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The idea of a summer bonfire seemed wrong to me, a contradiction – why, I wondered, create light when there is so much anyway? Surely the brilliance of the bonfire was in the contrast – light and dark, warm and cold.
We cranked out 16.4km (10.2miles) today, which we’re pretty happy with, and I can tell you that dragging two-and-a-half times your body weight for seven hours is a bit of a workout.
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In the North, 72% of towns had more repossessions than the UK average
For dogs and cats it’s an onslaught to their senses with alien sounds whizzing and exploding overhead. Not understanding what’s going on, our pets turn to their fight or flight instinct in an attempt to rationalise the situation.
On our seventh day on the ice, things are finally looking up. We had a freezing, miserable morning with a soft, sticky surface that slowed us to a crawl, and a biting windchill that seemed determined to freeze our fingers, toes and faces.
I am currently preparing for the biggest expedition of his life – and arguably one of the most ambitious in polar history. An 1800 mile (2,900km) unsupported return journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back on foot. Known as the Scott Expedition, it will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history and first completion of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s iconic 1910-12 Terra Nova expedition.
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More than 11 million street children live in India – with no official existence and little hope of escaping the poverty cycle. But an extraordinary group of street kids in north India are raising their voices for change – they publish their own broadsheet newspaper, writing about the difficult issues that affect their lives.
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