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Anton Rippon: I can think of some clowns who don't wear red noses
ISN'T it strange, the things that frighten people? A carnival committee in Cambridgeshire has banned a clown because some people suffer from coulrophobia, a fear of those characters with white faces, painted-on smiles and big floppy feet.
Beaujolais Nouveau makes bigger splash in Japan
Japanese wine importers have purchased 5 percent more Beaujolais Nouveau than last year as the drink's popularity bounces back.
Staffordshire Hoard: 'Opening a window into the Mercian kingdom'
They acquired the hoard after raising �3.3m in 12-weeks through public and company donations and funding from five other local councils.
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Winemaker Mercian to double vineyard area in Japan
Major winemaker Mercian Corp. will nearly double the area of its vineyards from the current 21.5 hectares, possibly within two years, officials said.
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On the trail of the Mercian Anglo-Saxon saints
In the period when the Staffordshire area was the centre of the mighty kingdom of Mercia, Christianity re-arrived in the English Midlands.
Mercian Trail highlights history of Saxon Staffordshire
Positive reactions to the tour of the Staffordshire Hoard round the county in summer 2011 have produced new interest in the county's Saxon past.
Soldiers from the Mercian regiment to parade through Stockport town centre
It is the first of several parades in the Mercian's home counties with marches in Chester and Nottingham also planned. Between 11am and 11.30am Stockport town centre will be partially closed.
Military honours list includes soldier who fought with broken back
Cpl Griffiths, from the Mercian Regiment, was sitting down to eat a beef stir-fry at his base when a suicide bomber drove a truck into the wall.
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Army to lose 17 units amid job cuts
The four infantry battalions to disappear are the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment and the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh. A fifth infantry ...
Cutbacks leave UK with smallest army since Victorian times  The Week UK
road to be named Lara Croft Way
"The vote for Mercian Way is also testimony to the passionate local support shown for the servicemen and women serving right now so I'm pleased that there will be a lasting legacy to honour them in what will be the biggest change to Derby's inner road ...