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Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again, says old hand Sam Kitchener

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1. The 1964 film 'A Shot in the Dark' was the second appearance of which fictional detective?

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1. In the mass escape from Stalag Luft III German POW camp in 1944, popularised in the film 'The Great Escape', what were the names of the three escape tunnels?

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1. The late 1950s and early '60s rock'n'roller Vince Taylor inspired which fictitious character?

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1. The character Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman, is the director of a local government department which gives its name to what US sitcom?

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1. Which phrase regarding the persuasive power of numbers did Mark Twain attribute to Benjamin Disraeli?

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1. The director Orson Welles spent many of his final years trying to complete a film based on a classic work of 17th-century literature. What was it?

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UK weather: 'Supertides' spark flood warnings across country

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Localised disruption to travel and some flooding of low-lying land and individual properties is possible”

Europe heatwave: British tourists warned as temperatures reach near-record highs

The UK can expect warm, settled weather over the coming days with temperatures potentially reaching the 'meteorologically high' category

UK weather: Temperatures reach 27C but rain expected at Wimbledon Men's Final tomorrow

Temperatures in Britain beat those is Los Angeles today and over 100,000 people flocked to Brighton beach

A warm “plume” of low pressure is responsible for bringing high temperatures to Britian

UK weather: Hottest day of the year expected next week with temperatures reaching 30C

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Connell Duggan: Teacher immersed in youth football

Connell Duggan, schoolteacher and football coach: born Winchburgh, West Lothian 19 August 1937; Member, Livingston Development Corporation 1968-76; Deputy Head, St Augustine's RC High School, Edinburgh 1979-92, Headmaster 1992-96; President, Scottish Schools Football Association 1985-87; married 1966 Teresa Clair (two sons, one daughter); died West Calder, Midlothian 22 October 2007
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