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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Frayed passport stops man who overcame fear of flying

It was an unfortunate case of irony when a man who overcame a 15 year fear of flying was not allowed to catch a flight due to the frayed edge of his passport. Greg Howe, 37, was planning on taking a trip to the Monaco grand Prix to celebrate conquering his fear. Mr. Howe sought therapy and starting taking anti-anxiety drugs before what he was hoping to be the trip of a lifetime. But after all of his treatment, it …

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Amazing Lulworth Castle Antiques Roadshow discovery

The Antiques Roadshow uncovered a great deal of historical items and hidden treasures when it came to Lulworth Castle. The experts even uncovered a jug that was made from Oliver Cromwell’s horse, thought to be worth thousands. A young couple brought along what they thought was an old leather jug, but it turned out to be an amazing find that was worth between £20,000 and £30,000.

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Kirkwall’s Tony is having a ball

A local taxi driver had to go a long way to prove that a story he often told at the pub was true. Tony Rees, 54, drove all the way from Bournemouth to his hometown of Kirkwall in the Orkney Isles in order to silence skeptics such as his close friend, Ieuan Llewellyn. Tony, who is a father of six, wanted to prove that his claim of winning the Kirkwall Ba’ ball in 1973 was in fact true, and not …

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