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Martin Brundle’s ultimate 2015 circuit brought to life by Scalextric

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Commissioned by Sky Sports , the only place fans can watch all 20 Formula One™ weekends live, the impressive 9m by 9m track features parts from all 20 circuits on this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar. Scalextric’s magnificent track is made up of 177 pieces and is 45 metres long. It features the […]

Eco decisions to make when you reinvent your home

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Day to day living takes its toll on the environment and if you’re one of those people who enjoys giving something back, then reinventing your personal space to be eco friendly is an achievement of which you can be justly proud. Here are a few of the many things you can do to live well […]

Limited Edition home fragrance calorie-free Easter gift

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Creamy notes of sweet cocoa brightened by the zesty tones of fresh orange… this is the scent of a calorie-free Easter gift, freshly blended and hand-poured in Wiltshire by The Country Candle Company. The new, Limited Edition home fragrance continues to reveal a heart of dark chocolate and, as the fragrance dries, a warm pillow […]

The UK’s Loved and Hated Brands Revealed By New Research

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UK takes Amazon to heart; it’s a love/hate relationship with Facebook; political parties take the ‘hate’ vote. London ad agency isobel has conducted timely research to establish the UK’s most loved (and unloved…) brands. The survey, conducted in association with OnePoll, polled 1500 UK consumers (18+ and nationally representative) and asked them to identify brands […]

Many people are turning to the TV to get through winter blues

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Home-loving Britons say that cosying up in front of the TV is their perfect antidote to winter, yet surprisingly this may be one of the reasons why many of us feel down or demotivated over the winter period. A recent survey showed that almost six out of ten (58 per cent) of the 2,000 adults […]

New guests enjoy stay at Gulliver’s Swizzels themed suite

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Sweet lovers can now spend the night surrounded by their favourite nostalgic treats following the launch of Gulliver’s Warrington Hotel’s first ever Swizzels Sweetie Suite. Gulliver’s has been working with Swizzels, the Derbyshire based family sweet manufacturers, on a number of special projects designed to enhance families’ theme park experience – and the Sweetie Suite […]

Study shows a busy village pub is a sign of thriving rural community

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For the first time, the positive impact of pubs on rural communities in England has been measured using a scientific approach. Rural pubs, such as TV’s The Woolpack, are a key factor in village life as they act as a local meeting point and hub for the community to meet and engage with each other, […]

Downton Abbey Costumes at Lady Lever Art Gallery

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A stylish new exhibition showcases ten exquisite outfits created for ITV’s Downton Abbey television series. Glamorous gowns worn by much-loved characters, including the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Lady Mary and Lady Grantham, are among those on display in Style from the Small Screen at the Lady Lever Art Gallery from 10 October to 18 January […]

Experience Your Own Slice Of Downton At Goldsborough Hall

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You don’t have to wait too long to get your fix of Downton Abbey –treat yourself to a stay at the majestic Goldsborough Hall and you can live life like the Crawleys. Experience stately home living like the fictional Earl and Countess, and be your own lord and lady of the manor with a sumptuous […]

Cinderella named the nation’s favourite fairy tale in new poll

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Cinderella, the classic rags to riches story, has been named the nation's favourite fairy tale.

The famous tale has topped a new poll, seeing off competition from other popular stories, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The survey, which asked 1000 parents of 4 to 8 year olds to vote for their favourite fairy tale, was commissioned to mark the launch of Storytime this September […]

Iconic 1970’s Raleigh Chopper re-released and on sale at Halfords

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No other bike features as fondly in childhood memory as 1970’s classic the Raleigh Chopper. The iconic Raleigh Chopper is back and available at Halfords. Styled like a motorbike, the Chopper was perfect for paper rounds, cycling to the sweet shop and looking cool. This limited edition Hot One model has been updated and now […]

Sir Frank Whittle creator of the jet engine memorabilia to be auctioned

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Golding Young are delighted and privileged to bring a private collection of items and ephemera relating to Sir Frank Whittle to the market when they go to auction on September 3rd at The Grantham Auction Rooms. The collection has been put together over many years by a close friend and associate of Sir Frank Whittle, […]

The Prelude: From the Palm Dubai to a village cottage in Suffolk

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A cold beer had never tasted so good. Sat in the Heineken Bar in Dubai Terminal 3 with my heavy hand luggage and duty free, I reflected on the past few days and weeks. My last week was spent handing over my job to my replacement, a colleague and friend from the UK who had […]