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Follow the literary trail of two of our most celebrated writers, Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and plan your perfect Lake District weekend with BRITAIN magazine’s Cumbria special. In our Cumbria special we bring you...
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Royal Mail celebrates British prime ministers with new stamps

Winston Churchill, Charles Grey and Margaret Thatcher are among eight past leaders to feature on a new set of stamps to celebrate over 200 years of British prime ministers. To celebrate over 200 years since the term...

Siegfried Sassoon’s First World War diaries released

The personal diaries and illustrations of one of the First World War’s most celebrated poets have been released by Cambridge University Library, offering unnerving insight into life in the trenches. Siegfried Sassoon’s First World War...
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History of Cowes Week in photos

As the biggest sailing regatta in the world gets ready for a week of racing, here are some historic photos of the famous Cowes Week. Cowes Week starts on the Isle of Wight tomorrow - an...

Photos: iconic WWI prints go on display in London

A new exhibition at London's Osborne Samuel gallery will showcase the iconic First World War imagery of CRW Nevinson – famed for his evocative lithographs. An exhibition showcasing the work of painter and lithographer CRW Nevinson will...
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The Queen opens Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night... The dazzling opening ceremony of this year's Commonwealth Games was held at Celtic Park in Glasgow last night and consisted...
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Watch trailer of Benedict Cumberbatch in Bletchley Park story

See much-loved British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in action as he takes on the lead role in a new film about Bletchley Park and the work of its codebreakers. A new film, which will open in...

Prince George’s official birthday portrait

An official photograph of Prince George has been released to mark his first birthday. Wish Prince George a happy birthday Prince George's official portrait which was released this weekend for his birthday tomorrow was taken at...
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A sea of poppies at the Tower of London to mark WWI

Thousands of ceramic poppies have been planted at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War - and you can be part of this impressive art installation. An ambitious project...
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Turn your lamps out in honour of the fallen

On 4 August everyone in the UK – and internationally – is being urged to turn their lights out to mark 100 years since Britain announced war on Germany. At a press conference on 10 July,...

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