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Articles from March 28, 2003

Ambulance Crews' Fears over County Move
Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE Health Reporter EMERGENCY ambulance services in Coventry are now one step away from being transferred over to Warwickshire control. Staff working in the city remain concerned about the move, fearing existing personnel...
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Ambulance Crews' Fears over Transfer
AMBULANCE services in Coventry are now one step away from being transferred to Warwickshire control. But ambulance staff based in the city remain concerned about the move. They fear existing personnel will leave when the transfer occurs, potentially...
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ATHLETICS: In-Form Tromans Sets His Sights on Africans
Byline: JOHN WILKINSON COVENTRY'S Glynn Tromans is the elder statesman of the Great Britain team in Lausanne this weekend as he makes his seventh successive appearance at the World Cross-Country Championships. And the 34-year-old Godiva Harrier...
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Call over Loose Stones Danger; VILLAGER FEARS CHILDREN COULD BE SERIOUSLY HURT UNLESS ACTION IS TAKEN
Byline: ANNETTE MORGAN A VILLAGER has warned that people walking by a busy Dunchurch road are being sprayed by stones thrown up by traffic because, he says, council bosses have failed to carry out repairs. Brian Tavender, of Halfway Lane, fears...
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Cash Backing to Tackle Bike Pests; COMMUNITY BEAT BOBBY CALLS FOR MONEY TO STOP USE OF RAT RUNS
Byline: STEVE EVANS CASH is being set aside to thwart young motor cyclists who have been plaguing the Mount Pleasant area of Bedworth. Thirty-four barriers could be placed along footpaths and alleyways used as rat-runs and race tracks by teenage...
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COVENTRY MYTON HOSPICE APPEAL: Bargains to Be Had at Our Shops
Byline: Vanessa Webster takes a look at the latest moves in the work to raise pounds 5 million for a new hospice for Coventry. SPRING is here! A wonderful time to get down to your local Myton Hospice shop for that spring outfit. There are some wonderful...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: An A6 on Steroids
Byline: STEWART SMITH AUDI has popped a lusty 4.2-litre V8 engine beneath the bonnet of its impressive but expensive Allroad estate car. This makes the vehicle hugely powerful, with ferocious performance and massive pulling power, albeit with...
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Drivetime: Motoring: Bills Pile Up by the Mile
Byline: STEWART SMITH Motoring Editor CHEAPER, high-mileage, used cars are almost twice as likely to land buyers with crippling repair bills as lower-mileage vehicles. An AA Car Inspections survey reveals that cars with under 40,000 miles on...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: BMW Adds Muscle to New Roadster
BMW'S impressive new roadster, the Z4, will cost from pounds 26,650 in 2.5-litre form when it goes on sale here in June. Unlike the pretty but ineffective Z3 roadster, the newcomer is much more of a muscle car, with the pounds 30,850 three-litre,...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: Bonnet Lifted on the Newcomers
Byline: STEWART SMITH IN the fast moving world of the motorcar, new models are arriving every week, with varying degrees of importance. Some emerge as official announcements, others are so-called scoops that are snapped during secret testing,...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: CLASSIC WHEELS: A True City and Commuter Car
Byline: STEWART SMITH THE Renault 5 was given its international launch in January, 1972, and was billed as a direct competitor to the all-powerful Mini. It was a smallish, peppy hatchback which was one of several making their appearance in Europe...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: Mercedes Legend Back into Action for Festival
VISITORS to this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed will be given the chance to experience a blast from the past. Mercedes-Benz will give high-speed demonstrations of its famous W196R Streamliner racing car for the first time in 40 years. The...
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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: Second-Take Yaris Keeps Up with Pace for Now; FIRST DRIVE
Byline: STEWART SMITH Motoring Editor TOYOTA YARIS AT FIRST glance the new Toyota Yaris, which goes on sale in the UK in May, doesn't look dramatically different from the original. In fact, at second glance it's still hard to spot the difference....
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EGGS 4 KIDS: Take an Egg for a Good Night out; NIGHTSPOT BACKS OUR APPEAL TO BRING EASTER JOY TO YOUNGSTERS
Byline: JOHN WEST A COVENTRY nightspot is lending its support to the Evening Telegraph's Eggs 4 Kids campaign. Skydome-based Jumpin' Jaks is not only donating 10 Easter eggs to our appeal to help give youngsters in Coventry and Warwickshire a...
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Extra State Pension for Carers; AD FEATURE
ARE you under State pension age? Are you looking after someone at home? Does this mean that you've had to give up work or you aren't earning very much? If so, you could be one of the thousands of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who could get...
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FOOTBALL: Angry Knitters Manager Lays Down Law
Byline: MARK McGLYNN HAVING witnessed arguably the worst performance in the club's six-year history, Hinckley United boss Dean Thomas will ring the changes for tomorrow's visit of Chelmsford City as the Knitters bid to escape the Premier Division...
