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Champion rock climber cheats death (Rousse)

I was so strong that the National Trust (NT) employed me on a regular basis to carry the back end of a Land Rover over rough ground. On this occasion the NT staff were patrolling a site of outstanding natural … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell champions women in science (Rousse)

It was all very well for so-called consultants and other well-wishers to advise me to share out the work, but everyone else was just so busy – and I couldn’t trust them to do the job properly anyway. Everything was … Continue reading

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German treasure trove reveals its secrets (Rousse)

TPR was the jumping champion. He was the first person who had ever managed to leap from a standing start at the bottom of the pit on to the turf above. Everyone had said that it was impossible, yet my … Continue reading

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Meet MEP Margaret: the world champion Tay Bridge swimmer (Rousse)

As soon as the woman that I called Marion corrected me and told me that she was Margaret I remembered exactly who she was: the Scottish National Party’s MEP for Stirling and world champion Tay Bridge swimmer.

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The schoolgirl cross country champion of Surrey (Rousse)

HW was keeping a big secret, but I saw the evidence pinned to her kitchen noticeboard. Her daughter was the schoolgirl cross country champion of Surrey.

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Accolades for the wooden-legged international driving champion (Rousse)

TPR was an international driving champion, as was his former colleague KR. KR’s achievement was the more impressive: she won every accolade despite her wooden leg.

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