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Heathmont books Eastern Football League grand final berth with memorable win over rival Ringwood

HEATHMONT’S fairytale finals run has continued after the Jets dumped flag favourites Ringwood out of the Eastern Football League Division 3 finals in straight sets. Heathmont reeled in a 19-point deficit at three-quarter time and only hit the front for the first time in the contest midway through the last quarter to progress to this weekend’s grand final. The Jets ...

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series of books that really has saved the very best until last (From The Westmorland Gazette)

Cycling Climbs of North-West England by Simon Warren, £8.99 THIS regional extension of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs is the eighth and final book in this series of UK regional guides. If you’re looking for a true test on the bike, and relish having your legs pummelled by savage inclines, then head to North-West England. Featuring famous climbs such ...

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Book review: Sleeps Standing Moetu, Witi Ihimaera with Hemi Kelly

STEVE WALKER Last updated 05:00, September 10 2017 Siobhan Harvey Sleeps Standing Moetu, by Witi Ihimaera with Hemi Kelly, Vintage, $35  The Battle of Orakau, popularised as Rewi’s Last Stand, was a defining moment of our 19th-century history. It brought the Land Wars to a close and ushered in the confiscation of huge tracts of Maori land by the Crown. In many ...

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The Coventry marathon runner aiming to enter the record books

A Coventry endurance runner is hoping to enter the record books next month when he takes part in Birmingham’s first marathon since the 1980s. Steve Edwards is aiming to break the world record for running 800 official marathon races in the fastest average finish time at the Birmingham International Marathon on Sunday, October 15. Going into 2017 the 54-year-old IT ...

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Two Farmington Hills felines make the record books

Will and Lauren Powers with Cygnus Regulus, whose 17.58-inch tail is longer than any other domestic feline, says the Guinness website.(Photo: Facebook) Farmington Hills — Two frisky felines from Farmington Hills have made the official 2018 Guinness World Record book as well as the 2018 Guinness Amazing Animals book. Remarkably, they both live in the same home. Owners Will and ...

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Fall arts books: Three great local reads

While summer is always touted as the top reading time, it doesn’t mean that books disappear with the beach towels. Great stories and interesting tales are just as welcome in turtleneck season. If you really want to immerse yourself in books, fall is especially rich when it comes to festivals. Here in B.C. the top fests to check out are ...

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Booker prize odds: Colson Whitehead or Kamila Shamsie? | Books

Who will be on the Man Booker shortlist? If you go by the bookies’ odds, Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad) is a cert to be selected, followed by Jon McGregor (Reservoir 13), George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) and Sebastian Barry (Days Without End). After that there’s less agreement, but Mike McCormack (Solar Bones) and Kamila Shamsie (Home Fire) have ...

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#BookWeek: Inmates, Unisa librarians share their love of books

Pretoria – Books, journals, magazines and study material were shared, poems recited, songs sang and motivation exchanged between inmates and librarians at Losperfontein Correctional Facility on Thursday morning, when staff from the Unisa library went there to celebrate Book Week. While Unisa spoke to the “residents” about the importance of reading and education, they boasted about their own library collection ...

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Man City deny “cooking the books” and threaten legal action after La Liga president’s claims

The owners of Manchester City are considering legal action after La Liga president Javier Tebas accused the club of “financial doping”.  Tebas argues that because clubs such as City and French giants PSG have accrued a disproportionate amount of funding he believes is not reflective of footballing success, action should now be taken to stop them “destructuring” European football. Defending In ...

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