Graham’s Art Quiz

Once again we had no winners to last week’s puzzle.  Graham thinks it may be because his puzzles just aren’t highbrow enough for our readers, so with that in mind he has created this week’s puzzle specifically with classic art lovers in mind.  What may appear, at first glance to

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THE BLACK KNIGHT’S CONCUBINE: Part 2

The long-anticipated – and by Ava long-dreaded – day arrived; Karel Tate came to the village.  Children out minding the sheep saw him first and came running into town with the news.  The whole populace was out to watch by the time the great knight on his great horse appeared,

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Snake’s Alive!

We’ve all heard of people using an old stocking to replace their fanbelt in an emergency, but a snake? Mechanics at a garage in Oxford had more than they bargained for this month when they lifted the bonnet of a car to discover a seven foot boa constrictor lurking within.

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Graham’s James Bond Quiz.

Despite having no correct entries to last week’s quiz Graham refuses to lower the difficulty level of his quizzes.  He likes to really challenge readers and give them something to think about.  With that in mind he has developed this extremely tough James Bond Quiz.  You can email your answers,

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THE BLACK KNIGHT’S CONCUBINE PART I

Ava had lived her entire life in fear. Her mother had been a Silvan soldier, killed in the wars, and so Little Ava had learned early what death was, and to fear it.  She had learned to fear her grandmother too; the ancient Silvan Diva had taught Little Ava what

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A More Humane Deterrent?

In wildlife news this week a swannery in Dorset has come up with a unique way of deterring predatory foxes from attacking their swans. According to The Independent a local farmer put the staff at Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset onto a novel, non-violent fox deterrent.  Apparently foxes have a particular

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Recipe One: Bread and Butter

Recipe corner is a new edition to Newsnibbles.  Graham has found us a top Chef: Jean Claude Maître de la Cuisine who will be providing us with weekly recipes.  

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Foaming Unacceptable!

It has been brought to our attention this week that the lovely Fiona Bruce was attacked with shaving foam whilst filming The Antiques Road Show at Hartland Abbey in Devon. What could easily be described as a teenage prank, were it not for the perpetrators being thirty-two and forty-two, resulted

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Short’s Measure

“In my experience, those who beg for mercy never deserve it” and by the cold emotionless tone of his voice, Detective Short knew that his victims rarely received it. “So, she begged, but you still put a twenty-two between her eyes.  You’re a real peach McCormack.” McCormack was a small,

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Too Many Action Films?

Have you ever watched an action film where two men fight atop a moving train and thought how do they keep their balance? Well that is what a Worthing man decided to find out last week.  A passenger train in Sussex was stopped on Wednesday July 27th at approximately 14:25

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