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Major find in the Vale of Pewsey : metal detectors' Roman hoard gives up rare evidence about ancient plant life

Written by Tony Millett on .

Major find in the Vale of Pewsey :  metal detectors' Roman hoard gives up rare evidence about ancient plant life

Mick Rae, Rob Abbott and their friend Dave were detecting in a field in the Vale of Pewsey in October 2014 when they came across a hoard of eight metal vessels - including a cauldron and four small pans from weighing scales. 

The vessels were buried in a pit

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Britain's horse racing history told through fortunes won and lost by twenty-five racehorses

Written by Tony Millett on .

Britain's horse racing history told through fortunes won and lost by twenty-five racehorses

In July journalist Christopher McGrath came to the White Horse Bookshop to talk about his first book:  Mr Darley's Arabian (2016, John Murray).  For anyone interested in history or racing - or both - it is a fascinating read:

Following the descendants of the three Arab stallions that founded

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Major conference will celebrate 30 years of Avebury’s World Heritage Site status

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Major conference will celebrate 30 years of Avebury’s World Heritage Site status

A major conference this autumn will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Avebury becoming a World Heritage Site.

Stonehenge and Avebury became one of the first seven sites across the globe to be awarded World Heritage Site status by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1986.

The

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A chance to question the author who has written the true story of British decision-making in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

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A chance to question the author who has written the true story of British decision-making in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

 

"How could very good, committed and able civil and military public servants not be rewarded with greater success for the United Kingdom in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?"  That was the question retired major general Christopher Elliott set out to answer in his book High Command -

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How laws signed by King Henry III of England at Marlborough Castle will meet their end

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How laws signed by King Henry III of England at Marlborough Castle will meet their end

If you are an avid and discerning collector of government policy consultations here's a very rare one indeed - it includes references to Henry III of England, Marlborough Castle and some very, very old laws.

The Law Commission is consulting on a new round of statute repeals - tidying

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