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April 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
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Boris Johnson

Is it a bird? (Perhaps a dodo). Is it a plane? (Biggles at the controls). No its super-Boris, that knight on shining Raleigh who rescued filmmaker Franny Armstrong from a girl gang of would-be muggers earlier this month. Whether youd vote for him or not Boris Johnson, writer, mayor, scholar, cyclist, Old Etonian, game show host and our hero of the week, is certainly different. He has the charm (and danger) of someone who speaks his erudite mind. Faced with a similar situation other politicians would have withdrawn to set up a working committee exploring policy options (roughly the police advice afterwards, rather sadly). Boris charged the oiks (his word), one of whom was armed with an iron bar. They fled. Even Liverpool may find it easier to forgive him now, and the rest of us certainly warmed to him for showing the real meaning of direct action.

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The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully - Thomas Carlyle
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Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464, Robinson Crusoe Published - 1719, Treaty of Amiens Signed - 1802, Crick and Watson discover DNA - 1953
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