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Celebrating the British Banger

Britons who love their sausage, and who doesn’t, are looking forward to the annual British Sausage Week, which this year runs from 5-11 November. Few foods are as associated with British cooking more than the British banger. It is right up there with Fish and Chips, and a beef joint. Sausage is a worldwide delight having originated in the Middle East some 5,000 years ago and spread around the globe. Brought to Britain by the Romans during their occupations, it was deemed worthy of adoption and has been a British... Read More

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Planning a Fireworks Party

Fireworks parties are great celebrations. You can have a fireworks party for a great number of different reasons, from a wedding to a birthday party and anything in between. A fireworks party can complement any occasion. Sitting and watching fireworks can be an amazing close to any kind of ceremony and keep people talking about your get together like no other display. You need to check your local council and safety regulations before you plan any specific kind of fireworks. After becoming familiar with your local policies you can buy... Read More

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Don’t Miss The Great British Bake-off

The Great British Bake Off, the popular reality show on BBC 2 is down to the final three contestants of series 3. This baking competition show has been on the BBC 2 since 2010. The show, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, gives an overview of the history of British baking, while introducing a competitive element. Series 3 began on Tuesday 14th August 2012. Twelve amateur bakers were chosen to compete in the bake off, with one baker being eliminated every week. Filmed on the beautiful backdrop of Harptree... Read More

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Paralympic Games Athletes to Watch

While the 2012 London Olympics has ended, there is still a lot to see in the Paralympic Games. The event kicks off on August 29th and ends on September 9th. The Paralympics Games has always been a great event but this year, there are several athletes that are making it even more exciting. These athletes are pushing the limits of possibility in their sport and are proving that anything is possible. The first on the list is Sophie Christiansen. She’s bringing a lot attention to equestrian sports. Her gold medal... Read More

Jessica Ennis – Olympic Star & Role Model

Jessica Ennis has started to become a household name after her Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon. Born in Sheffield, Ennis started running when her parents introduced her to a track and field event one summer. She seemed to have a natural talent in track and field despite the fact that her parents weren’t talented in athletics. With the help of her coach Toni Minichiello, she continued to excel and compete in national and international competitions. London 2012 Olympics The outstanding performances of Ennis over the past four years led... Read More

Planning a Stag Do Party

The first stag party was held in the 5th century in Sparta, Greece. The men would hold a party in honour of someone soon to be wed. It may have been a way for families and friends to give the man gifts either for the bride on their wedding or to give gifts of financial support for his new family. In those days children were in anticipation within the obligatory months following the wedding night. So the soon to be wed gentlemen would soon be supporting more than just a... Read More

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Peek Inside Union Jack Wear

Union Jack Wear is a rapidly growing online enterprise that designs and sells specialty Union Jack products including custom-made clothing and other patriotic themed items all designed in order to help you celebrate Britishness. History, Products & The Legend Behind Union Jack Wear Over eight years, Keighley entrepreneur Graham Johnson has expanded his business from a small hobby into Britain’s Favourite Union Jack Store. Union Jack Wear was born one day when a cousin of Johnson’s in America asked him to send over some Union Jack products. Dealing in patriotic... Read More

Paul Heaton The 8th Review

A rare summer evening at St Paul’s square, Birmingham last night. We had arrived at St Paul’s Church to watch “Paul Heaton Presents…The 8th.” which is billed as a “soul opera” and laden with songs from the former frontman of The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. We’d arrived a little early, so headed to the nearest pub for some refreshments before the show. Who did we see casually sat outside sipping at a pint(s) with a couple of friends? It’s PAUL HEATON! Whilst tempted to do the usual fan thing... Read More

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Top UK Stag Destinations

Stag do activities, stag party destinations and stag do ideas are run hand in hand when it comes to planning an all male trip. No matter if you want to adventure out to Manchester, Liverpool or London, you can find the right stag adventure for a great price. When it comes to finding right stag party packages, there are a few things to consider. The main thing you want to take into consideration is the stag destinations. Your decision should be based around how you and your pals feel, as... Read More

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Is This The Year For Andy Murray ?

Is this the year for Andy Murray to finally win a major? Is this the year that London explodes into a full celebration less than a month before an even bigger Olympic celebration starts up? Whether you are eating strawberries and cream at Wimbledon Centre Court, or you are looking to recycle Jubilee decorations at home to celebrate Murray, you can feel that every British tennis fan is waiting with bated breath to see if this is the year that Andy can finally pull it off. While Heather Watson may... Read More