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Launch of Disruptive Vinyl online store for vinyl collectors

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Across the UK music lovers are turning to vinyl records thanks to their nostalgic feel, excellent sound quality and the experience of buying a physical track. The launch of online store Disruptive Vinyl is set to give shoppers clamouring to get their hands on a record access to the best deals on the internet and […]

Mentos study reveals over 50% of Brits consider themselves hermits

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Anti-social Brits AVOID interacting with friends and acquaintances a staggering 284 times EVERY year – according to a new survey by confectionery brand Mentos. New research has revealed the extent to which we have embraced our inner hermit, with the average Brit regularly crossing the road to avoid neighbours and friends – and frequently ignoring […]

Ryedale’s market towns launches new traditional British visitor guide

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It’s full steam ahead for Ryedale’s market towns with the launch of a new visitor guide to help tourists find their way round the bustling 21-miles of high street where business is booming. Together Malton, Norton, Helmsley, Pickering and Kirkbymoorside create a 21-mile high street that’s receiving national recognition. Helmsley holds the title of Britain’s […]

The Monster Factory’s new must have Doctor Who desk tidy

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The Monster Factory’s new Doctor Who desk tidy is set to take stationery into another dimension! The eye-catching penholder is an official replica of the TARDIS – the Time Lord’s iconic blue police box. Do you dread those long, dreary days in the office fielding emails, fiddling with spreadsheets and brainstorming novel ways to unjam […]

5 Top Tips For Space Saving In Bathrooms

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The smallest room in a house is usually the bathroom. This is also one of the rooms that is frequented the most by every member of the household. Invariably, this means that this small space is home to all the towels, everyone’s toiletries, not to mention fixtures such as a bath, toilet, basin and possibly […]

Shropshire Vintage Show to see tracktor enthusiast showcasing his special collection

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More than 5000 people are expected at this year’s Annual Vintage Show at the Shropshire Showground, which this year sees a Shropshire enthusiast showcasing his special and rare tractor collections The event, on June 4 and 5 at the Greenhous/West Mid Showground, will showcase some of the best vintage vehicles the country has to offer. […]

Method reveals the nation’s dirty little secrets

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IS YOUR CLEANER MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR DOCTOR? Cleaning sheets less than every six months, eating food off the floor, going commando to avoid washing… the nation’s dirty little secrets revealed · A quarter (25%) of people say their cleaner is more important to them than their doctor, dentist and hairdresser · Brits admit to […]

Camping and Caravanning Club celebrates record membership

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Club President Julia Bradbury at NFOL 2014

The Camping and Caravanning Club is celebrating record membership with nearly 600,000 individuals, or 281,674 households now being members of the world’s oldest Club of its kind. Founded with just six members as the Association of British Cycle Campers in 1901, The Camping and Caravanning Club was the ‘first in the field’ and the Club […]

Ordnance Survey reveals Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought

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The latest calculations from Great Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, reveal that Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought. Britain’s highest point will now officially appear on all new OS digital and paper maps as 1,345m and not 1,344m. The official increase, which is not the result of a geological movement, was discovered following the restoration of […]

Beko shows Brits are adapting family values for modern times

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Family values are alive and well in Britain today with table manners, respecting your elders and being honest and truthful, emerging as the most important principles that we now abide by. And according to the new research, social media shutdowns have also now found their way into the modern family home. The study from Beko […]

Jan Constantine celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday

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Jan Constantine, who is renowned for her striking and patriotic hand-embroidered home textiles, is celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday with a collection of cushions adorned with the flowers of the realm. Symbolic roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks are gloriously stitched to form crowns, hearts and the word ‘Love’ upon cream felt wool.     The […]

Pash Living celebrates Wimbledon with new furniture range

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As the great and the good of the tennis world descends on SW19 for the start of The Championships, British furniture manufacturer Pash Living are serving up a summer collection that pays homage to all things Wimbledon. Pash Living is renowned for recreating iconic pieces from designers such as Arne Jacobsen, George Nelson, Harry Bertoia […]

Field & Country Fair to be the event for country lovers!

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Country lovers can look forward to the all-new Field & Country Fair that looks set to become a ‘must attend’ event and fixture in the calendar for everyone with a passion for field sports, country pursuits and the rural way of life.     It will be held over 3 days from Friday 10th to […]

Hampshire becomes county with most festive street names

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With over 2,200 variations, Hampshire has topped a chart for the county with the most festive street names. Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, has undertaken research of its national datasets to identify the areas that come out on top with road names linked to Christmastime […]

Millions Watched Vulcan XH558’s Farewell Flight

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The world’s most popular aircraft, Vulcan XH558, touched down for the final time this year after her busiest season ever. The final flight closed a remarkable year in which she starred in numerous television programmes, was discussed passionately by MPs and Government Ministers in a Westminster debate and flew for more than 75 hours, taking her […]

The Brilliantly British Vel-Oh Bag for cyclists

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Designed by cycling couture brand Vel-Oh this bag can be used as a backpack and a tote, making it perfect for use on and off the bike, and you don’t need to have a bike to have one.     Made from high quality heavyweight 100% waxed cotton from British Millerain, to keep the contents […]

Shakespeare’s “kitchen” Unearthed by Archaeologists

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Archaeologists from Staffordshire University have unearthed significant new findings at William Shakespeare’s family home in Stratford-upon-Avon. An archaeological dig led by the University’s Centre of Archaeology discovered the site of Shakespeare’s ‘kitchen’ at New Place which was the bard’s family home at the height of his career for almost two decades. The team uncovered an […]

Escape to the Milky Way in Ryedale, North Yorkshire

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If the stress of Christmas leaves you wanting to get away from it all, then how about an escape to the Milky Way? Five neighbouring market towns in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, have created an unusual alternative for those seeking sanctuary this winter – sightseeing to the edge of the Galaxy. With the UK’s darkest skies […]

Analysis and secrets of James Bond fights

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With the imminent release of Spectre – the latest in the James Bond film series – our team set about analysing how the James Bond Fights. We wanted to reveal: – Has the fight moves James Bond uses changed over time? – Has Bond become more violent? – What are the most-used weapons? – How […]

Harrogate and District’s wonderful walks and great pub food

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The ‘pub walk’ is a classic British activity for couples, families, friends and committed hikers alike and the Harrogate District is renowned for its breath-taking views and foodie scene. With this in mind, Visit Harrogate invites you to experience both at once – the perfect recipe for a memorable autumnal weekend away. Harrogate Ringway   […]

New Study on Evolution of the family home

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It may have been the Swinging Sixties but a new survey reveals we much prefer the way we live now. The evolution of the British home is laid bare in a fascinating new study that highlights changing tastes and technology over the past five decades. Where once pebble dashing, crazy paving and coloured bathroom suites […]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway hosting Railway In Wartime Weekend

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With many people eagerly awaiting the release next year of the new Dad’s Army movie, filmed around Yorkshire earlier this year, visitors to Pickering between the 16 & 18 October will be excused for believing they have walked onto the film set, as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway hosts the annual Railway in Wartime Weekend. […]