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VIDEO: David Starkey on why ‘boggy’ Runnymede was chosen as Magna Carta site

As England marks St George’s day, TV historian David Starkey has revealed that the site where the Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymede was chosen because it was a muddy bog that prevented a battle between the king and the barons erupting. Dr Starkey, whose interview on Radio 4 this morning about the historic document upset Today programme … Continue reading

Surrey’s libraries featured on Radio 4’s Today programme

BBC Radio 4 today featured the news that Surrey residents now account for one fifth of all library borrowing of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels. The news was highlighted in a review of the day’s national newspapers on the Today programme. To find out what was said about the Daily Telegraph’s … Continue reading

Leader David Hodge interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge was interviewed today on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about declining the Coalition’s council tax freeze to save the county from a financial black hole.

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