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  1. 2021 commemorates the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire - Are you ready to mark it?

    2021 commemorates the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire - Are you ready to mark it?
    The 1821 Revolution was a pivotal moment in history for the Greek people. The country’s population, which had suffered under Ottoman rule for hundreds of years, and it was time to fight for independence.  In one of the most significant events in Greek history, a 9-year-long war was waged by revolutionaries, keen to overthrow Turkish rule and chart their modern...
  2. The final qualifiers for the Euros are in...Scotland have made it!!

    The final qualifiers for the Euros are in...Scotland have made it!!
    So after what seems like an eternity, we finally have all qualifying matches completed and the full and final line-up of nations who have successfully qualified for next Summer’s delayed Euro 2020 tournament can be revealed!!  Sadly Northern Ireland were taken to extra time by Slovakia but suffered a 2-1 defeat in their play-off and so they unfortunately miss out...
  3. Northern Ireland's 100th anniversary & How to mark it!

    Northern Ireland's 100th anniversary & How to mark it!
      On the 3rd of May 1921, Northern Ireland was established as a separate legal entity and joined Scotland, Wales and England as part of the United Kingdom. Very soon, the time will come to celebrate a rich century of history, culture and achievements as we celebrate the region’s first anniversary. How will you be marking the momentous occasion? Home...
  4. Remembrance Day 2020 - A time to pull together in gratitude…

    Remembrance Day 2020 - A time to pull together in gratitude…
    Remembrance Day has always been a time for the nation to come together. As we commemorate those who fought for our freedom, it’s a chance to embrace our history and show our respect for those who help in times of hardship. With Covid-19 regulations in place across the UK, this year’s Remembrance day will be commemorated differently. As more low-key...
  5. Why Designed Facemasks are This Summer's Must-Have...

    Why Designed Facemasks are This Summer's Must-Have...
    It’s been an extraordinary 2020 so far, in more ways than one. But despite all the change and all the uncertainty, there are two things that haven’t changed in the slightest. First of all, Summer’s here, and we’re loving the out-of-door time that brings with it. Second, as humans - we just love a chance to show off our great...
  6. 4 ways to celebrate VJ Day...In a DIY, 2020 fashion!

    4 ways to celebrate VJ Day...In a DIY, 2020 fashion!
    So whilst it may feel like the dust has only just settled from the nation’s VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations, it’s nearly time to do it all again…...And why not?? With fears of a dreaded second wave of Covid-19 all around us, we could all do with a dose of safe, distracting fun whilst paying tribute to those who long...
  7. Football returns and Liverpool FC end 30 year title drought…!

    Football returns and Liverpool FC end 30 year title drought…!
    So after 3 long months, it’s back!...Premier League football (amongst other leagues) restarted last week after seemingly-endless rumblings, meetings, accusations and debate. For a live sport-starved nation, this was fantastically-welcome news! March 9th saw the last Premier League football action in the UK when Aston Villa were thrashed 4-0 by Leicester City before it was rudely interrupted, along with everything...
  8. Marking Armed Forces Day in the midst of a Global Pandemic is more vital than ever

    Marking Armed Forces Day in the midst of a Global Pandemic is more vital than ever
    A Different Kind of War... In the midst of the current global Covid-19 pandemic, society is reeling and striving valiantly to adapt to all the new regulations, alongside the numerous limitations and restrictions on our usual way of life. The economy will inevitably take a huge battering from the events, and phrases like ‘lockdown fever’ and ‘mental well-being’ are more...
  9. Keeping Calm & Carrying On - Lockdown-style!

    Keeping Calm & Carrying On - Lockdown-style!
    These are strange times. There can’t be much doubt about that.  The Covid-19 pandemic is truly a global one, the likes of which most of us feel we would only ever see in a Hollywood movie. Everything feels unprecedented. Non-essential travel is banned, barely everything is closed and we must all work from home where possible. New phrases have entered...
  10. St Patrick's Day Uncovered!

    St Patrick's Day Uncovered!
      For people all over the world, St Patrick’s Day is a time to get jolly and break out the shamrock flags. For those unfamiliar or those who've taken the festivities a little too far, it's a confusing sea of green. Never fear, we at The Flag Shop have got all you need to know about the March 17th celebration—all...

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