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Hello – December 2016

Christmas is a celebration for everyone, and probably the best-known religious festival in the world, whether you’re a Christian or not. Around the world, there are very few places that don’t have some Christmas activities. In China, although it’s not a public holiday, the major cities have Christmas trees and lights in shopping centres, [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 7 Winners

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Kindle Paperwhite eReader: Miss E Mitchell, Aberdeen

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Hello – November 2016

We sometimes use legal terms in our crosswords, because they are useful words to know. While I hope you are never involved in a lawsuit, you probably are familiar with some of the words below:

The plaintiff is the person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
The defendant is [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 7 Winners

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Hello – October 2016

The great thing about names is that if you don’t like yours, you can change it. Most names have another form, a shortening or nickname, which is known officially as a hypocorism, from the Greek hupokoristikos, ‘to use child-talk’.

Mary was probably one of the most popular names for girls in the past. To tell [more…]

UK COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 297)

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Heather Bridges, Wallasey; Sue Jefferson, Haverhill; Steve Smith, Preston.

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Greeba Ellinsworth, Fleetwood.

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Hello – September 2016

If you are one of those people (like me) who makes lists, you will be interested to hear that Peter Mark Roget was such a man. If he hadn’t been, we might not have the wonderful reference book known as Roget’s Thesaurus

Roget was highly qualified in several fields. He was a physician, scholar and [more…]

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Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine: Mrs J G Fillingham, Lincoln

Mason Pearson Pocket Pure Bristle Brush: Mrs P Swinnerton, Atherstone

Wedgwood Cuckoo Teacup and Saucer: Mrs Ley Mitchell, Liverpool

Leatherman Multi-Tool: Mrs B Clark, Huntington

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Subscriber Sweepstake 6 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Panasonic TV 28” HD LED LCD: Janet Hunt, Horsley NSW
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