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Folklore: 10 things you didn’t know about Halloween

What is the history of Halloween and when was it first celebrated? Why do we trick or treat? Why do we carve pumpkins?  Dr David Clarke of the Centre for Contemporary Legend, Sheffield Hallam University, investigates the origins of this … Continue reading

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On the trail of the phantom copter

The Daily Mirror has published the results of my Freedom of Information research on the phantom helicopter mystery that plagued British police forty years ago. The full story was published in Britain’s X-traordinary Files and a summary can be found … Continue reading

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On The Couch With Cassie

Alex Cassie, who died aged 95 in April, played a key role in forging documents used in the mass break out from a wartime prison camp immortalised in The Great Escape. But what is less known – and ignored by … Continue reading

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