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31st December 2010 - From Ant :

At this time of year I'm always reminded of how long it has been since Oracle disappeared - 18 years ago this evening in fact. With that in mind. thought you might like this. Bits and pieces of it have been floating around in various forms for a while but at the moment I think this is probably the most complete and restored version of the full last night of Oracle. Sourced from an SVHS recording, processed with some teletext hardware that basically did its best to repair the pages from as many repeat cycles as it could make out, and - after much procrastination - a certain amount of human repair (that would be me then).

P112/01 ORACLE 112 Thu31 Dec ITV 2300:53
 ******** THREE JOYRIDERS               
 ******** KILLED IN CRASH               
 Three joyriders died when their stolen 
 high-performance car hit a coach as    
 they fled from a following police car. 
 The car, a Vauxhall Astra GTE driven by
 a 16-year-old boy, rammed into the side
 of the double-decker coach at traffic  
 lights in Batley, West Yorkshire.      
 The dead were named as driver Philip   
 Hobbs, of Batley, and passengers Carl  
 Widdop, 20, of Staincliffe, and Lee    
 Dunn, 14, of Birstall.                 
 The only people on the coach, the      
 driver and his wife, were treated in   
 hospital for slight injuries.          
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