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FOOTBALL: Appeal Threat to Cup Final
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL THE final of the Evening Telegraph Junior Cup could be held over to next season. Officials are concerned that the finalists might not be decided in time for the scheduled date at Allard Way on April 22. A delay has been...
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FOOTBALL: Appeal to County May Delay Final
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL THE final of the Evening Telegraph Junior Cup could be held over to next season. Officials are concerned that the finalists might not be decided in time for the scheduled date at Allard Way on April 22. A delay has been...
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FOOTBALL: Burr Signs Three on Hectic Deadline Day
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL NUNEATON BOROUGH boss Steve Burr throws three new signings into his squad for tomorrow's testing trip to Nationwide Conference play-off candidates Morecambe. Burr came through a frantic deadline day yesterday as he brought...
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Football: Burr's Triple Chance
Byline: DEREK BROWN NUNEATON BOROUGH boss Steve Burr throws three new signings into his squad for tomorrow's testing trip to Nationwide Conference play-off candidates Morecambe. Burr came through a frantic deadline day yesterday as he brought...
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FOOTBALL: DEANO OFF IN A RUSH; Holdsworth in Deadline Day Switch to Diamonds
Byline: ANDY TURNER DEAN HOLDSWORTH has joined Third Division high-fliers Rushden and Diamonds. The 34-year-old striker cancelled the remainder of his Coventry City contract by mutual consent yesterday in time to sign ahead of last night's transfer...
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FOOTBALL: Gerrard's Hungry for a Taste of England Glory
Byline: JOHN CURTIS STEVEN GERRARD has revealed his hunger to steer England to trophy glory after his double injury disappointments in successive European Championship and World Cup finals. The Liverpool midfielder was set to play in the make-or-break...
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FOOTBALL: Jimmy's Men on a Mission
Byline: DEREK BROWN JIMMY GINNELLY is urging his men to quickly get back to business when they host lowly Northfield Town tomorrow. The Stockingford boss was, obviously, disappointed to see his men go out of the Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup...
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FOOTBALL: Taking a Pay Cut Is My Way of Repaying City
Byline: Mo KONJIC THE LAST seven games are very important to City for a number of reasons, not least the fact that every player will be under scrutiny from the manager and his coaches as they try to plan ahead for next season. Although I signed...
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FOOTBALL: We Must Get a Grip Storms Hollywood
Byline: JOHN HARRIS SKIPPER Leigh Everitt returns to the Bedworth United side for their crunch game at local rivals Atherstone. Everitt has missed the last three matches due to suspension, but is likely to be in the starting 11. Midfielder...
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Go! Cinema: Core Blimey - Not Quite a Scorcher
Byline: Paul Allen The Core (12A) STARS: Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Stanley Tucci. DIRECTOR: Jon Amiel. WITH the Oscars out of the way (at last!) The Core launches this year's new blockbuster season. Well maybe it's more of a pre-season...
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GO! CINEMA: Implausible Twists and Turns for a CIA Good Guy
Byline: Damon Smith The Recruit (12A) DIRECTOR: Roger Donaldson STARS: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan. IF you believe Roger Donaldson's spy thriller, the CIA is a seething hotbed of intrigue and greed, whose ranks have been infiltrated...
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Go! Classical: Village Firmly on Musical Map
Byline: Patsy Fuller WARWICKSHIRE'S best-kept "musical secret" is well and truly out of the bag ... after more than 30 years. Concerts have been staged in the picturesque setting of All Saints' Church, tucked away in the village of Leamington...
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Go! Folk: Meet in Town for Charity
Byline: Pete Willow WARWICKSHIRE'S favourite folk-rockers, Meet on the Ledge, are the headline act for a charity concert next week. They will be appearing in concert in the centre of Leamington next Saturday in aid of the Macmillan Nurses. ...
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Go! Jazz: Barnes Blows 'Em Away Big Style
Byline: Bob Caldwell STAR status in jazz is a fragile thing today, with so many excellent young players just waiting for the chance to outshine their elders. However, when skill is allied to personal and musical integrity all fears subside, Alan...
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Go! Rock: Still Lovin' Life on the Road
Byline: Alan Poole IF YOU'RE a regular watcher of Reborn in the USA you might have jumped to the conclusion that life after Top of the Pops is a bitter, sad affair. But, as Stephen Hawking once so memorably told Pink Floyd, it doesn't have to...
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Go! Theatre: Nina's Class Act Is Just as She Likes It
Byline: Marion McMullen IT'S gold stars and top marks all the way for Nina Sosanya. She's in buoyant mood after just hearing that Channel 4 drama Teachers has been nominated for a Bafta TV award. "A friend's just called me with the news,"...
