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The Great War Remembered: August 4, 1914. The First World War Begins.

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It was another world. In her warm, cosy flat in Wolverhampton, 95-year-old Clarice Onions casts her mind back to the long, hot summer of 1914. George V was on the throne. Herbert Asquith was Prime Minister. Little Clarice’s father Thomas Ricketts was a 27-year-old railway worker and a former soldier, still on the reserve list.

A Mod-ern fundraiser

A young rider joins the group.

Around 130 scooter riders revved up their machines for a special ride in aid of a charity that supports grieving parents and their families.

This one's for the musos

Weekend web

King of the floor fillers, Example takes centre stage in Weekend, talking dance anthems, super producers and why he can't wait for this year's V Festival.

Poet laureate marks Great War

A poet laureate is writing poems inspired by the First World War to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict.

Biting pain from horsefly

E&S reader Mat Perry braves a horsefly bite as he captures this eye-catching photograph.

A horsefly eyes up its prey, sinks its teeth into its victim, and draws blood. This remarkable picture taken by an Express & Star reader captures the discomfort many of us have been experiencing over the past few months.