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A few years ago, I and a fellow ‘jobless’ friend were on differing sides as regards human routine. He felt people had really interesting lives, and I was of the rigid opinion that they didn’t. 120 more words

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Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Week: 31st July - 6th August 2017

School Holidays are with us so have a look at some of the many reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, including activities for kids, exhibitions, art, and the the Monmouth Festival, a week-long free music event in the streets of this historic town! 489 more words

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Why are we so worried about change?

I tell people to live by the motto of ‘if something doesn’t make you happy then change it,’ but why do I struggle so much to practice what I preach. 349 more words


1067 and All That: The life and castles of William FitzOsbern

The last in the series of Chepstow 950 talks

Talk by Rick Turner OBE

Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm

The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow NP16 5HJ… 386 more words

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Golden Anniversary to be celebrated in a Right Royal Style

50 years and counting…

The International Centre for Birds of Prey are delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal on 20th July, 2017 to share in celebrating 50 years of conservation, education and research. 623 more words

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18 exciting new projects create new jobs, attract tourists and boost economic growth. 

Eighteen local projects have benefited from a share of £99k from Forest of Dean District Council’s ‘New Events and New Business Fund’.

Each project or event had to prove its ability to enhance the local economy as part of the ‘Growing the Economy’ initiative before funds were released. 230 more words

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Save on Summer Holidays at Whitemead Forest Park

Save up to £319* on summer holidays at Whitemead Forest Park

Many families will be dreaming of a well-deserved holiday, and this summer holidaymakers can enjoy up to £319* off a break to… 445 more words

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