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Signing the Declaration

By day Clive drives a tractor. At night he tramps the fields with a pair of greyhound collie crosses called Knocker and Tip and a lamp. The lamp he is currently using is lighter in weight and much more powerful than his old one. To Clive, the almost incredible scientific and technical advances of the

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Your problems solved | 8 November 2003

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Mind your language

Mind your language | 8 November 2003

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