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  1. Years ago - at least, they always said it was.
  2. Welcome to the forum, John. It looks to me like Balanchine's Bugaku: https://www.google.com/search?q=bugaku+balanchine&rls=com.microsoft:en-GB:IE-SearchBox&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElrnw2fzcAhVK3qQKHRq6DLgQ_AUICygC&biw=1366&bih=660#imgrc=KcRaSl0cEGs_-M:&spf=1534804948256
  3. Sneaky. BTW, when did it stop being a "charitable" gala?
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    Room 101

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    Room 101

    You're claiming trackers are supposed to response immediately, then? I rang a building soc. today which is running a recorded message that the tracker increase will take place on the first day of the month following the interest rate rise.
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    Oliver’s story

    Primrose, I spotted a mention in the Evening Standard about a charity called Ambitious About Autism: another avenue to try, if you haven't already?
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    Room 101

    I want to put in all those banks, building societies et al who leap to increase mortgage rates the minute an increase in bank base rate is announced, yet hang around for weeks before deciding whether to condescend to increase savings rates by even a fraction of the amount! Looking at you - well, virtually every bank and building soc in the country, now I come to think of it, so no point in naming names.
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    Aretha Franklin RIP

    Coverage on the BBC News tonight must have lasted the best part of 12 minutes, which I guess is a reflection of what a huge loss it is.
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    Eddie Mair

    The Radio Times has been completely independent of the BBC for a long time now, John.
  10. Not everyone advance-buys cinema tickets, especially not 6+ weeks in advance ...
  11. Patrick Dupond - says so at the top of the clip I'm guessing it's too old to be the broadcast they did to cinemas a few years ago, isn't it?
  12. And nor would a couple of her top colleagues either, I would guess.
  13. Well, we know from previous experience that 3 of them are. I did wonder whether Kase might get Lescaut's Mistress, though - after all, there are 4 major roles in this ballet, and I'm not sure how many dancers will be dancing those.
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    Ballet shoes for wide feet

    I have this problem I've gone for Bloch canvas split soles in the past, but I think they're probably men's.
  15. NB: I've since edited the layout to be a fairer reflection of what's on the ticket: the row and seat numbers are in fact on the same line, but still miles apart.