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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Chalk cliffs, 175.4 m (575 ft) high, on the southeast coast of England. In 1690 Beachy Head was the scene of a French naval victory over Anglo-Dutch forces.


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  • The show opened in 2009 at the Edinburgh Fringe and garnered a clutch of excellent reviews but now has been revised and has a new cast as it draws together testimony from those left behind, Samaritans, pathologists and counsellors to tell the story of Stephen, who jumped from Beachy Head.

    This week's new theatre

  • I imagined King would drive him out to Beachy Head in the front of a pick-up truck, light up a cigarette and ask; "Have you found religion Mr Osbourne?"

    King to Osborne: be patient, trust us, and keep fingers crossed

  • A man and woman have died near Beachy Head in what police said was likely to be a murder suicide.

    Two people found dead near Beachy Head in apparent murder suicide

  • Since it premiered Mile End back in 2007, Analogue has had a big reputation on the Edinburgh fringe, consolidated by its follow-up, Beachy Head.

    This week's new theatre

  • The distinguished film-maker Humphrey Jennings assembled a national portrait by collaging seaside snapshots with prospects of Beachy Head, stone circles with coal-miners and iron workers, the surreal detritus of coastal defence systems with gargoyle proles and Falstaffian ale-drinkers.

    The Festival of Britain, 60 years on

  • Counsellors from Beachy Head chaplaincy team, which specialises in suicide intervention in the Beachy Head area, were talking to Mrs Madden and trying to establish her identity when she fell at around 2pm.

    Mother kills herself as daughter is found dead

  • The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • If it is legal to choose to die in a dignified manner with care and compassion, once careful consideration and counselling have been given, then only those who have not given time for such consideration will jump from Beachy Head.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • If, hypothetically, Patricia Hewitt were to be out walking on Beachy Head and encounter someone poised to throw themselves off that cliff – maybe even a disabled person in a wheelchair asking for assistance in rolling the chair off the edge – would she give them a helping hand in pushing them off, or would she try her best to persuade them away from the cliff edge?

    A helping hand?

  • Should Brown now do the only decent thing left too him, grab his bunch of loosers & take a long walk off Beachy Head?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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