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National Insurance contributions for a private school teacher (Rousse)

I accepted a job as a teacher at the tiny private prep school that my grandmother operated from the extension at the back of her house. I hoped that this was all above board, and that she would pay my … Continue reading

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Stockton man traffics refugees as a sideline to drug dealing (Rousse)

TPR and I were setting down to watch a 1970s film in the upstairs drawing room of the White House when we sensed that we were not alone. After a quick check behind the furniture revealed nothing, we sat back … Continue reading

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Bid to honour Hartburn home (Rousse)

There was a move to honour the White House (Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees) as a national monument on account of the parties held there in the 1970s and 1980s. I doubted that it merited such attention: it was not as if my … Continue reading

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Man who can fly meets swimmer (Rousse)

A two-night stay at our favourite guest house was not long enough, but it was still time to leave. We cheered ourselves up with thoughts of our return visit in the summer. We took the option of flying home at … Continue reading

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Newspaper gossip (Rousse)

Apparently a national newspaper was about to report what XY-Z said to NP as witnessed by LM. This could get messy.

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Government treats UK rail infrastructure “like toy train set” (Rousse)

No wonder the railway system was in such disarray. Every time that a train needed to switch tracks, a team of men was called to lift the long lumps of metal into place by hand. The government was treating its … Continue reading

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