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Long and wine-ding road

Rhineland-Palatinate mapRomantic castles, friendly locals and exquisite wines – enjoy all this and much more in Rhineland-Palatinate. 

The Ahr, Eifel, Hunsrück, Naheland, Moselle-Saar, Palatinate, Rheinhessen, Romantic Rhine and Westerwald regions with their vineyard slopes, dormant volcanoes and vibrant towns are as diverse and welcoming as the people who live in them.

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Soldier jailed for sex abuse

A BFG soldier has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to 10 counts of sexual activity with his under-age daughter.

He has also been placed indefinitely on the Sex Offender Register.

At a court martial in Sennelager on July 16, Judge Advocate Emma Peters told the Junior NCO his actions were “a gross beach of trust, any right-thinking member of society can only describe it as disgusting”.

The court heard that since May 2014 the defendant had regularly been getting into his daughter’s bed and intentionally touching her sexually.

He was told to leave the marital home after his wife discovered the abuse one night.

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The art of success

Mary Ferguson, Arts Award Discover administrator, Robert Browning SchoolThe moderation of Arts Awards qualifications by the Arts Council England has taken place in Service Children’s Education schools and all students were successful.

John Richies, the moderator, commented on the high quality of the work produced by the schools taking part.

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Fiery escape

It’s customary to help – ex-soldier Colin Cooper, who works for BFG C&I, recently rescued a young driver from his burning camper van seconds before it became engulfed in flamesA former Army signaller dragged a man from a smoking vehicle seconds before it turned into a fireball.

Colin Cooper was driving along a German country road when he spotted flames shooting out from under the VW camper van in front.

His military training instinctively kicked in. Realising that the driver was not going to stop, Colin quickly overtook the Volkswagen and then blocked the road to stop traffic.

The young driver of the camper van soon realised there was a raging fire directly underneath him, but in his panic was struggling to escape his vehicle.

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