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‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ hero was meant to be black


Thursday, September 14, 2017

ROALD DAHL wanted the hero of his classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) to be black, his widow and biographer revealed on BBC Radio 4's today programme (13 September). The famous author decided against this decision, due to racial segregation at the time. The programme's interview with Dahl's biographer, Donald Sturrock, took place ...

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Patsy Cummings Wins Croydon By-Election


Friday, September 8, 2017

FOLLOWING A landslide victory in the South Norwood by-election last night (8 September), Patsy Cummings has been announced as Croydon’s new councillor. According to the council’s website, the Labour leader gained some 1671 votes - 1196 more than Rebecca Natrajan from the Conservative Party, who came second with 475 votes. Liberal Democrat candidate Claire Elizabeth Bonham came ...

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