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JackNeedham

Jack Needham is a freelance music and culture reporter from the Derbyshire heartlands where this story is based, now living in London.

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The Pain and Pride of Britain’s Wildest Ballgame

Every Shrove Tuesday, the entire town of Ashbourne erupts in a brutal football match where almost anything goes and the rare glory of scoring a goal is savored for generations.