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Hercules became world famous after his three-week disappearance, making regular appearances on children's television in the 1980s, had a cameo role in the James Bond film Octopussy and appeared on Hollywood chat shows. The bear was also featured on the cover of Time magazine and promoted the Miss World contest.

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Manager Michael Brothers in FA Cup tie against Benfleet

It is hardly the ideal preparation for a huge FA Cup tie when your player manager, and two other players are hospitalised in the build up.

Boss Michael Brothers suffered a punctured lung and cracked ribs after colliding with Clacton keeper Luke Avenal, ten minutes into the Imps' 2-1 win on Tuesday, while Aidan Carpenter and James Lee needed hospital treatment after getting banged up in the r reserves' home fixture Alresford Colne Rangers on Wednesday evening. Aidan first suffered a a double break in the same arm and James Lee later suffered concussion.

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James Hodgkinson performed on ITV's Voice Kids

Singing with a world class opera star tonight climaxes quite a week for Woolverstone's very own teenage singing sensation James Hodgkinson.

13-year-old James spent Tuesday auditioning with superstar Aled Jones for the BBC's Young Chorister of the Year show, and will tonight perform along with soprano Christina Johnson as she lives streams songs from the Phantom of the Opera from a studio at her Felixstowe home.

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