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Wednesday Si joined me this year and graciously offered to drive us. We set off at 9am and were on the site, without once hitting a traffic jam by 3pm. Tents up, it was off to work for me for the 4-midnight shift. It was busy with lots and lots of ankle injuries, every one ...

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My oldest friend Jeff (we started primary school together) came into town to see 'Cherry Ghost' with his pal Max, so Martin and I joined them. Jeff's a big fan and is going to see them later in the week at Manchester Cathedral. Martin knows Cherry Ghosts ex-keyboard player 'Ben' who makes a living out ...

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We had a joint 150th birthday party for my mum (80) and Aunty Dot (70) at the Novotel in Worsley. A fabulous party which, frankly, could not have been better. The next morning was ‘Fathers day’ and my kids had got me a few CD’s from the charity shop, one of which was the Chelsea ...

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John F's Keithley manor was our venue for all things to do with Yorkshire and Le Tour De France, with the Grande Depart from Leeds Town Hall only a few weeks away. Si got in the mood by cycling the 15 miles there (and back) "Well it's such a lovely evening...". Amazing Pork pies, some ...

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The second in a series of rants and/or raves by Ray........ J'accuse: Gary Barlow   Take That were the most successful boy band of the 1990s, scoring an unbroken run of 12 top ten singles including 8 number one's, before finally imploding in 1996. We all had our favourites, we cried when they split up (the day before ...