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Wolf in lambs clothing

You just have to mention the word •Contractor’ to any Scammell heavy haulage devotee and their eyes will probably mist over with a mix of pleasure and excitement in recalling one very special machine.

Of all the models built at the Watford plant, it’s arguably the Contractor which has championed the reputation of Scammell right round the world. In production for almost 20 years (1964-83) the 6×4 was available in a variety of lightweight and heavyweight versions and used for all manner of testing work.

As we explained In the June 2012 issue of Heritage Commercials. Graham Booth must be

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Wileys lessons in modern music!

1. Give your tunes away for free!

The scandal: Wiley cancelled his Glastonbury set this June after arriving on-site.

Wiley says: “I used to love Glastonbury. I respect the man who started it, and all the stuff that goes into it.

People say, ‘You should be grateful they put you on the line-up’. But Glastonbury don’t care about me. They didn’t headline me. They didn’t put me on the main stage, they had me in a tent like a nobody. I am a nobody, to Glastonbury. That’s why I decided I didn’t have the energy. I thought, ‘This festival don’t

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Which coat ARE YOU?

This winter, choose from oversized and masculine, Fifties-inspired fit-and- flare, or the cosy all-English duffel. Better yet, invest in all three.

MANNISH

I’ve never liked to play second fiddle to men, individually or collectively. I grew up being coached by my mother that the best way around their influence was to use your feminine charm, but I always rallied against this approach. Too many pats on the head by paunch-ridden, patronising stalwarts of the business community (who assumed that because I wore a skirt and had blue eyes I knew little of the big themes of life) ensured I didn’t

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WHEN SPOTS MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THIS

One staffer has found a way to cure her acne for good — but it comes at a cost…

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with my skin. What my mum promised would be a temporary case of teenage acne was still there at the age of 26.

People can be really cruel when it comes to your face. An ex once told me quite bluntly that, despite my best efforts at coverage, I wasn’t fooling anyone. And at a party one guy approached me only to ask, «What’s that on your face?» Prick.

It gets to

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Whats in the sky?

The cold, dark night skies of February are starting to show us the first hints of spring…

Northern hemisphere

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

Viewable time: All through the hours of darkness

Otherwise known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51 is possibly one of the most famous galaxies after the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies. The reason for this is the beautiful photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. As you can see in the picture, the larger galaxy is pulling material from the smaller in an act of celestial vandalism.

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Viewable time: Mid-evening until the early hours

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WHAT IS HE BUILDING

DOWN THERE?

HALFAAMPIESKRAAL IS A WORKING GUEST FARM WHERE SURPRISE IS PART OF THE COLLECTION OF FURNITURE…

There’s a farm in the Overberg that never sleeps. It’s always busy there. If the owners aren’t converting the farmhouse, the outbuildings or the barn into a lively party and wedding venue, they’re rearranging the furniture. Or the potted plants. And now, rumour has it, they have something new up their sleeve-and it sounds intriguing…

You can safely bet on the good morning crow of an out-of-time rooster when you visit Halfaampieskraal. But that’s it, and that’s good. For the rest of your

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WHAT HE REALLY THINKS ABOUT IN BAD…

Diving into the male psyche can be a dangerous game — especially when it comes to sex — but we took the plunge and asked more than 700 men 61 intimate questions. Forewarned is forearmed: read this and never be surprised at men again. Remember, knowledge is power.

SO WHAT EXACTLY ARE MEN GETTING UP TO?

First things first: most men lost their virginity between 16 and 19. An energetic 3% claim to have slept with over 100 women, but overall they were less promiscuous than you might imagine, with only half having had a one-night stand.

WHAT KEEPS HIM

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What a zoo!

Apps and Animals For Your Wild Side

Bonnie may live behind bars, but she still likes to bang on drums while fellow resident Kyle enjoys playing the piano. Both musicians are wild animals when it comes to making sounds on a tablet, but that’s not a backhanded compliment. These two inmates are, in reality, orangutans.

And just when you thought only humans are able to embrace the world’s newest tech culture, right?

Well, not so, say the apes who are going bananas over their ability to use iPads at the Smithsonian’s esteemed National Zoo. In fact, the Apps for Apes

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WE HAVENT HAD THIS MUCH FUN IN A LONG TIME. THANKS JINRI PARK.

Two words: Nongshim noodles.

This is not an endorsement. We’re just trying to junk a cliche by substituting something else. And here’s how the old trick goes: we find a woman from another country, of some exotic mix or ethnicity, and we scramble for a kind of food or drink so obviously from their place of origin as metaphor for what they are. So Russian women are like vodka. Korean women are—forgive us for even thinking we were so clever—hotter than kimchi.

So no, Jinri Park is not fermented cabbage. She is Nongshim noodles, those flaming packs of processed ramen

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Wartime in the Vale

The summer hasn’t exactly been spectacular this year and late June set the tone for the rest of the year with heavy rain causing widespread disruption and even cancellations for many a show up and down the country. On this particular occasion I attended two shows that fell on the same weekend, firstly the Yorkshire Wartime Experience on the Saturday (show report coming soon) and the Wartime in the Vale show on the Sunday. As it turned out the Saturday would have been the better of the two days to attend Wartime in the Vale because heavy overnight rain saw

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