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End of the line?

To the horror of enthusiasts and holiday makers alike, Britain’s heritage railways, steam museums and traction engine rallies are facing a possibly terminal shortage of their essential fuel: coal. The last working dry steam UK coal mine, in Wales, is…
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Lightning strike

Full fibre broadband is coming to town. Since the 1990s when the internet first became commonplace in UK homes and workplaces, web technology has consistently developed faster than the services supporting it. Beginning with rickety dial-up connections reliant on the…
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John Bray

Standing the test of time By Ben Cornwell John Bray Estate Agents has been managing and selling houses in Hastings since 1872, making the company as old as the FA Cup, Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and…
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Charity shops

From humble beginnings to an important part of the high street By Rachel Holtom There are currently well over 11,000 charity shops in the UK, employing around 26,000 paid staff and 233,000 volunteers, making them an incredibly important part of…
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