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Go! Theatre: Stage Whispers
Byline: Marion McMullen THERE'S a chance to win pounds 1,000 this summer by taking part in a Coventry-wide scavenger hunt being organised by performance artist Joshua Sofaer. The Warwick Arts Centre event on June 7 is open to individuals and teams...
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Go! the Limit: Hazel Holds a Torch for Home
Byline: Dayle Crutchlow COVENTRY punk queen Hazel O'Connor is back on home ground tonight with a little Celtic magic. The show is part of her Torch to Flame tour and Hazel describes it as "chapter two" of her widely acclaimed Beyond Breaking...
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Go! the Limit: The Ska Face of Saturday Night
Byline: Dayle Crutchlow IT'S something of a Ska Saturday in Coventry tomorrow. The Colosseum, in Primrose Hill Street, takes on a ska-punk flavour with lots of people jumping up and down and shouting "Oy!" It's also a must for lovers of Sum 41,...
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GO! VIDEO: Robin Develops Obsession with 'Perfect' Family
Byline: Kerry Assinder ROBIN WILLIAMS stars in One Hour Photo (15) - a chilling psychological thriller which follows the life of a photographic developer whose growing obsession with one particular family spirals dangerously out of control. Sy...
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ICE HOCKEY: Blaze Come from Behind to Keep Their Dream Alive; CARDIFF DEVILS 2 COVENTRY BLAZE 3
Byline: ANTONY HOPKER COVENTRY BLAZE landed the first blow in their quest to become league and play-off champions. They soaked up the pressure and came from behind to delight their travelling fans who made the journey to Wales. A draw in Sunday's...
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In the Courts
Custody for youth in drive ban defiance A TEENAGER was given three months custody for offences including two counts of driving while disqualified. Kevin Sean Mullen, aged 19, of Deedmore Road, Wood End, Coventry, was also charged with two counts...
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It's Hair Today - Four Decades on; SANDRA'S STILL WITH HAIRDRESSER WHO SET HER UP FOR WEDDING
Byline: ANNETTE MORGAN A RUGBY hairdresser took a trip down memory lane when he styled the hair of a client - almost 40 years to the day after he dressed her locks for her wedding. Sandra Pope, 60, of Pytchley Road, near Rokeby estate, has visited...
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Just Do It Yourself - or Then Again, Don't.; AD FEATURE
UNLESS you are a fairly proficient DIYer, lots of essential jobs around the home are often difficult if not impossible. For this reason, they often don't get done until perhaps it's too late and then they've become ultra-expensive. Graham Ponting,...
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LETTERS: Your Views
Give our centre a sporting chance I DO not think the city council should get rid of the sports centre. I have two daughters and and my family use the centre a lot. We think it would be a shame to get rid of the centre as nothing is wrong with...
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Orphans Get Somewhere to Call Home
Byline: SIMON DUDMAN DELEGATES from Coventry Godiva Lions were today in India preparing to open the first orphanage to be built for victims of the Gujarat earthquake. The Godiva Lions Coventry Children's Home in Bhuj, the epicentre of the earthquake...
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'PRANK' BLAMED FOR SCHOOL FIRE; Six Classrooms Are Closed Off
Byline: SARAH PORTLOCK CLASSROOMS at a Leamington school were out of action today after a blaze, believed to have been started deliberately, caused pounds 5,000 damage. Fire crews called to Campion High School, in Sydenham Drive, entered the...
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RACING: Beauvrai May Land Early Glory
Byline: STEVEN TILL BEAUVRAI merits plenty of respect in the feature race of the day at Ascot tomorrow. The pounds 50,000 tote.co.uk Sprint is a new early-season handicap for three- year-olds and has received a mixed reaction from trainers. ...
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RACING: National Takes Limelight
ALL EYES will be on Aintree next week when a bumper field assembles for the Martell Cognac Grand National. The four mile and a half mile slog often provides the stuff that legends are made of. From the three-time winner Red Rum to the amazing...
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ROAD RAGE; Potholes Will Cause an Accident, Claim Traders
Byline: Kevin Shoesmith ANGRY bosses of firms near a potholed city centre road are demanding to know when the council will take action to repair it. They say that Tower Street, which runs by the Royal Mail sorting depot, is in such a poor condition...
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RUGBY UNION:Club Puts the Emphasis on Youth Coaching
COVENTRY are launching an Elite Player Development Centre for 15 to 16-year-olds from schools across the West Midlands area. Players will receive Sunday coaching in their individual positions, and while the Academy will focus on the development...
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RUGBY UNION:Positive Cov Aim to Give It a Good Run
Byline: JOHN WILKINSON COVENTRY plan to take the wide route to victory at Plymouth Albion tomorrow. The Beacon Park side's acknowledged strength is in their forward play and, promoted in each of the last two seasons under the guidance of ex-...
