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Well done Barclays

It seems I have been a victim of online banking fraud. We are quick enough to criticise banks, but I would like to praise Barclays online for the excellent way they picked up on what happened to me so quickly. I had a scam email purporting to be from Barclays last Friday which I thought was genuine, followed by a call from the bank the next day asking me to contact their fraud office urgently,...
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The Passion Play

I missed Radio 4’s highly acclaimed Passion Play last weekend, a tale of middle-aged boredom and and unmet desires, where flattery and attraction leads to a flurry of of lies and exhilarating thrills, to love, as well as the inevitable broken heart, I imagine. The play is based on James and Eleanor who are happily married, or so they think. Kate, the young widow of one of their oldest...
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Throwing a sickee

My son David came home early from school yesterday covered  from head to toe in bumpy rashes, they are all over his body, as well as his face. The doctor instantly diagnosed them as Urticaria caused by an allergic reaction. They look very much like a heat rash. David had been having a pretty normal day at school and we have no idea how he became infected. He is a very healthy 17-year-old,...
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