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  1. Bedfordshire County Day - November 28th

    Bedfordshire County Day - November 28th
    The first Bedfordshire County Day was held on 28th November 2015. In 2014, The Friends of Bedfordshire Society organised a campaign to help select a date for ‘Bedfordshire Day’. This date was for the county of Bedfordshire to celebrate their love of the county, its history and culture. Suggestions were put forward and a poll went live from 1st December...
  2. St Andrews Day - 30th November

    St Andrews Day - 30th November
    St Andrew’s Day is celebrated on 30th November. As the biting cold of winter approaches and the dark nights draw in let’s raise a warm toast with Scotland to celebrate St Andrews Day. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and has been for over 1000 years. Saint Andrew is believed to have been a fisherman and one of...
  3. Lancashire Day - 27th November

    Lancashire Day - 27th November
    As the nights draw in and the freezing grip of winter approaches, the proud residents of Lancashire will be brightening up the skyline by flying the glorious golden Lancashire flag emblazoned with the Red Rose of Lancashire in anticipation of another splendorous Lancashire Day. Lancashire Day is the county day of Lancashire. It is celebrated on the 27th November each...
  4. United Nations Day - October 24th

    United Nations Day - October 24th
    United Nations Day is celebrated on 24th October. The United Nations Charter was drafted at a conference between 25th April 1945 and 26th June 1945 in San Francisco, USA. Delegates from 50 Allied nations attended the conference and signed the new charter. It came into force on 24th October 1945. Its aim was to maintain international peace and security, promote...
  5. Northamptonshire Day - October 25th

    Northamptonshire Day - October 25th
    Every proud Northamptonshire resident should be flying their county flag high on 25th October - Northamptonshire Day. This celebrated day is a relatively new affair, with the flag being raised above the county hall for the first time in October 2014. Northampton celebrates is County Day on 25th October, which is also the feast day of St Crispin. Saints Crispin...
  6. Slovenia vs England - World Cup 2018 Qualifier

    Slovenia vs England - World Cup 2018 Qualifier
    The qualifiers for the Russia World Cup 2018 continue for England with an away match to Slovenia. The Three Lions did the job needed against Malta with a rather drab 2-0 win but will come away happy to keep the 100% record of two wins out of two, and with a perfect record against Slovenia in previous meetings (four wins...
  7. Northern Ireland vs San Marino - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

    Northern Ireland vs San Marino - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
    With one point in the bag after a draw with the Czech Republic, Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland will be confident of adding three more points with a win against minnows San Marino in their next World Cup 2018 qualifier. The teams have met twice in the past resulting in emphatic wins for the Green Army of Ireland. Kick off Sat...
  8. Scotland vs Lithuania - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

    Scotland vs Lithuania - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
    Gordon Strachan’s men kicked off their World Cup 2018 campaign with a convincing 5-1 drubbing of Malta so will be riding high going into the second World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. The Tartan Army are firm favourites to make it two out of two wins; they have clashed with Lithuania on eight previous occasions with five wins to the Scots...
  9. England vs Malta – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

    England vs Malta – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
    As England wave goodbye to Big Sam after his 67 day stint as Manager, the St George faithful will now look forward to a new era under the (temporary) watch of Gareth Southgate. Seen by many as a 'man of the English FA', England under 21 coach Southgate will be keen to stamp his own mark on the national team...
  10. Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving Day
    Thanksgiving Day in America is a public holiday, celebrated yearly on the fourth Thursday In November. The origins of Thanksgiving Day can be traced back to the Plymouth Feast of 1621 when the Pilgrims, having landed in 1620 and established a settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts, gave thanks and praise for a good harvest. The Pilgrims and Puritans carried the tradition...