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The posthumous papers of a retired Glaswegian schoolmaster and old-fashioned Socialist, John Tunnock, comprise most of Gray's book, which is jacketed with a lengthy quote from Will Self imploring that we should "cherish his works".

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Two people who died in a house fire did not have working smoke alarms, the fire service said today.

Who Runs Britain?, By Robert Peston

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Bridgend teenager found hanging was upset at friend's death

A 17-year-old girl found hanging from a banister at home by a dressing-gown cord knew a friend who had hanged himself, an inquest heard today.

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