The news this week from an Arena perspective. Severe flooding destroys the train track in Dawlish with rushes from Whatever Happened To Spitting Image, Anna Gordy Gaye, former wife of Marvin Gaye passes away, and The Everly Brothers hear 'Backwater Blues' sung by retired coalminer Mose Rager.
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