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Roaring Success For Cruz Cymru

On Saturday, 3rd June 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launched a new event at The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The first ever Cruz Cymru event was a roaring success.   It was a road safety…

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Hampshire female sailing team cruise to victory in charity sailing event

A team of fire service women made waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta placed first out of all fire service boats, second overall and first Hampshire boat for the race passage…

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National Trust Gardens in Spring

As the days get longer and winter starts to fade, spring arrives in fresh bursts of colour and new life. From the carpets of delicate bluebells in the gardens of Blickling Estate in Norfolk to the breathtaking displays of magnolias…

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Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it –…

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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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Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers

It’s a delicious structure consisting of a small sponge with a chocolate cap covering a veneer of orange jelly. It is arguably Britain’s greatest invention after the steam engine and the light bulb. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a…

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Designed to Race: Ayrton Senna

“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose” This famous Ayrton Senna quote objectively describes his approach to both life and racing. The Brazilian is one of the most celebrated Formula One racers of all time,…

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Creative Sleeping Areas for Open Plan Homes

Open plan homes are getting more and more popular as do small studio apartments. And if the former allow bedrooms to stand separately, it’s much more challenging to get any privacy in the latter. That’s why we poked around the…

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The International Emergency Team

Introduction to IET The International Emergency Team (IET) is a voluntary organisation born following the efforts of Mehrban Sadiq, from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service, to increase the standards of fire safety overseas. The IET is primarily…

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From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish

It’s enough to make you cry over your moules frites. Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated that shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their seafood each year. We absorb fewer than 1%, but they…

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