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Yes, a chunk of our own cookery stock has passed audition and will star in David Mackenzie’s “Last Word”. None of the books were available for comment at the time of writing (they’re in a box en route to the set) but a source close to the books (me, like) said they were ecstatic and looking forward to the experience. They will return to their day job here next weekend, to raise money and find a new home.

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You have all most likely seen the news of the earthquake in Sumatra, hit by a 7.6-magnitude quake two days ago. Oxfam have launched an emergency appeal today to raise funds for this and contingent work in the regi0n, including the aftermath of typhoon Ketsana (known in the Philippines as Ondoy), which has caused severe humanitarian, infrastructure and crop damage in the central Philippines, Central Vietnam and Kampong Thom province in Central Cambodia. This is replacing the East AFrica food appeal in Oxfam shops, at least for the time being. You can donate online or in any store. Thank you all kindly.

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EAST AFRICA APPEAL – Latest info on Oxfam’s response and how to donate here:

https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/eastafrica?intcmp=hp_hero_ea-barrow_080111

THE SYSTEM’S BUST – Excellent stuff here, join our GROW campaign to help fix the system:

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/system/?intcmp=hp_column-1_system-join_030811

PAKISTAN FLOODS – One year on, an update:

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/emergencies/pakistan-floods-one-year-on.html?intcmp=hp_more-stories_pakistan1yr_030811

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