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Hornby’s two Airfix Battle of Britain Gift Sets Marking 75th anniversary

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Designed to appeal to military historians, model collectors and toy fans, Hornby has designed a series of Battle of Britain inspired gift sets launching this summer. The Battle of Britain was one of the most famous events of World War Two, fought and won entirely by air forces. Iconic historic accounts depict legendary aircraft, such […]

Windermere hotellier says winning International award is ‘life changing’

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“Best Hotel Suite in the UK and second in the World”: International award triumph described as ‘life changing’ by Windermere hotellier The Cranleigh Boutique’s new Church Suites have been named as the best hotel suites in the UK and second in the world in one of the world’s most prestigious design industry awards. The ‘International […]

Collectables Market Boom with Star Wars Movie Excitement Growing

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Are you sitting on an Star Wars figurine worth GBP18,000? This is the question being asked by, the online collectables marketplace, which has teamed up with ITV’s This Morning’ and BBC’s Flog it! Antiques, Fashion and Collectables Expert, Tracy Martin and Antiques Expert and TV regular, Eric Knowles to launch free online appraisals for […]

This Years JORVIK Medieval Festival Promises to be full of historic treats

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27 venues, an army of experts, re-enactors and interpreters and nearly 1000 years of history will feature in this year’s blockbusting JORVIK Medieval Festival, taking place throughout August at venues from York’s city bars and Hornsea’s St Nicholas church, to Knaresborough Castle and Selby Abbey. “When most people think ‘medieval’, the immediate thought is of […]

Diesel engines to take to rails on North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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It may have been called ‘the decade that taste forgot’, but the unique style of the 1970s will provide a memorable and fun filled three day celebration of glam rock, exuberant fashions and some of the world’s best heritage diesel engines in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Awesome 70s weekend, from 26 – 28 June […]

New app Global Village lets you compare yourself with other nationalities

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Have you ever wondered whether all people think the same way, or whether cultural differences across the world mean people’s minds work differently? A new app, ‘Global Village: Discover Your Thinking Style’, lets you compare your own thinking style with the rest of the world. Devised by researchers at Durham University and Queen Mary University […]

Hornby’s 200th anniversary with the Airfix Battle of Waterloo Gift Set

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Hornby marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles in history with an Airfix Battle of Waterloo Gift Set. Napoleon’s defeat in 1815 ended over two decades of conflict in Europe, and began almost 100 years of peace. Two centuries on and the Battle of Waterloo still captivates. Hornby’s Airfix 1:72 intricately […]

The Resurgence of British Craftsmanship in the Last Ten Years

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Since the Jubilee and the Olympics, and with recent economic changes, there has been a resurgence of all things British. Consumers look for products that are made in Britain, and will choose a British label because of its association with quality and value. Goods that are made in Britain are associated with the glorious heritage […]

PaperBridge unveiled at Lakes Culture’s Lakes Ignite in the Lake District

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PaperBridge – a unique large-scale temporary installation made entirely from bright red paper, traversing a flowing river at the foot of Helvellyn, in the Lake District, was unveiled on Friday (08th May) as part of ‘Lakes Ignite’, a spring arts programme organised by Lakes Culture. Lakes Culture is a cultural arts project funded by the […]

International N Gauge Show September 2015

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  The 2015 International N Gauge Show is shaping up to be the largest show to date, and remains totally N Gauge! To date 40 specialist suppliers and 31 layouts along with 4 clubs and societies are confirmed to be attending with more still expected! This is a hugely popular specialist railway exhibition and totally […]

British Sandwich Week and Amazingly Tasty Pickles

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With British Sandwich Week just around the corner, it’s perhaps time to brighten up our butties with some interesting accompaniments. Fine food producer Opies has a range of speciality pickles that will cheer up a cheddar sandwich and revitalise a ham roll. Capers, gherkins and even pickled walnuts will all help to invigorate the humble […]

Things to do for Doctor Who Fans

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Some TV programmes, books and films seem to attract the most passionate and star-struck fans. Twilight has its twi-hards, Potter fans mass at every book and film opening while many Game of Thrones lovers can quote every memorable scene by heart. One TV show that should never be underestimated for its popular appeal and the […]

Waterloo 200 £1.1m Funding by UK Government Announced at 11 Downing Street Reception

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Teachers and Descendants from across the UK attended an event at Number 11 Downing Street, invited by the Chancellor on Thursday 19th March to mark the launch of the 200th Anniversary Commemorations of the Battle of Waterloo. During the event, a variety of guest speakers highlighted the significance of the Waterloo campaign as a defining […]

Tribute to Queen with Norfolk Church Restoration

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A church in Norfolk had a £12,000 window restoration to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee in 2012. Her 60th year as Britain’s leading monarch was celebrated around the country and Aylsham Parish Church had new windows installed to mark the achievement nearly three years on. British double glazing repair services Montrose Glass have commented […]