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Sailing away with Flags of Convenience

What have Liberia, Panama and the Marshall Islands have in common?  This might sound like the start of a bad joke but it is a legitimate question.  The answer is that these nations are the leading Flag States in the … Continue reading

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The Welsh street that’s been newly crowned the steepest in the world!

My Grandma lived on one of the steepest streets in Britain, the sort that makes you wonder if you car will make it to the top or if you slip on the pavements, if you will avoid skidding and rolling … Continue reading

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Remembering a local disaster – The 75th anniversary of the Sandringham Road V1 attack, Watford.

To commemorate the 75th year anniversary of the 37 people killed in Sandringham Road by a German bomb during World War Two, Watford Borough Council is hosting a service of remembrance at North Watford Cemetery for those who died in … Continue reading

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London named the first National Park City in the World

When you think of a national park, images of sweeping landscapes and rolling hills likely spring to mind. So it may come as a surprise to learn that London has officially been crowned as the world’s first National Park City. … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Index of Happiness

It turns out it really is the simple things in life that do the most to uplift you’re feelings, at least if you’re British and it’s summer time. Chocolate and donating to charity give British people the most happiness per … Continue reading

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Alexander Parkes – The man who changed and poisoned the world

Alexander Parkes is another one of those people from the Victorian Age that is forgotten despite him changing the world and his story is being told in a new exhibition in Bow, East London. The fact the the exhibition is … Continue reading

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Less than 1% of the population own 50% of England…. how do I compare?

There can be few such good decisions by individuals in history as to have been a Norman baron in the mid 11th Century than pledging allegiance to William The Conqueror in return for land in the British Isles. It’s quite … Continue reading

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