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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. […]

Research shows Scots have far more words for snow than Inuit

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It is often said that the Inuit have 50 different words for snow but researchers at the University of Glasgow have discovered that the Scots have even more. Researchers cataloguing different Scots words for the white stuff have officially logged 421, including the most obvious “snaw” but also “sneesl” to begin to rain or snow, […]

Pride of Britain Hotels’ Downton Abbey Style Stately Homes

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With Downton Abbey’s final series starting on Sunday 20th September (ITV1, 9pm), why not head to a grand stately home or a lavish country house hotel for your own aristocratic experience? Here are just some of the options available with Pride of Britain Hotels: Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire     Once home to Louis XVIII, the […]

FREE RAF Association Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Commemorative

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Claim your FREE Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Commemorative 2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF’s finest hour. To celebrate the anniversary, The Royal Air Forces Association has launched an official Battle of Britain 75th anniversary commemorative. Displaying the Royal Air Force crest and iconic Hurricanes and Spitfires, the commemorative […]

Fourth Ryedale Book Festival returning this October!

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The fourth annual Ryedale Book Festival is set to take place this year on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October. Work has been going on tirelessly behind the scenes by volunteers to put together yet another varied, vibrant and exciting programme that should appeal to everyone who likes reading and books. Events include a birthday […]

Beatrix Potter’s Lake District Yew Tree Farm available for rent

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One of the country’s most iconic and well recognised properties – Yew Tree Farm – is available to rent through the longest standing cottage letting agency in the Lake District, Heart of the Lakes.  Once owned by Beatrix Potter, this stunning and historical grade II listed building is one of the most famous farmhouse’s in […]

Land Trust’s parks Summer Holidays Events Up and Down the UK

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Did you know a Queen Bee will lay around 1,500 eggs per day this summer? Here’s another fact about summer – tons of fun-packed family events will take place across the Land Trust’s parks and green spaces. National land management charity The Land Trust owns, manages and maintains sites across the country – including the […]