“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony,” Margaret Thatcher told the British public as she entered office as the first female prime minister in 1979. 3,546 more words
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Playwright Jeannie Jordan remembers 1984 well not only because it was the year she got engaged but also because of the miners’ strike.
At her local pit Cadley Hill near Swadlincote, like many others in South Derbyshire, the miners continued to work. 451 more words
‘Staying recently in a South Yorkshire town called Rotherham—described in one guidebook as “murky”, an inadequate word for the place—I was interested to read in the local newspaper how the proprietors of some stores are preventing hooligans from gathering outside to intimidate and rob customers. 1,101 more words