June 27th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Wimbledon fortnight starts today. That means we are in for two weeks of hoping Andy Murray can win another Grand Slam, only to fall at the hands of the tennis machine known as Novak Djokavic! It’s also a time when children across the country dust off the tennis rackets that have been sitting in the […]

June 15th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Beer Day Britain, a day to celebrate our national drink, forget tea! The 15th June has been chosen purposely because this was the date the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Article 35 of the Charter stated: ‘Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for win and a single measure for ale […]

June 6th, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Ramadan begins today. Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in the United Kingdom. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam and requires Muslims to fast during the daylight hours for the full month.

June 2nd, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s National Fish and Chip Day. Is there any greater British tradition than fish and chips? In a recent poll, it was ranked second in a list of the 50 things we love most about Britain, beating the Queen into second place. One of the misnomers about fish and chips is that it is unhealthy, […]