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Race to rescue earthquake victim in northern Russia (Rousse)

When the earthquake struck in the Russian far north TPR was standing directly on the fault line above a seam of white marble. He fell several thousand feet into the enormous crevice. I was sure that I would never see … Continue reading

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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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Dog survives 36 hours trapped under car (Rousse)

We drove all the way to Manchester with CM’s dog P trapped underneath the car. TPR was so busy on arrival setting up business deals (in his suit) that he completely forgot about the dog for a further 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Baby survives a squashing outside Nando’s (Rousse)

I watched in horror as the huge lorry rolled backwards on the pavement outside Nando’s on Lothian Road, Edinburgh. That poor baby, who a couple of minutes ago was playing on the ground just out of the line of sight … Continue reading

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A superhero in a silk top (Rousse)

The knife sliced through DT’s blue and black silk top and into her skin – but I knew that she would survive because we’d been through this before. Cowering on the bed in the corner, I predicted correctly DT would … Continue reading

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Surviving the Hebrides without adequate waterproofs and footwear (Rousse)

TPR was in trouble. His Crocs and Barbour jacket had been stolen. How would he survive the rest of his trip to the Outer Hebrides?

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Tossed stone is cause of Aberdeen train tragedy (Rousse)

It was a very long walk to Aberdeen, and well after 4pm when we reached the city centre. Our first stop was the railway station. The people waiting on the platform watched a bunch of workers busily repairing the track. … Continue reading

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Stockton Sixth Form College students take to the skies and survive the flood (Rousse)

Very few of the staff who taught me were still now working at the Stockton Sixth Form College. The only teacher that I recognised was Mr X, still sporting his distinctive comb-over. I found ECM queening it over everyone in … Continue reading

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Husband regrets land speed record attempt (Rousse)

I was still alive. Yes, I was definitely alive – but what was all that wailing? TPR was beside himself with grief. I struggled to force out the words “It’s OK, I’m still here” while trying to make sense of … Continue reading

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