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Residents invited to hear local war stories

Merton’s war history is set to be carved in stone thanks to descendants of the borough’s First World War heroes.

As part of the new ‘Carved in Stone’ project, the council’s heritage team is hosting a War Story Day on Saturday 1 August at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre on The Broadway, starting at 11am. 279 more words

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Ten Guilty Men

Hello lovely people. There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the criminal justice system, in relation to budget cuts and changes in legal aid. 460 more words

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Museum Board Member Shows the Mayor Is Wrong

Mr. Gene Barr, a member of the National Civil War Museum’s Board of Directors, appeared on Radio Smart Talk, a local talk show on WITF, the Harrisburg public radio station. 99 more words

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Bestselling author to visit Morden Library

Merton residents will get the chance to meet Crime Writers’ Association‘s Macallan Short Story Dagger Winner and two-time Stonewall writer of the Year, Stella Duffy on Thursday 30 July at 7pm in Morden Library. 129 more words

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The faces of the Peshmerga: Stunning pictures show the men and women training for war in Iraq's inhospitable mountain ranges as they prepare for battle

  • Incredible photographs show would-be Iraqi Peshmerga training to fight to defend their homeland
  • The recruits undergo gruelling training camps in remote Iraq mountains to develop survival and endurance skills…
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Turkey conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

You would have thought that, by now, the Kurds might have learnt their lesson

Robert Fisk- Independent

The Kurds were born to be betrayed. Almost every would-be Middle East statelet was promised freedom after the First World War, and the Kurds even sent a delegation to Versailles to ask for a nation and safe borders. 636 more words

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Racists Claim It's Their Heritage

Out of Douglasville, Georgia we have a story of some redneck racists who are obviously overcompensating as they drive around in their pickup trucks festooned with confederate flags, riding past a black child’s birthday party making what appears to be obscene gestures and shouting racial epithets and threatening to “kill y’all s.”  See story with video… 97 more words

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