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EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello and welcome once again to the Winchcombe & Tewkesbury Express. As always if you are easily offended please just put this down and go and buy heat or something. Clocks have now gone forward so it must be British Summertime! Thought I would mention this as it is not obvious by the weather. Maybe its the fault of the Tewkesbury Parking Taliban – all this misery must affect the local climate.....Be safe. BigEd X HEROIC Army medic Sally Clarke, who rushed to the aid of a wounded comrade while under fire, is to receive an award for her bravery. Lance Corporal Clarke, 22, won national acclaim last year for the heroism she displayed in Afghanistan while serving with 2nd Battalion The Rifles. Now, L/Cpl Clarke, from Cutsdean, near Winchcombe, is to get the Queen's Commendation for Bravery. L/Cpl Clarke, who was on the frontline for seven months, said: "I am happy but surprised to get the commendation because everyone out there did a good job. I hope I am not posted out there again because it's very scary risking your life." She was on foot patrol south of Sangin when one of her colleagues found an old Russian-style anti-tank mine. While her colleagues studied the device, insurgents fired a series of rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) over a wall. The patrol stopped and took defensive positions while they waited for experts to deal with the device. Opportunistic Taliban members fired an RPG which hit a soldier on the back of his rucksack, bouncing off and landing in the middle of the patrol. Everyone dived to take cover and two more explosions followed the first. When L/Cpl Clarke got up from the ground she saw seven of her patrol had been injured in the blasts, the most seriously with massive shrapnel wounds to his upper legs and buttocks. L/Cpl Clarke had shrapnel embedded in her shoulder and lower back, but despite her own injuries she sprung
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Police in Cheltenham are issuing a warning to residents about rogue traders after a woman in Winchester Way was targeted on Thursday March 18. Two weeks ago, workmen came to the victim’s house and repaired her roof tiles. They then told her that her guttering would also need replacing and that this would cost £400. The victim told the men that she did not want them to do this work but they washed her guttering anyway. One man then returned to the victim’s house just before 10am on March 18 to ask for the £400. The victim explained that she would not be paying for this work and would be calling the police. He then left in a white van towards Salisbury Avenue. The offender is described as a white man, in his 50s, around 5ft 6 tall, of stocky build and with short dark hair. He was wearing a short red zip up jacket and dark coloured trousers. The workmen were also carrying business cards with the company name ‘Everlast’ written on them. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 143 of March 18. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Follow these simple tips to avoid becoming the victim of rogue traders Use recommendations - If you are thinking of getting some work done on your home ask friends, work colleagues and neighbours to recommend a tradesperson they have used. Take a reference - Ask the tradesperson for references and ring up and speak to previous customers. Cold callers - Do not employ cold callers. They can often be quite persuasive, pointing out problems with your home that you hadn't noticed. Try not to engage them in conversation, explaining that you do not buy goods and services at the door. Get a written quote - If you do proceed with having work done on your property, get a detailed brief drawn up and a written quote prior to work starting which lists everything included in the price. Friends and family have paid tribute to an “amazing” 22-year-old who died after crashing his car. Jamie Lea, from Bishop’s Cleeve, passed away at Frenchay Hospital on Tuesday after the accident on the A435 on Sunday night. A Facebook site has been in-
undated with tributes to the popular young man, who had a passion for cars. It says: “A lovely person that is going to be missed by everyone that knew him. Remember the good old days of the Cheltenham cruze with Jamie in his fiesta. Can’t believe this has happened. RIP xxx.” His sister Rebecca Lea said on the site she was “overwhelmed” by the love and support of people who knew Jamie. She wrote: “I have just spoken to my mum and told her all the amazing things people have written and all the things you would like to do in memory of Jamie. My mum, dad, sisters and myself are totally overwhelmed by this.” Close friend Rhianna Walton said: “He was an amazing lad and did not deserve this. My thoughts go out to his girlfriend and family. He was involved in the cruise for years and he had so many friends down there.” Fire crews from Winchcombe and Tewkesbury were called to the A435 between Teddington Cross Hands roundabout and the Pamington turning near Tewkesbury at around 11.32pm on Sunday. Jamie’s Ford Fiesta was the only vehicle involved. After being taken to Cheltenham General Hospital, he was transferred to Frenchay due to the seriousness of his injuries. He lost his fight for life on Tuesday. Jamie is understood to have three sisters Sarah, Rebecca and Claire and it is believed he lived with his dad Peter in Bishop’s Cleeve. The Winchcombe & Tewkesbury Express team send their condolences to the family and friends of Jamie.
