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Plymouth Train Crash Driver 'Lacked Experience'

The driver of a train that crashed injuring 48 people “lacked the experience” to recognise a platform was already occupied, investigators say.

The passenger service was travelling at 15mph when it hit a stationary train at Plymouth Station on 3 April 2016. 197 more words

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More crisps, swinging and the NHS 

I’ve had a lovely day.

One of the days in London where everyone you sit down with are charming, interested in my battered suitcase of wares and keen to do business. 846 more words


Pursuing the Parkfield

Findmypast announces new additions to their record collections every Friday. This past Friday (January 13th) brought an unexpected surprise – a newspaper titled Lloyd’s List. 792 more words


Happy New Year from GWR...

Just brilliant.

So, I have to an early task to complete in Bristol before heading to London. I’m already expecting chaos due to the tube strike which I was convinced would be postponed, so had spent a chunk of Sunday evening rearranging meetings… 234 more words


I'm on the train...

I’m travelling to Manchester on a Virgin Cross Country service from Bristol Temple Meads. I don’t get to travel by train very often these days (and when I do, it’s usually by Great Western to London) so this is something of a novelty to me. 374 more words


Late harvest hampers Saskatchewan’s beer-worthy barley crop

Saskatchewan’s late harvest is impacting many – from farmers to beer lovers.

Barley, a key ingredient in most beer, has suffered through wet weather during key periods for the past two or three years, according to Viv Jones, brewmaster with… 225 more words


The Farmer's Boy

Just like most folk a substantial proportion of my nineteenth century kindred worked the land, mainly in back-breaking drudgery, and pretty much until they dropped. Some managed to scratch a living on farms even into the twentieth century (perhaps even into this one, though I don’t know of any). 772 more words

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