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Forget New Year, September is the time to renew

Forget New Year, September is the time to renew

I love autumn deeply and after some of the hot days we have endured in recent weeks, I’ve never looked forward to it more. The shorter, sharper, cooler days let me think more clearly, and appreciate again the distinct joys of being indoors, and...

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Heritage Centre will not be beaten by vandals

Heritage Centre will not be beaten by vandals

The recent vandalism at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway, Nottingham, seems to me particularly cruel and mean-spirited. The heritage centre, run entirely by volunteers, had 112 windows of its old rolling stock smashed, with the damage estimated at £80,000. I know...

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Everyone wants my opinion. But is anyone listening?

Everyone wants my opinion. But is anyone listening?

I hadn’t actually ended the call to my insurers when the ‘follow-up’ customer services email dropped into my inbox: ‘How did we do today?’ My call to them was the annual last-minute admission that, no, I hadn’t found a better deal for my car because, yes, I’d again...

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