Monthly Archives: January 2012

Medieval barn described as ‘cathedral of Middlesex’ joins Stonehenge in national collection of historical sites By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Medieval barn described as ‘cathedral of Middlesex’ joins Stonehenge in national collection of historical sites By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093598/Medieval-barn-described-cathedral-Middlesex-joins-Stonehenge-national-collection-historical-sites.html#ixzz1kxEY35Ci   A medieval barn described by the poet John Betjeman as the ‘cathedral of Middlesex’ has been rescued from decay … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee: Digging deep for commemorative woods By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

Diamond Jubilee: Digging deep for commemorative woods By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News Organisers of a project to create a series of new woods to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee hope to plant one million trees during February. The Woodland … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Zoo – Panda tartan unveiled for Burns night – posted by Kirsty Topping

A PANDA-inspired tartan has been revealed by Edinburgh Zoo to mark both Burns Night and the Chinese New Year. The fabric commemorates the arrival of Tian Tian and Yang Guang to their new home in Scotland. The unique design was … Continue reading

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Hampshire woman celebrates 100 years in the same house – from the BBC

Hampshire woman celebrates 100 years in the same house She was born in a Hampshire village in January 1912, in the days before the Great War, votes for women or the sinking of the Titanic. Now Georgina Brown is celebrating … Continue reading

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Chinese herald ‘year of the dragon’ – by Andhra Pradesh

Chinese herald ‘year of the dragon’ – by Andhra Pradesh It is the big reunion ‘Chu Xi’ – the eve of the passing year – at Shirley and Michael Li’s residence in Secunderabad, as they get ready to welcome the … Continue reading

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Sunday Mirror – The amputee Army hero racing for an Olympic cycling gold. By Gary Anderson

Sunday Mirror The amputee Army hero racing for an Olympic cycling gold By Gary Anderson Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/22/the-army-hero-racing-for-an-olympic-gold-115875-23711683/#ixzz1kAtoWhlF   RAF engineer Jon-Allan Butterworth froze as he heard the chilling tell-tale sizzling sound above his head. He was on his air base … Continue reading

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Portsmouth – Historic cutter is in flotilla to mark Diamond Jubilee – by Michael Powell

  Portsmouth Tours and Travel http://1stchoiceconcierge.co.uk   By Michael Powell Published on Friday 20 January 2012 08:09   A HISTORIC Royal Naval steam cutter built in the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee has been chosen to participate in this summer’s River Thames … Continue reading

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