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Say It with Flowers; AD FEATURE
CHOOSE the flowers you buy your mum to celebrate Mother's Day carefully this year because they could reveal a lot more than you realise. A study carried out for supermarket giant Safeway shows the flowers we send give the recipient a glimpse of...
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SPEEDWAY: Pratt Looks for a Bunyan Bonus
Byline: MIKE BERRY THE Victor Chandler Bees switch back from Elite League duty to a challenge match at Oxford tonight, but they won't be taking things easy. Four straight wins is Coventry's record so far this season, and they are up for continuing...
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SPORTSTALK: Sky Blues Players Don't Have Dedication to Succeed
I HAVE supported Coventry City for at least 60 years and I believe the present squad must be among the poorest ever to wear a Coventry shirt. What on earth has gone wrong? Had the team not had such a good start to the season, then surely they would...
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STRIKE BRINGS TRAVEL MISERY; Rail Staff Walk-Out Hits Train Passengers
Byline: STEVE EVANS COMMUTERS using Nuneaton's Trent Valley station faced travel chaos today as rail services were hit by a train guards' strike. Thousands of passengers throughout the region were forced to make alternative travel arrangements...
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STRIKE BRINGS TRAVEL MISERY; Rail Staff Walk-Out Hits Train Passengers
Byline: ANNETTE MORGAN COMMUTERS in Rugby were plunged into chaos this morning as rail services were hit by a train guards' strike. About 3,000 guards and conductors were staging 24-hour walkout across the UK as part of a long-running dispute...
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Then and Now - Racing against the Odds; SID CROSS HAD A HEART CONDITION YET HE COMPETED IN THE 1948 OLYMPIC GAMES - ON SUNDAY GLYNN TROMANS, WHO HAD HEART SURGERY, RUNS IN THE WORLD CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: JUDITH COURT: By ANDY HUTSON THE day 12-year-old Sid Cross came home from school and collapsed on the floor, his family just prayed for his survival. Afterwards no-one thought the boy, who had a serious heart condition and bad bronchitis,...
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TRAIN USERS ANGRY AT STRIKE HOLD-UPS; Guards Take Action over Safety Fears
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE THOUSANDS of passengers across Coventry and Warwickshire faced travel chaos today as rail services were hit by a 24-hour train guards' strike. The Rail Maritime and Transport union said the walkout by 3,000 of its members...
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Uniqlo Going after Just Six Months; STORE IN LOWER PRECINCT TO CLOSE ALONG WITH 15 OTHERS
Byline: SIMON DUDMAN UNIQLO, the Japanese retail chain, is to close its shop in Coventry after just six months of trading. The chain is closing all but five of its 21 UK stores this summer after heavy losses and disappointing sales since the...
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WAR IN IRAQ 2003: Labour Rebel Joins Call for End to War
Byline: Fiona Scott, Political Editor A LEADING Coventry Labour cabinet member last night voted with Socialists to call for British troops to be brought home from Iraq. Cllr Heather Parker - who spoke at the recent Stop the War rally in Coventry's...
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WAR IN IRAQ 2003: My Fears for the Family I Left Behind
Byline: EMMA SNODGRASS A MAN who fled Iraq after the regime killed his brother is anxiously following events in the Gulf as his family tries to flee to safety in Iran. Coventry Refugee Centre volunteer Arsalan Merza left the northern Iraqi city...
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WAR IN IRAQ 2003: US to Send in Extra Troops
Byline: CATHERINE TURNELL UP TO 100,000 more US troops are expected to move into the Gulf in coming weeks as part of a "rolling" commitment to destroying Saddam Hussein's regime, according to US officials. They said the troop movements had "always...
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WAR IN IRAQ 2003: Your Gulf Messages
SIG BEN MILLS Missing you loads. Hope you'll be back home soon. My thoughts are always with you and all the other troops. Love Annmarie xxxxxxxxxx NEIL TAYLOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER AT ROYAL NAVY RAF SIR BEDIVERE. Thinking of you all the time,...
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'We're One of the Top Care Home Payers' City Council Chief Hits Back at Criticism
Byline: BARBARA GOULDEN THE city council has hit back at criticism of its latest allowance increases to independent care home owners. Cllr Kevin Maton, cabinet member for social services and houses, says the city is one of the top payers in the...
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Youngsters Reclaim Vandalised Shelter; YOUNG PAINTERS RESTORE POPULAR MEETING PLACE AFTER FIREBUGS STRIKE
Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW YOUNG members of a Nuneaton community have joined together to reclaim a recently installed youth shelter from the vandals that have been trying to destroy it. The youth shelter, on recreation ground at Thorntons Way, in...
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