Entertainment

As ‘tiny ships’ Dunkirk blockbuster goes global, locals look for an upturn in their fortunes

With the release of Christopher Nolan’s film, the spotlight is on the seaside town – which may now lure US visitors from the D-Day beaches Things can look very different from the other side of the Channel. In Britain, Dunkirk…

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The jockey who raced again after reading his own obituary

When National Hunt jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall at Haydock Park in 1994, after winning all the major races that season, the Racing Post published his obituary. But as he explains here, a furious determination got him back…

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The Shape Of Wings To Come

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for take-off in the new generation of jets Last year, I flew around the world from London, to the Gulf, to Singapore, to Australia, to LA and back to London – 26,000 miles in…

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North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016

Tall Ships Regatta, August 26-29, Blyth, Northumberland. To mark the diamond anniversary of the Tall Ships Races which first took place in 1956, this year sees the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta being held from August 26-29 at the deep…

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Honda CRF 250L Motorcycle

At long last a motorcycle manufacturer has appreciated that there are an awful lot of riders who want to have fun and are not enamoured by the power surging, race replica motorcycles that seem to be the norm. Honda with…

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Don’t Panic! Corporal Jones’s Van is Back in Service after Repairs at its Dagenham Birthplace

The 1935 Ford BB van, which features in the legendary sitcom “Dad’s Army” as Corporal Jones’s van, has been given a new lease of life as the new Dad’s Army film is launched. A platoon of Dagenham-based Ford apprentices, under…

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You say flex wing… I say fixed wing…

Visitors to airfields often say they want to learn to fly a microlight. Then they notice an Icarus C42 that is parked on the apron and they do not believe that it is a microlight. Novices and airfield visitors can…

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A Dog’s Day Out

With the Sun Season now here, why not take yourself and your friends, partners or colleagues, for a fun day out at the Dog Track! It is reasonably priced and a touch cheaper than the horses! Brighton & Hove Greyhound…

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Fitz of Laughter

BAFTA nominated and British Comedy Award winner Neil Fitzmaurice, first burst onto our TV screens in the late 90s and then into the Noughties, both starring in and penning some of the the most successful British comedy series of recent…

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