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Msn news: "Red arrows pilot ejects after crash" I'm not an aviation expert, but surely the logic is to eject before the crash? This probably explains why 'Smith' is the most common name in the phonebook A man walks into library & asks if they have any books on coincidences. The librarian says, "As a matter of fact, this one's just arrived." I come from a long line of Conga dancers. What's the definition of the bravest man in the world. The man who comes home drunk, covered in lipstick and smelling of perfume, slaps his wife on the arse and says: You're next, fatty. What do you get if you put a horseâ€™s head on the body of Leona Lewis?....Leona Lewis.
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Operator: 'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.' RAC Motoring Services Caller: 'Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am travelling in Australia?' Operator:'Does the product name give you a clue?' Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while travelling in Europe): 'If I register my car in France and then take it to England, do I have to change the steering wheel to the other side of the car?' Directory Enquiries Caller: 'I'd like the number of the Argo Fish Bar, please' Operator: 'I'm sorry, there's no listing. Are you sure that the spelling is correct?' Caller: 'Well, it used to be called the Bargo Fish Bar but the 'B' fell off.' Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven. Operator: 'Woven? Are you sure?' Caller: â€˜Yes. That's what it says on the label -- Woven in Scotland ' On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told a worried operator:'I haven't got a pen, so I'm steaming up the window to write the number on.'
Tech Support: 'OK. At the bottom left hand side of your screen, can you see the 'OK' button displayed?' Tech Support: 'I need you to right- Customer: 'Wow! How can you see my screen from there?' click on the Open Desktop.' Caller: 'I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realised that I Customer: 'OK.' Tech Support:'Did you get a pop- need it. So, if I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?' up menu?' Customer:'No.' An Efficiency Expert was carrying out an audit at a major hospital. Tech Support:'OK. Right-Click While he was checking the books, he turned to the Finance Director again. Do you see a pop-up of the hospital and said "I notice you buy a lot of bandages. What do menu?' you do with the end of the roll when there's too little left to be of any Customer:'No.' Tech Support: 'OK, sir. Can you tell use?" "Good question," came the reply. "We save them up and send me what you have done up until them back to the bandage company and every now and then they send us a free box of bandages." "Oh," replied the Expert, somewhat this point?' disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But Customer:â€™Sure. You told me to on he went, in his obnoxious way. "What about all these plaster write 'click' and I wrote 'click'.' purchases? What do you do with what's left over after setting a cast
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message, 'Genesis 3:10..' Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock.' Genesis 3:10 reads, 'I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked.' For several years, a man was having an affair with a woman of Italian birth. One night, she confided that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he agreed to pay her a large sum of money if she would go back to Italy to have the child secretly. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18. She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discreet, he told her to simply mail him a post card and write 'Spaghetti' on the back. He would then arrange for the support payment to begin. One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. She said 'You received a very strange post card today.' She handed the card over and watched as her husband read it, turned white, and fainted. On the card was written: 'Three portions of Spaghetti, two with meatballs, one without. Need extra sauce.' A woman went to the doctor's office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming and ran down the hall. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story. After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room. He then marched down the hallway back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard. "What's the matter with you?" the older doctor demanded. "Mrs. Terry is 61 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?" The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up asked â€?Does she still have the hiccups?"
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