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Glossy mag glamorises binge drinking

Do you know the saying: “Everyone likes a drink, but nobody likes a drunk?” Veronica knows it only too well because as a reformed alcoholic, she is passionate about helping others kick the habit if it is destroying their lives. She was furious with an article in the latest Red magazine which glamorises binge drinking and hangovers. Writer Bibi Lynch describes how she has...
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The missing – Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson vanished mysteriously in November 1995 from Betchworth in Surrey.  She was 16 and on the day she disappeared, Ruth didn’t have any lessons in the morning so she stayed at home until 11.30am when she took a taxi into Dorking. At about 12 she went to a florists where she ordered a bouquet to  be delivered to her mother. She then went to the...
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Post Office closures the end of an era

I live in a village with a population of around 2,000 and when I moved here 16 years ago it had three shops and a butchers. Now it has one remaining shop – it is a Spar store with a post office which is well used by our local community – and under threat of closure. We will know soon enough. The subpostmaster wants to retire and has been trying to sell his store for...
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