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Issue 1294 - Horrible Histories

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What has Horrible Histories ever done for us?

Over the last 25 years Horrible Histories has transformed the past from a dusty closed book to a gore-filled adventure. To mark this landmark anniversary, creator Terry Deary takes us on a tour of the dark side of Durham that inspired his books.

Also this week...

In Letter To My Younger Self, flying Scotsman Graeme Obree on spending his teenage years watching the weather forecast, why he hated PE and why his teenage-self would ‘laugh his head off’ at the thought of a movie all about his life.

As Bournemouth Council’s decision to place bars on benches to repel rough sleepers sparks uproar and action – we ask who really is welcome in our public spaces.

Losing a child suddenly is any parent’s greatest dread – one mother shares how she found hope in knowing that her daughter gave others the chance to live, through organ donation.

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