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So let’s talk about ‘Fire Under My Feet’. It’s uplifting, it’s got a bit of gospel feel, it’s very earthy and very free which is what I love about it.
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The Ageas Family Festival Returning for its fourth year, the home of Hampshire Cricket welcomes The Ageas Family Festival on 1st August. Alongside fantastic family entertainment, the Festival will feature the Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire v Middlesex, with a headline musical performance from Boyzone, one of the UKs bestloved boybands. Known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’ and ‘When The Going Gets Tough’, Boyzone is celebrating two decades in the music industry tallying up an impressive five Brit Awards, 18 Top Ten hits on the UK Singles Chart, six number one UK hit singles and five number one
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Lenny should have known trouble was brewing when Max had showed up yesterday and bought a cup of iced lemonade. For a boy of few words he’d certainly asked a lot of questions. Lenny had been flattered into letting his guard slip and it had cost him dearly. Max was older, cooler, and had his own mobile phone. And sure enough today ‘Maximum Lemons’ opened up just across the street.
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Max’s lemonade, while no more homemade than Lenny’s, was selling for just 10p, and each cup came with a curly straw. Max had been doing a steady trade while Lenny’s lemonade had turned flat in the jug. “Lemonade doesn’t taste any better through a curly straw”, Lenny said at the top of his voice, “you’re all just hooked on a pointless gimmick”. Max hooked his thumbs through his belt loops. “Pathetic. Is that the card you were going to play?” he sniggered and turned away. “Not so fast Max”. Lenny took a deep breath, “I bet your mum bought the lemonade, the cups and the curly straws from the supermarket this morning, after you cooked up your little
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Like many other cities around the country, Southampton has seen an increase in the number of children coming into local authority care in recent years which has put additional pressure on the council’s foster carers. On top of this, every year we see carers retire from the service leaving us with experienced shoes to fill.
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