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Robbery in Aylesbury

The Bucks Herald pretends to be an old fashioned local newspaper for the Aylesbury area in Buckinghamshire. It is in fact one of hundreds of local titles owned by the deeply indebted Johnston Press, a Scottish conglomerate,...

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1914 – 1918 Poppies at the Tower

Yesterday on the 28th July 1914, one month after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the war which killed 16 million combatants and 4 million non combatants began. Nobody foresaw the scale of carnage, with thousands...

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Istanbul’s unique Tünel underground railway

When Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror captured Byzantium in 1453 the Ottoman Empire and its throne, known as the Sublime Porte, became heirs not only to the Byzantine and Eastern Roman Empire, but also a rich Greco-Latin and...

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The Tories of Little England

Shrill and strident are the calls of the rump Tory Party / UKIP for a European Referendum as Britain (which neither Party actually represents) in their view is dying to leave “Europe.” Prime Minister David Cameron has...

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A week in France

The Eagle left the nest and spent a wonderful, full and rewarding week in France, details of which will be appearing in articles in “The Skibbereen Eagle” www.skibbereeneagle.ie in the coming week, but for now here are...

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The lies of Israel and the gullible of the Internet

Much play is made by Israeli supporters on the internet (real ones and many fake ones) about their support for a blood curdling speech by Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu. http://vladtepesblog.com/2014/07/10/israeli-pm-binyamin-netanyahu-just-made-the-following-speech-in-front-of-the-knesset/ The “speech” is a complete hoax and...

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Buy to leave in Bishop’s Avenue London

“Is anybody home?” is an increasingly common question in the more expensive areas of London dominated by foreign buyers but no more so than in the Hampstead enclave of Bishop’s Avenue aka “Billionaires Row.” While working families...

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Skibbereen Arts Festival

The SKIBBEREEN Arts Festival was launched last week, and the brochure is packed with exciting and intriguing events for the week. Which begins on July 25 and runs until August 2, with many of the events being...

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We’ll leave it there so…. Bill O’Herlihy and The Skibbereen Eagle

It wasn’t all okey-doke at Irish TV Station RTE last night as the curtain came down on the amazing broadcasting career at RTE for sports anchor Bill O’Herlihy. The legendary Irish TV Sports Anchor name checked The...

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