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British astronaut Tim Peake said he will never forget his

Sorry Tim, but my excitement at space missions has peaked

Thirty years ago this week, the space shuttle Challenger exploded just after its launch, killing all of those on board.

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Steve Downes is partying with pensioners for his column this week. Photo: Getty Images/Pixland

‘Why even go abroad if you have to take Britain with you?’

So you think the British Empire is history? Well, think again.

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A generation of parents turned their children off M&S.

Blame the older generations for poor Marks and Spencer’s clothing sales

Much time, and even more money, has been spent in trying to turn around the fortunes of Marks and Spencer’s clothing business.

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Chief Inspector Chris Spinks who is retiring as head of roads policing for Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

‘Retiring at 49? I’m trying hard not to be jealous, but it isn’t easy’

I like to think of myself as a generally decent kind of bloke. I buy the Big Issue sometimes, avoid kicking cats and don’t take too long in the shower.

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England midfielder Fara Williams in action during the second half of a Fifa Womens World Cup soccer match in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday. Picture: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP

World Cup shows how wrong I was about women’s football

This column is fast turning into my confessional. This week, I’d like to confess that I have long held an outdated, downright sexist, view of women’s football.

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Norwich City's Craig Fleming and Leon McKenzie celebrate the win at Ipswich in 2003. Photo: Simon Finlay.

The 10 best and worst East Anglian derby matches for Norwich City fans

In five days, the Canaries will use their sharp beaks to deflate the Tractor Boys’ tyres. The EDP’s Steven Downes goes up against Terry Hunt from the East Anglian Daily Times to pick the best of the encounters.

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