t started already, it has come to my attention that there is so much competition. Despite this, in my opinion, the […]