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Grave of Jack Cornwell who won Victoria Cross gets protected status

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
He was a boy hero who epitomised true British grit during the largest naval battle of the First World War. Now the grave of John 'Jack' Travers Cornwell has received protected status to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, in which he was ...

Cleaner Clair Jones is jailed after stealing £65k haul including Victoria Cross

Daily Mail - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A cleaner has been jailed after stealing a £65,000 haul including a Victoria Cross from the families she worked for before lying about suffering from cancer.

Crooked cleaner jailed after stealing treasured Victoria Cross from family

Birmingham Mail - ‎May 21, 2016‎
A THIEVING cleaner who stole a treasured Victoria Cross from a family she worked for has been jailed for 19 months. Sickeningly, when the net began to close on devious Clair Jones, who snatched jewellery and medals from her customers, the 42-year-old ...

Commemorative stone for Victoria Cross war hero to be unveiled in East Ham

Newham Recorder - ‎May 23, 2016‎
He will be one of five people from the borough to be honoured by Newham Council for receiving the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest military decoration possible, on the 100th anniversary of the act of bravery for which they received their award.

Victoria Cross hero gave his life to save crew on Barrow submarine

NW Evening Mail - ‎May 17, 2016‎
THE commander of a Barrow submarine won the Victoria Cross but gave his life in the process during another attempt to eliminate the threat to shipping posed by the former German battleships Goeben.

Rugby cleaner jailed for stealing valuables including Victoria Cross

Rugby Observer (press release) (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A 'DESPICABLE' thieving cleaner who stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of property, including jewellery and even a Victoria Cross, from the homes of families she worked for has been jailed. Devious Clair Jones even tried to pin the blame on a ...
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JDF Members to Serve on Boards

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at the 49th Victoria Cross Dinner, at Up Park Cark Camp, in St. Andrew, on May 28.

The Ultimate Newcastle United Hero?

The Mag - ‎6 hours ago‎
Two months later Bell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross and his grief stricken widow was presented with the medal by King George V. Donald's name lives on today with a monument at the place where he fell on the battlefield being named 'Bells ...

Blue plaque to be unveiled to Indian war hero

The Argus - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The plaque will be unveiled on the wall of The Royal Pavilion shop close to the royal palace where Mr Dast was both treated for his injuries and where in August 1915 he received the Victoria Cross from George V. The Indian-born soldier was awarded his ...

The Lost Tommies by Ross Coulthart review – young martyrs to pointlessness

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
... of the salute to Allah intoned by Isis fanatics as they detonate their vests. He was instantly killed by German fire, but posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Back then, his initiative counted as extraordinary valour; now it seems more like ...

Pensioner with Parkinson's disease complains about new design in South Street, Deal

Kent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
People with disabilities have to go off the curb when they come out of the precinct, cross the road, then they get to another high point.

Newmarket is a safe bet and good alternative to Cambridge - ‎9 hours ago‎
How often do you see racehorses walk down your high street or see stable lads and apprentices exercising thoroughbreds on the outskirts of town?
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Victoria Centre evacuated after suitcases found

Daily Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
NOTTINGHAM'S Victoria Centre was evacuated after 'suspicious suitcases' were discovered - before police carried out a controlled explosion.
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Victoria loses to South Australia in state league match

The Age - ‎1 hour ago‎
James Boyd, with 30 disposals and 10 clearances, was just as dominant, along with Joel Cross, who had 29 touches. Cross is an outstanding story, given that he had a brief stint at Box Hill in the VFL before crossing to South Adelaide to become a dual ...
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Duke of Wellington's daughter Charlotte arrives at church to marry fiancé

Daily Mail - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Singer James Blunt, 42, and his 32-year-old wife Sofia looked relaxed and happy as they arrived at the church ahead of the evening ceremony.

ON THIS DAY: 1982: 20-year-old Doncaster soldier becomes second town victim of Falklands War

Doncaster Today - ‎May 27, 2016‎
He is buried at the Aldershot Military Cemetery in Hampshire and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, although secret documents released years after his death revealed he had actually been recommended for the Victoria Cross.

Climate change eroding value of heritage sites

The Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
WORLD Heritage Sites like the iconic Great Zimbabwe Monument and the splendid Victoria Falls are coming under severe pressure from climate change, threatening to erode the sites' outstanding universal value (OUV) - their exceptional cultural or ...

Nine RAF Typhoon jets fly in formation to celebrate British aviation history

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In the centre of the formation was GiNA which had been painted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain last year, and Wing Commander Nicolson VC DFC, the only Fighter Command Pilot to receive the Victoria Cross during World War ...

Kent: St Augustine's Week in Ramsgate

Independent Catholic News - ‎15 hours ago‎
This was followed by High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, celebrated by Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP, with music sung by The Victoria Consort. In the afternoon, many people attending the Pilgrimage went to Canterbury to take part in a ... St Augustine's ...

Smokey Smith - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ernest Alvin “Smokey” Smith was born May 3, 1914, in New Westminster, British Columbia, and he was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be given to members of the British or ...