Trailwalker - the home strait

Wessex Archaeology - Sun, 2015-07-26 09:08
Checkpoint 9 and dawn breaks cold, grey and slightly damp. A pink glow to the east tells us the sun is about to rise, but spots on the windscreen also herald the rain that is forecast. Checkpoint 8 to 9 is the longest stretch of Trailwalker and we wait for our team, Mark, Dave, Vi and Susan, all now walking through the pain barrier. For Operation Nightingale and Project Florence, we are privileged to work with service men and women, all heroes and do what little we can to help their rehabilitation process. The Team Wessex Support Crew have been fortunate to work with our own Trailwalker heroes, we are all so very proud of them. When they come limping through the checkpoint, there'll still be 10km to go - they'll make it!   By Andrew Crockett, Regional Manager South   
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VIDEO: Commissioner to tackle late payments

BBC test - Sun, 2015-07-26 08:47
Small businesses that find themselves in difficulty because of late payments could be helped by the appointment of a new small business commissioner.
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VIDEO: 'Glass-floor' block on social mobility

BBC test - Sun, 2015-07-26 08:43
Robert Pigott reports on a study which shows middle-class families are stopping less well-off children from getting the better-paid jobs.
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VIDEO: British crash victims 'like brothers'

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 19:29
Two British men who were killed when their car crashed off a mountain road in Austria were "like brothers", one of their mothers has said.
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VIDEO: 'My son was kind, gentle, loving'

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 16:36
The father of Josh Robinson, who was one of two British men killed in an Austria car crash, has described his son as "such a lovely person".
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Trailwalker - blazing a trail!

Wessex Archaeology - Sat, 2015-07-25 14:46
 Checkpoint 3 and our Trailwalkers are ploughing on at an impressive pace, with the first 30k knocked off in just 6 hours. The Gurkhas had everything impeccably well-organised from the free breakfast at the start, to the stirring sound of the Gurkha pipers blasting out Scotland the Brave as our team set off bang on 7am. Next stop will be Checkpoint 4, about 40km along the route, which will be about 3pm - getting close to halfway now!! Sponsorship continues to climb, and we're just short of £2.5k now, so anything spare will be very welcome indeed   By Andrew Crockett, Regional Manager South
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VIDEO: 'A grim start to a holiday'

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 10:57
Chris and Alison McCabe say they have had "a grim start" to their holiday, after Eurotunnel warns passengers they face long delays due to "migrant activity".
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VIDEO: Moeen Ali's bowling masterclass

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 10:22
BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell is given a bowling masterclass by England cricketer Moeen Ali.
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VIDEO: Learning to be a bee farmer

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 09:10
The BBC meets Rebecca Marshall, one of the first people to go through the Bee Farmers Association's apprenticeship scheme.
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Trailwalker 2015, there's no going back...

Wessex Archaeology - Sat, 2015-07-25 08:08
So, the trucks were loaded in Rochester and Salisbury, and our intrepid band of Trailwalkers Mark, Dave, Susan and Vi, supported by our Chief Executive Chris alongside Lisa, Rob and Andy, have rendezvoused at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park start point and registered, alarmingly filling in next of kin forms. They then enjoyed an excellent complimentary carb-loading pasta tea courtesy of the Gurkhas. The organisation is second to none, even in some atrocious weather, but we are reassured the weather will be much improved for the team’s 7am start (ouch!) today. Sponsorship continues to flood in, with nearly £2.5k raised so far. This includes some fantastic generosity from, amongst many others, Opti-cal Survey Equipment, our strategic partners Thomson Ecology and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). Always room for a bit more sponsorship though…   By Andrew Crockett, Regional Manager South  
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VIDEO: Celebrity Masterchef winner crowned

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 22:26
Kimberley Wyatt, Rylan Clarke and Sam Nixon battle for the title in Friday's Celebrity Masterchef final.
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VIDEO: '£206 for one-mile rickshaw trip'

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 21:03
A rickshaw rider in London has been questioned over the amount he charged taking tourists between Oxford Circus and Marble Arch.
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Oldest dentistry found in 14,000-year-old tooth

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:41
An international study led by Stefano Benazzi, a palaeo-anthropologist at the University of Bologna, reveals that infected tooth belonging to a man about 25 years of age who lived in...
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Norwegian iron helped build Iron Age Europe

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:38
Iron production started about 3500 years ago in Asia Minor. In Norway, people have been producing iron for at least 2300 years. Arne Espelund, a professor emeritus and a mining...
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New geoglyphs found in Peru

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:34
Anthropologists at Yamagata University have discovered 24 examples of the mysterious Nazca Lines in the arid region of southern Peru. The team began investigating the northern slopes of the urban...
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VIDEO: Bone drug may help breast cancer

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:53
A drug commonly used to strengthen bones could help prevent deaths from breast cancer, according to a new study.
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VIDEO: View from the cab: Operation Stack

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:27
Lorry driver Paul Stevens was filmed as he joined a queue of lorries as part of Operation Stack.
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VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 12:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.
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VIDEO: Air traffic control's busiest day

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:49
As thousands head off on their summer holidays, air traffic control in the UK is expecting its busiest day.
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VIDEO: Memorial service held in Bosley

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:34
A memorial service is held for the victims of the explosion at a wood mill in Bosley, Cheshire.
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