DAY ON THIS November 27, 2015

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DAY ON THIS November 27, 2015


Byline: COMPILED BY JAMES BLACK

IT'S DAY 331 OF 2015

WAKEFIELD, with a 331,000-strong population, is the biggest UK town or city not to have a football club in the major leagues. A PINT of beer costs an average of PS3.31 according to The Good Pub Guide. The different in price between the cheapest, PS3.03, found in Herefordshire, and the most expensive, inevitably in London, was 76p. THE central Vestey Tower of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, named after its benefactors -- the local family who built up an Argentinian meat empire -- is 331ft high.

THERE ARE 34 DAYS LEFT

AFTER astronaut Buzz Aldrin, right, landed on the Moon in 1969 with Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission, he claimed $34 (PS22.50) from Nasa in travel expenses -- the cost of his return trip from home.

THE UK is hit by an average of 34 tornadoes each year, most commonly in London and the 'Tornado Alley' area around Reading in Berkshire. A 2005 twister in Birmingham with speeds of 130mph injured 19 people and caused PS40million of damage.

THERE are 34 letters in the word 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious', which debuted in the 1964 film Mary Poppins.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SAMANTHA BOND, 54. Now a star of Downton Abbey, she is best-known as Moneypenny in four Bond films opposite Pierce Brosnan. She took over the role from childhood friend Caroline Bliss -- who'd had the job of flirting with Timothy Dalton. JOHN McCARTHY, 59. The British journalist spent 1,943 days as a hostage after being captured by Islamic terrorists in Lebanon in 1986. His girlfriend, Jill Morrell, campaigned tirelessly to get him freedom, but just three years after his release they split up.

He is now married to photographer Anna Ottweill, with whom he has a daughter. …

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