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Wembley Stadium day trip: Train vs Car

Wembley Stadium day trip: Train vs Car

Wembley stadium, the home of the English football. While the most recent reincarnation is only 10 years old, there has been a stadium on that particular patch of ground since 1923. The original stadium was built as the centre piece of the British Empire Exhibition before becoming eventually becoming the English national football stadium. The famous twin towers which stood at the entrance and looked out over wembley way have iconic status around the world. It was therefore only only…

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Manchester: This is The Place

Manchester: This is The Place

Earlier this year some guy (because he doesn’t deserve to be known as anything else) blew himself up outside the Manchester arena and unfortunately killed 22 and seriously injured several others including children. The youngest of those killed was just 8 years old. What happened next seemed to shock the world.

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester. The Capital of the North. Home of the biggest football team in the world and producer of a wealth of musical and sporting talent. And my home town. I love this city, and yes I’m a teeny bit biased but I have not yet found another place like it. It has everything that London has (in my opinion) but with a whole heap of extra friendliness. Yes, it rains a bit – OK so maybe a lot – but…

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5 Reasons to Explore Robin Hood’s Bay

5 Reasons to Explore Robin Hood’s Bay

Down the coast from Whitby lies the less well known Robin Hood’s Bay. Built into the cliffside the old cottages and pubs line the route from beachside to cliff top, it’s one of the strange places where cars are not really welcome and the best way to access this idyllic spot is on foot.

7 Reasons to Visit Whitby

7 Reasons to Visit Whitby

The North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby is one of my favourite places to visit in the UK. A small fishing port with just 20-30 houses in the 15th century and a population of just 200, it’s now a popular seaside resort with a historic twist having hardly changed in last 100 years. From being an important producer of Alum in the 16th century Whitby began to grow in size expanding its talents to shipbuilding and later Whaling. It then…

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Whitby: Taking a Break by the Sea

Whitby: Taking a Break by the Sea

The last of the day’s light silhouettes the wispy clouds framing the lights of Whitby Town in the distance. Before me, flames attack the encroaching cold night air keeping it at bay a little longer, twirling, jumping, dancing in a mesmerising sequence. There is nowhere I would rather be right now.

Getting Stressed at the Lancashire Science Festival

Getting Stressed at the Lancashire Science Festival

Ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum. Christmas has just come early for this little girl. Instantly her face lights up as only a child’s face does when something so ordinary and everyday is discovered for the very first time. Today that discovery is the sound of her own heartbeat, a gift I felt privileged to have given her. After proceeding to then listen to my own heartbeat as well as her parents she resentfully handed back the stethoscope before turning to discover the…

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IronMan: How to Win at Spectating

IronMan: How to Win at Spectating

As ‘fun’ runs and marathons become ever more popular it was only a matter of time before people started looking for their next adrenaline hit in the world of endurance sports. Enter the Brownlee brothers. These world class athletes have brought the world of triathlon to the attention of a whole new dominain of the general public. However, just like in the marathon running world where you can push your limits even further by putting yourself through the torture that…

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The Platform Dwellers

The Platform Dwellers

It’s that mid-morning kind of quiet, the kind that could make you mistake today for a lazy Sunday morning. Except it’s Wednesday.

Farm Tours: A New Lamb

Farm Tours: A New Lamb

When you find yourself away with family for the weekend in the countryside, specifically the Yorkshire Dales, and your family includes 3 children 10 years and under there is one activity that seems a surefire hit – a visit to a farm!

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