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HIT AND RUN MAN HANDS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE > Pg 21 Chess Game Of Birmingham City Life Council have won the

bid to host the annual chess championship this year, in which a potnetial prize of 75,000 couyld be won. > pg 12

The Lottery Dream becomes Three Friends from True

Kitts Green have had there dream come true after winning it big in the national lottery this week.We interviewed them to see > pg 36

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RETAIL SHOP TO CLOSE AFTER 30 YEARS OF FAST SERVICE > Pg 10 As we come into

the season of remembrance we turn our focus to the fallen soldiers of the past, those who with pride stared into the face of adversity for the sake of crown and country; these heroes of the past should never be forgotten for the bravery which they have displayed but what about those unsung veterans who are still still serving in an illegal war. Who will remember the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for their country? 77% of soldiers returning back from war, have been found to be sufferers of some form or the other of mental trauma. The city of Birmingham recently welcomed back the fifth regiment who returned back to the country last week and in a daring display of honor marched like soldiers in a salute to the comrades who they lost in the war. Since the Labour days of the Blairite movement and the War which labour instigated, we have seen many families suffer

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as they are hit to the core, by the news that their son has tragically been killed in a action, their son will never be able to walk again due to a roadside bombing their son will never see again due to shrapnel embedded in the retina. So it comes as no surprise to find that so many of these young men who went away as boys have come back as battle scarred and traumatised men; men who can hardly sleep at night because of the recurrent nightmares of war being replayed in their mind seamlessly; men who are now a danger to society as they struggle to control the thirst for war and for battle, leaving them in a place of unstable insecurity. Are we the civilian public safe with people like this walking amongst? Are we going to be the next victim on the news of unhinged ex-soldier? Is enough being done for these men? What are we doing here in Birmingham for our soldiers?

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newspaper  

This is the third draft of my newspaper. This is just an edit.

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