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Food, glorious food

As we head into autumn, the days are getting decidedly chillier, the leaves are turning orange and summer is a fading memory. We’re switching ice creams and salads for hot soups and coffees and our thoughts are definitely turning to home cooked, comfort food. If you’re looking for some cooking tips or simply need inspiration […]

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9 November 2022
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Fright night

Halloween originated more than 2,000 years ago with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain – a festival which marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter, symbolising the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Decades later, Christian Festivals were introduced […]

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18 October 2022
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Autumn favourites

It’s officially autumn – the season when leaves turn glorious colours, the temperatures cool and the nights start drawing in. Autumn also sees the return of some of our favourite TV shows and here are a few we are watching right now. The Great British Bake Off Prue, Paul, Noel and Matt are back for […]

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27 September 2022
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Bowled over!

It’s August, and that means there’s a bank holiday! The August holiday was introduced in 1871 and was originally intended to give bank employees the opportunity to participate in and attend cricket matches.  Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock authored the Bank Holidays Act of 1871, which bought these public holidays into effect. Initially, […]

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3 August 2022
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Summer of sport

Love it or loathe it, July is a bumper month for sport! The ace tennis championships, Wimbledon, started off the month along with an electrifying British Grand Prix. There’s still a whole host of exciting sporting events still to come and here are a few events we’ll definitely be watching.  The beautiful game The 2022 […]

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13 July 2022
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Summer lovin’

21 June means it’s officially summer! The start of summer signals the start of many iconic music festivals such as Glastonbury, superb sporting events including the Wimbledon Championships and a whole array of foodie festivals to tempt our tastebuds.  Summer also means the return of our favourite tv dating show – Love Island. The show […]

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21 June 2022
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A step back in time

The Historical Association has designated the month of May as Local and Community History month. The Association is encouraging us to share information and raise awareness about the history of our communities and local areas and, if you like the idea of uncovering some hidden gems about your area, there are some amazing TV programmes […]

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17 May 2022
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A little bit of egg-stra time

With Easter just around the corner, you may be thinking of using the extra few days to spruce up the garden or decide it’s time to tackle those do-it-yourself jobs. Whether it’s the garden or the home, there are plenty of TV shows that could provide you with inspiration. From the stunning transformations featured on […]

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5 April 2022
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Spring has sprung

Or has it? How we decide the first day of spring depends on whether we are referring to the meteorological or astronomical spring. Meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle whereas the astronomical calendar uses the position of Earth’s orbit in relation to the Sun. Meteorological seasons are split to coincide with the […]

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8 March 2022
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Celebrating 96 years of TV

John Logie Baird first demonstrated his new television machine to members of the Royal Institution in London in January 1926. Almost 100 years later, and according to TV Licencing, 95% of households own a TV set and watching TV is an integral part of many of our lives. Whether it’s catching up on the latest […]

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11 January 2022
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It’s time to deck the halls

The beginning of December heralds the start of winter. Although the temperatures may be dropping, spirits are rising as a certain holiday is almost upon us. Despite the fact many shops are lavishly decorated for the festive season in November, this weekend is the time many of us look to decorate our homes and up […]

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1 December 2021
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Your starter for ten

“I’ve started so I’ll finish” is just one of the many catch phrases originating from a TV quiz show. This phrase comes, of course, from Mastermind, widely regarded as the most rigorous and intellectual British quiz show. Quiz shows were originally broadcast on the radio. The Inter-regional Spelling Competition, part of BBC Radio’s Children’s Hour […]

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24 November 2021
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Is the weather causing TV interference?

Spring has got off to a bit of a shaky start. We had the second warmest March day on record, followed by plummeting temperatures and snow during Easter resulting in the UK’s coldest April since 1922. The cold weather was accompanied by air and ground frosts, making it the frostiest April in the UK for […]

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5 May 2021
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Food glorious food

As the rules about eating in pubs and restaurants are beginning to relax, a Premier Foods report suggests more than 91% of people surveyed said they intended to do the same amount of cooking at home, if not more, in the year ahead. According to the report, our dinner time favourites are pasta and risotto-based […]

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15 April 2021
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Best TV mums

Mother’s Day falls this month and it got us thinking about some of mums that have appeared in TV shows over the years. Some mums are super loveable, some really deserve medals and some are just downright scary. Here’s a round-up of our favourite matriarchs. EastEnders – a show with so many mums it’s difficult […]

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15 March 2021

What’s happening?

Mobile operators are upgrading their mobile services across the UK. These enable mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets to access the internet at super-fast speeds.

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TV interference can be caused by all sorts of external and internal factors.
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