Over 100 Years of Pyrex

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So how much do you know about the company Pyrex and its iconic glassware? We’re guessing not all that much, apart from that it’s highly useful and you’ve probably got a dish or jug or two in your kitchen. Well, it’s actually a company that is now over 100 years old,  since it was born [Read more…]

Discover Leicesters History with Heritage Sundays

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On the last Sunday of every month, you can discover the in-depth and wonderful History of Leicester with Heritage Sundays. The exhibitions and tours feature a wide range of works from current and past students, including details of the medieval times in the East Midlands. The next running event is on 24th August and you [Read more…]

Nottingham’s underground City of Caves

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Nottingham is a wonderful city, it may not be the easiest place to find a parking spot, but it does have some outstanding architecture and brilliant shopping. What most residents and visitors of Nottingham may not already know about though, is that there is a whole world of interconnecting caves running right below our feet! [Read more…]

Today is National Pineapple Day. People throughout the UK, and maybe even the world, will be celebrating the exotic, luxury fruit by making their own fruit salads and blending rum and ice to make their own pina colada’s! But there’s now another area in our lives where farmers and the general public never thought they’d [Read more…]

The Magic of Gingerbread Houses

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Gingerbread has been a delicious treat for years, and a Christmas tradition for many people is to make a gingerbread house. These tasty treats are great to make with a young relative and then also delicious to eat and now more and more companies have begun to release do it yourself gingerbread house which makes them [Read more…]

The Alzheimer’s Society – Elf Day

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You may have heard of the Alzheimer’s Society, most people have. but did you know that they support people with all types of dementia? We didn’t until we took a closer look. About Dementia Dementia is a horrific brain disease that causes a gradual decrease in a person’s ability to think and remember aspects of [Read more…]

Black Friday- Past, Present and Future

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Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, especially in America. Thousands of shoppers’ flood to stores to get the best offers of the year. In the 20th century, it is insanely popular even spreading to the UK. This yearly event has become quite controversial. This is because of how violent it often becomes [Read more…]

The Return of the Terracotta Warriors

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The Terracotta Army is returning to the UK next year at Liverpool Museum. The famous army is surrounded by mystery since their discovery in 1974. They interest many people with their history and amazing detail of every soldier. The Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures of the army of the first Emperor of China. [Read more…]

America and Beer

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Beer is extremely popular all over the world and USA is no different. The USA as a country is one of the biggest manufacturers and consumers of beer in the world producing an insane amount of the stuff for example in 2012 they produced 196 million barrels of it. It has over 3500 brewers ranging from giants in [Read more…]