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The Festival Season has begun!

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

  We are almost there! Summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing, cold drinks, good music and festivals. What better way to spend the good weather than enjoying the great atmosphere of a British festival in the sun? From the famous Glastonbury to the popular Leeds Festival, everyone wants a ticket… Read more »

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Armed Forces Day – Supporting our troops

Friday, June 9th, 2017

  Saturday 24th June The annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June is rapidly approaching and it is always an occasion that does not disappoint with celebrations and events held up and down the country. This is your opportunity to show your support for all of the brave men and women that make our… Read more »

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Wimbledon – An iconic British summertime event

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

It’s Tradition After all! It’s as quintessentially English as Fish’n’Chips, Coronation Street and moaning about the weather. It used to be yet another exercise in that most classical English sporting trait of getting wildly optimistic about our nation’s athletes and then cursing their gallant but predictable demise once it got serious. But not anymore! Since… Read more »

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History of Flags

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Simply speaking, a flag is just a piece of material flown from a mast or pole, yet each flag design is bursting with history… The use of flags can date back to around 1000 BC, when the Egyptians used to use primitive versions of flags. Since then, flags have grown to become a symbol, often… Read more »

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Best Places to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Whether you’re Irish or Irish at heart, St Patrick’s Day is an international festival, bringing everyone together with a whole lot of drinking, dancing and green outfits! St Patrick’s Day or St Paddy’s Day as it’s more colloquially known, is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17. Traditionally, St Patrick’s Day marks a… Read more »

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Six Nations Rugby 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The annual Six Nations Rugby championship is one of the most illustrious tournaments on the rugby calendar. Each year, the national teams of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy battle it out to be crowned kings of the nations. Close neighbours will battle for victory, with Scotland and Ireland kicking off the Six Nations… Read more »

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Venezuela Flag Facts

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The current flag of Venezuela was adopted on 12th March 2006. The flag consists of a horizontal tricolour of yellow, blue and red. Across the blue band is an arch of eight white stars. The inclusion of the National Coat of Arms in the top left corner is optional. The use of a tri-colour of… Read more »

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Vietnam Flag Facts

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The flag of Vietnam consists of a yellow star on a red background. Red is the colour often associated with the international communist movement. The Vietnam flag uses red to symbolise its social revolution and the blood lost in achieving this. The star represents the five classes of society in Vietnam – intellectuals, farmers, workers,… Read more »

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Australia Flag Facts

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

One of the most recognisable national flags has to be the iconic Australian flag which displays the Union Jack along with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross on a blue field. So, when was the Union Jack first seen on Australian soil? Lieutenant James Cook (a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the… Read more »