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The extraordinary feats of Australians awarded the Victoria Cross in World War I

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Leonard Maurice Keysor received a Victoria Cross for his heroic effort that saw him catch Turkish grenades mid-air and throw them back at the enemy during World War I. The brave soldier became the master bomb thrower as he risked his life to protect ...

Victoria Cross medals from Vietnam War to go on display together for first time

ABC Online - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
"Those who've seen an image of Peter Badcoe would look at him and not immediately regard him as the hero that we associate with the Victoria Cross. "He was a short, stocky man; he had horn-rimmed glasses; he was a man that didn't drink or smoke, which ...

10 facts about James Magennis

Irish Post - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
THIS YEAR marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of James Joseph Magennis, the only Northern Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War II. The Victoria Cross is the highest possible military honour for valour in the face of the enemy ...

Badcoe: Victoria Cross on display in Canberra

Port Adelaide - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
One of the most decorated Australians in the Vietnam War, Badcoe was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the face of the enemy after commanding troops in An Thuan province in 1967.

Awards honour one of our bravest sons

Liverpool Echo - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Former Calday Grange Grammar School pupil Sgt Cyril Edward Gourley was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917 for showing unlimited courage in taking command of a section of guns and keeping advancing German forces in check for four hours.

Dr Malcolm Arthurton - obituary

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎18 hours ago‎
attending an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for Gibson to receive the Victoria Cross, 22nd Guy Gibson and members of the Dambusters team attending an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for Gibson to receive the Victoria Cross in ...

Retro: Sheffield pub crawl in Hillsborough of 1871

The Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
On leaving we shoot down Owlerton Green and head for the Victoria at 923 Penistone Road, opened just six years before our visit in 1865.

All aboard the Mail Rail: A horse's sick note and cats with pensions at the £26 million Postal Museum

Culture24 - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Post Office salvage squad had to brave the blitz, saving mail from bombed post offices and pillar boxes. Sergeant Alfred Knight, a member of the Post Office's own regiment, the Post Office Rifles, became the battalion's only Victoria Cross ...

Heine on Friday: One man's tireless fight for village war memorial

Oxford Mail - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
One of the reasons Keith Brooks feels so strongly about this project is because his grandfather, Sergeant Major Edward Brooks from the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry was awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. The citation tells an ...

Donald Trump proves democracy is for awful people too

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎18 hours ago‎
Years ago, when David Beckham was captain, Sam covered an England press conference. Beckham was normally affable and calm, but this time he was cross. A journalist had made a joke about his wife, Victoria. David and Victoria Beckham expecting fourth ...

Walks in Nottinghamshire: Ramblers head to Bulwell and Nuthall

Nottingham Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
From the start at Bulwell Hall Park (grid reference SK 537464, postcode NG6 8LF), head down the drive and cross the main road (A6002) at the traffic lights.
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British taxi driver planned to abandon pregnant wife to join ISIS and marry jihadi bride

Mirror.co.uk - ‎20 hours ago‎
On the morning of December 29 2014, police swooped on Taj's one-bedroom flat in Victoria Road, Bedford, while he and his wife Rabia Khalique were at home.
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UK Weathyer causes commuter misery as arctic blast causes slippery railway tracks

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... 'So no consideration of making this 6 carriage Victoria train 8 then? Using all those idle cancelled trains?' Meanwhile Kimberley Booker tweeted: 'Over 1 and a half hours waiting on a train with NO or inaccurate info.
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The strange tale of Evgeny Lebedev and the Independent

Spectator.co.uk (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
The real Evgeny sounds like a cross between Jay Gatsby and Toad of Toad Hall. He's a young man who has everything but is always hankering for more.

Half Term Adventures

The Press, York - ‎12 hours ago‎
Join us for a fun packed half term. Explore the museum with Private Albert Mountain, a Victoria Cross winner from the First World War (answer all his questions to get a special Bradford Pals badge!

Co-op staff from Balfour Road donate goodies for Runcorn school's Valentine disco

Runcorn and Widnes World - ‎17 hours ago‎
When they heard that children at Victoria Road Primary School were holding a Valentine's disco, they offered to provide all the refreshments.

Top-performing journalism students honoured at annual awards

HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
This year was the first-time a NCTJ distance learning student scooped a win in the diploma awards, with Tanita Cross picking up the award for the best performance in essential media law and regulation.

Final chance to learn about hero Dunsire

Fife Today - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The 'Robert Dunsire - The Story of a Victoria Cross' exhibition, which started at the centre last August, has welcomed more than 1500 people, all keen to find out more about the local lad who received the Victoria Cross. Gary Nurse, from Friends of ...
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Linford Christie becomes fifth celeb to quit The Jump – as axed James Arg is brought back

Daily Star - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Heather Mills was also brought earlier this week, though she was eliminated from the 2015 series after being beaten in the ski jump to Lady Victoria Hervey. This year's series has been marred by injuries. Mark Francis suffered an injury to his ankle ...

Tornado: First mainline steam locomotive to be built from scratch in half a century heads to Exeter

Exeter Express and Echo - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The first mainline steam locomotive to be built from scratch in half a century is coming to Exeter. The £3 million Tornado was unveiled by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2009 after an 18-year fundraising and construction project.
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