12 Gorgeous Places You Have To See When Visiting Great Britain

Yup, I’m a biased Brit that loves our gorgeous island! We’re so fortunate to live in such a diverse cultural and natural environment that is filled …

European Travel

Billy and Mako Vunipola in full swing for Saracens against Munster is just the kick-start Lions need

If this was a glimpse of what to expect from the Lions this summer – and there were eight of the travelling party on display here – then there are going to be a lot of stiff necks in the land of the long white cloud.<p>This was not a match for the purists. The half-time score at the Aviva Stadium was …


Happy St George's Day: A history lesson on the patron saint of England

Did you know St George wasn't born in England and never came here?<p>St George's Day falls on 23 April every year to celebrate the patron saint of …

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Why Prince Harry and Prince William are truly the millennial royals

For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers.<p>But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long …

United Kingdom

County cricket: Middlesex v Essex, Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the grounds Berg steals show to help Hampshire take command against Yorks Email Will here, tweet @willis_macp or join the discussion below

County Cricket

Eskinazi responds with hundred after blow on helmet

Middlesex v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Lord's, 2nd day<p><i>Essex 120 for 4 trail Middlesex 507 for 7 dec (Robson 149, Gubbins 101, Eskinazi</i> …


Prince and princess brides can now get married at Durham Castle

The stunning historic castle can now hold civil ceremonies for a grand backdrop to your special day

UK News

Parchment copy of Declaration of Independence found in England

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.<p>The Boston Globe …

American History

Stoneman's repeat performance maintains prolific start

It was just after tea when the question arose in the Edgbaston press box: 'Has any side ever lost their first three Championship games in a season by …


Happy St George's Day 2017: So you think you know about England?

Test your knowledge of all things England in celebration of St George’s Day!<p>How many can you get right?


Cathedrals in crisis: fears of closure as half face big cash problems

Bishop examining finances of England’s Anglican cathedrals to look at possible impact ‘if individual cathedrals fail’<p>As many as half of England’s Anglican cathedrals are facing financial crisis and a closure cannot be ruled out, according to the chair of an investigative task force set up by the …


Sareh Nouri Bridal & Wedding Dresses Spring 2018

See the latest wedding dresses from Sareh Nouri.


Fifteen years to break cottage from concrete prison and return it to a 16th wattle and daub masterpiece

A craftswoman's painstaking 15 year DIY project to return her concrete encased cottage to its original 16th century wattle and daub wonder has …

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Happy St George’s Day images, pictures, quotes and memes

<b>Happy St George’s Day! Today is the day the English unite to celebrate their heritage at their patron saint, the man who famously butchered a</b> …

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Inside the romantic Irish castle where golfer Rory McIlroy married this weekend

A 13th Century castle along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way was the stunning location for professional golfer Rory McIlroy’s marriage to Erica Stoll over the weekend. Now a five-star luxury hotel, Ashford Castle in Mayo welcomed a host of stars from the sporting and entertainment worlds to celebrate …


GALLERY: St George's Day celebrations in Bradford and Keighley

St George's Day celebrations have been taking place across the Bradford district.

UK News

Saracens reach Champions Cup final as Chris Wyles seals win over Munster

• Munster 10-26 Saracens • Farrell lands six from six kicks as defending champions keep double on track<p>A double double beckons for Saracens. Many teams would have been overwhelmed by the atmosphere generated by a fervently partisan crowd but it takes a higher temperature to melt the European and …


Stevens' dream season continues with bat and ball

Darren Stevens bagged 6 for 47 and smashed a quick-fire 53 not out as he continued his age-defying start to the season


Nottinghamshire's dream attack dismantles Sussex

Sussex, weakened by injuries, short on experience with bat as well as ball, were likely always to find the going tough here but just how tough may …


The top 10 breathtaking English Heritage sites you need to see if you're feeling inspired by St George's Day

St George's Day is fast-approaching, and what better way to celebrate the best of English history than a trip to one of the country's most …

United Kingdom

Cardiff's St Fagans museum launches storytelling app

<b>Technology is helping to bring history to life at an open-air museum in Cardiff.</b><p>A storytelling app, Traces, has been launched at St Fagans National History Museum.<p>The bilingual app focuses on characters who might "have lived and experienced" the castle and grounds in the early 20th Century.<p>The …

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How to tie a tie: a gentleman's guide to scrubbing up

Ah, the necktie. It has its fans, it has its haters, but the long and short of it is this: it's going nowhere. With knitted ties coming into fashion and new trends such as wider ties showing up on the catwalk, this most versatile of men's accessories is as important today as it ever was.<p>Knowing how …


Saracens ready to brave the graveyard of English dreams and end Irish hoodoo against Munster

If Saracens are to beat Munster at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow afternoon, they will have to do something no other English team have managed to do this season: win in Ireland.<p>Five times English clubs have travelled across the Irish Sea in this year’s competition and five times they have come up …


The Best Kind of Princess

The British royal family in the twentieth century had no great love for advanced art. Kenneth Clark wrote that George V was “much disturbed” by …

Royal Family

County cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire and more – live!

All the County Championship action around the grounds on day two James Vince pushes England case with Hampshire century And feel free to email Will or ping him a tweet at @willis_macp

County Cricket

Munster to strain every sinew in effort to dethrone Saracens

Red army a factor but European champions are grizzled lot and worthy favourites<p>about an hour ago<p><b>European Champions Cup semi-final:</b> Munster v</b> …


Margot Robbie will seize the throne as Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots

She will star opposite Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan.<p>Margot Robbie has joined historical drama <i>Mary Queen of Scots.</i><p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> confirms <i>Suicide</i> …


The water vole's Warwickshire comeback

A grant of more than £60k has been given to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to help protect the county's water voles.<p>The mammal is one of the UK's most endangered species, its numbers dropping by more than 90% over 30 years.<p>The decline is blamed on a loss of its natural habitat and the species' main …

County Cricket

Shakespeare Celebrations LIVE BLOG - Stratford Herald

We’ll be posting updates throughout the day as Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates its most famous son, William Shakespeare…<p>The celebrations officially …

United Kingdom

Saint Canice Cathedral and the Round Tower in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a small city with enormous history, which is more than 1500 years old. It is a real treasure for history enthusiasts. There is a …

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