With the release of the latest film version, 2016 has seen another instalment in the astonishing saga of Ben-Hur. The reviews have been mixed but that’s not surprising: coming after the 1959 big-screen blockbuster with Charlton Heston (and that chariot race) it has some large sandals to fill.
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A long time ago England won the World Cup by beating West Germany 4–2. That most memorable of football matches occurred at another time and place rather than a mere fifty years ago at Wembley.
In fact, to look at the grainy black-and-white recordings of the final against West Germany is to be reminded of a vanished world.
If you are looking forward to your summer holidays let me suggest that you plan to drastically cut your engagement with social media, email and the web while you’re away. Try to digitally disconnect.
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Like most people, I was somewhat surprised to find that the referendum vote actually went in favour of leaving the European Union. The vote has brought us into chaotic and unpredictable times.
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