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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,...

VIDEO: Queen names Royal Navy’s biggest ever ship

The Queen officially christened HMS Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife today in true Scottish style...using whisky. The Royal Navy's largest warship to date, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was officially named by...

Largest bottle of English sparkling wine ever made to be sold at Christie’s

England’s largest bottle of sparkling wine is expected to sell for up to £15,000 at auction this September. The largest bottle of English sparkling wine ever produced will be sold at auction this September as...
The Queen at the Antiques Roadshow at Hillsborough Castle. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Queen visits the Antiques Roadshow

Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh talked to antiques experts at their official royal residence in Northern Ireland yesterday ahead of filming for the popular Antiques Roadshow. It's not just us mere...
Peter Blake Llarreggub Under Milk Wood exhibition. And when you think of all those babies she’s got

Sir Peter Blake illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood

In the centenary year of his birth, the most famous work of Dylan Thomas has been depicted by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake. The artist behind the Beatle's famous Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club...
Auckland Castle, Durham

Discover Tudor secrets at Auckland Castle this summer

See the bed where King Henry VIII was said to be conceived and learn about the dramatic rise to power of the Tudors at a captivating new exhibition in County Durham. This year Auckland Castle,...

Silverstone to commemorate racing legends at 50th British Grand Prix

Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Jackie Stewart are among those to be honoured in parades to mark the 50th Grand Prix at Silverstone next month. Three commemorative parades will take place over the weekend of this year's British...
Prince George. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA PICS

New coin to mark Prince George’s first birthday

The Royal Mint is to strike a £5 silver coin in honour of the first birthday of the son of Prince William and Catherine, His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge. This time last year...
King Richard III reconstructed head. Credit Leicester City Council

Richard III visitor centre to open next month

Tickets have gone on sale for the King Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, which will open in Leicester on 26 July. Following the recent High Court ruling over the reinterment of the...

Britain commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day

On 6 June 1944, over 4,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives fighting to free Europe from Nazi oppression. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we remember the heroics of that fateful day. A series of events are...

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