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Network Rail has provided transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin with its West of Exeter Route Resilience Study, which was established following the storm damage at Dawlish earlier this year. 884 more words

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Ben puts his Best foot forward at harvest

BEN Thomson started harvesting, and contract harvesting, when he turned 18.

And he’s still doing it even though he’s “bloody nearly 50”.


BLOG: Morning News Rewind - June 26

On today’s Morning News, Jessica finds out what’s happening at the YMCA this summer and meets Lucy, a friendly dog up for adoption at Saskatoon SPCA, Kevin finds out how an organization is hoping to get everyone wearing helmets when riding ATVs and finds out why Boston is the place to visit while Melissa gets a taste of a new ginger lager. 571 more words


Rodeo, Great Western, Victoria

A hapless rider parts company with his mount with them both seeming to be going in opposite directions. Taken at the Great Western Good Friday Rodeo.

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Some notes towards welcome-aboard spieling on the Great Western Railway:

  • Stop telling me the name of the train operating company. I don’t care. Trains are an inappropriate arena for the free market precisely because there is never the opportunity to exercise consumer choice.
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13th June 1842 - Battle of the Railway Gauges.

Today in 1842, the diminutive Victoria was the first monarch to travel by the ‘Broad Gauge’ (wide rail), Great Western Railway from Slough to Paddington(1) 573 more words


Rival Sons - Great Wester Valkyrie (2014) - Album Review

Rival Sons are deservingly climbing up the ladder of musical legends. With each release their reputation for a class musical act widens and with it their fanbase grows. 367 more words