Story: The Christmas the Lights Went Out
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Five people, whose lives interrelate, live the build-up to Christmas in different ways in different places. A sudden blackout changes their lives forever...

Magazine - Food
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Do you live to eat or eat to live? Do you have a complicated relationship with food? Read this article to find out more about food.

Magazine - Black sheep and the mysterious Uncle Bob
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In this article, an English teacher working in Russia explains why he finds family stories interesting and talks about what makes his own family unique.

Poems: On Chloris being ill
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"Long, long the night, Heavy comes the morrow" In this poem (written as a song), the great Scottish poet Robert Burns laments the illness of his loved one.

Story: Mr Smith's new nose
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It is the 22nd century and the world is very different. With new technologies, people can have the bodies that they want. See what happens when Mr. Smith decides to change his body. 

Magazine - Calendars
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To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

a bunch of daffodils
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'…That floats on high o'er vales and hills…' This famous poem by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was inspired by the spring flower, the yellow or golden daffodil.

Story: Beginner's luck
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When James Milner lands a job in his uncle's bank he rides his luck for a while and even earns himself a huge bottle of vintage champagne for one transaction. But how long can his luck last?

How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages
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It's always good to keep in touch with old friends.

Poems image
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In this poem some words have been substituted by homophones - words with the same sound but different spelling. It proves that computer spelling checkers are not infallible!

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