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Police incident at Chasewater yesterday evening

Update 5:25pm, Wednesday 1 August Latest statement from Staffordshire Police: Armed police deployed to Chasewater Country ParkStaffordshire Police received a call just after 8pm yesterday (31 July) reporting that a man had been assaulted with a weapon at Chasewater Country … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling

I’m sure most of us have heard the tale from tour guides, teachers or those ‘in the know’ that the famous – some would say infamous – statue of Captain Smith in Beacon Park, Lichfield was originally made for Smith’s hometown, Hanley, in the Potteries, but was refused in shame and Lichfield took it instead.
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When the fighting stopped

Earlier in the year, reader and friend of the blog David Evans suggested I run an article about the truce at Messines over Christmas in 1914. This outbreak of humanity in the midst of one of the bloodiest wars the world had ever witnessed, captured the popular imagination for years. The idea of opposing sides downing weapons and joining in a game of football in no man’s land is enchanting and solid, and has featured in many forms of pop culture – from rock music videos to films and books.
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