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Bluebirds at the White Cliffs of Dover to mark the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn 100: Spitfires fly over the White Cliffs

A day later than planned, Spitfires flew over Dover yesterday to mark the centenary of the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’, Dame Vera Lynn. Watch the footage here... Yesterday two original 1944 Spitfires flew over the South Foreland...
Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk

9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos....
Welcome panel of Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry in Westminster

Global art project, Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, has returned to the UK and will be exhibited for the first time in its entirety in Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament, London. This month, Westminster Hall and...
Stargazy Pie

The British pie – 10 fun facts you didn’t know

We’re a nation obsessed by flaky pastry and meaty fillings: pie, considered to be Britain’s national dish, is always on the mind. Here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know 1. Pie is an ancient dish invented by the...
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Big Ben’s bong: the science behind its sound

Engineers from the University of Leicester have discovered why London’s iconic Big Ben produces such a distinct bong It’s the centrepiece of the London skyline, the Elizabeth Tower, fondly known as Big Ben, which has been keeping Londoners on...

The gardening book that inspired King Henry VIII

We take a look at Henry VIII’s gardening manual, said to have inspired the Great Garden at Whitehall Palace that was destroyed by fire in 1698 The Royal Collection includes some of the earliest and rarest surviving records...
Royal Mint, Sapphire Jubilee coin

Royal Mint marks Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Sapphire Jubilee

As HM The Queen becomes the first British monarch to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee, the Royal Mint has released a special collection of commemorative coins Today marks 65 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne...
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, stately home, dukes and duchesses, Cavendish, Devonshire

Chatsworth: Dress like a Duchess

A new exhibition at Chatsworth House celebrates the style and fashion of some of its most glamorous residents, while also revealing one or two secrets and scandals of its former duchesses. Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, is...

Royal Mint coins celebrate pioneering Britons

New 2017 coins from Royal Mint celebrate Britain’s pioneering spirit, marking Sir Issac Newton and Jane Austen, among others.
The Shambles, York

BRITAIN claims Gold in the British Travel Awards

We’re delighted to reveal that we were awarded Gold in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category at the British Travel Awards.

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