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The day a tortoise turned turtle for the King of England

Flags flapped along the seafront as King George VI stepped ashore on St Helena… a small island, somewhere off the coast of France. Quite a long way off, actually – and the same goes for the rest of the text … Continue reading

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Who ‘disarmed’ the Boer War bomb in the tower?

In his column in the St Helena Independent, Julian Cairns-Wicks recalled the saga of the unexploded bomb that was discovered in the old round tower on Ladder Hill. But what happened to it? Here’s the down-to-earth answer, as told to … Continue reading

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Graham beats Jacob’s Ladder record – hands down

The record for climbing Jacob’s Ladder has been broken by less than a second – by a “runner” who went up on all fours. Graham Doig cleared the 699th step of the St Helena landmark in a time of 5 minutes, … Continue reading

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St Helena Day ‘best to date’, says Nick

The “best St Helena Day” for years raised more than two and a half thousand pounds for Nick Stevens’s organising team at New Horizons. Monday’s celebrations included the biggest firework display seen on the island for a decade, and the introduction of … Continue reading

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