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Isolated gripes

Living under restrictive Ministry of Defence rules, residents of Foulness feel increasingly cut off from the world…. The island is much the same as it was in 1915, when the MoD purchased the 6,300 acres. Whether by accident or by design, Foulness has been a unique social experiment for more than 90 years; arguably, it is the closest thing to a police state on British soil.

Exit wound

Examine your left hand for a moment. You see where you’ve got a small amount of relatively loose flesh between where your third and fourth fingers join the hand? Yes? I have a splinter there. This splinter has an exit-wound—it has found its way into my palm and then come out the back. Annoyingly, it simply refuses to me moved.