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VE Day commemorations announced

On 8 May, a day-long series of events will take place across the UK to commemorate the Allied Victory in Europe and give thanks to the Second World War generation and the sacrifices they made securing peace across the continent. The Royal British Legion is searching for those from the […]

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May Day Celebrations in Padstow

May Day (or ‘Obby ‘Oss Day as it is known) is without a doubt the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar and still going strong after centuries. It is not unusual to see up to 30,000 people crammed into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the […]

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Let’s celebrate Galentine’s Day!

  By Helen Shingler: Sounds a bit like Valentine’s Day I know, and in fact, the date given for this celebration is February 13th, the day before the Romantic one!  Of course it’s an American ‘invention’ evolving from an episode in an American comedy ‘Parks and Recreation’ but here’s why […]

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Samhain and the origins of Halloween

By Helen Shingler: Scary costumes, trick-or-treat or does Halloween mean something different to you? Trick-or-treating started in North America in the 1920s and I thought it was fairly recent in this part of the world and that we had simply adopted yet another Americanism!  Apparently not so, the tradition of […]

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World Cup? It’s all about the hair

French striker Olivier Giroud has scored a stunning hat-trick of style awards in a World Cup survey carried out by premium male grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge. The Chelsea talisman was named as the most stylish footballer that will be playing in Russia this summer, as well as taking the […]

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Divorce numbers up in 2016, but down on peak of 2003

The Office for National Statistics has furnished us with some divorce figures for 2016.   There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015.· There were 112 divorces of same-sex couples in 2016; of these 78% were among female couples.· In 2016, there […]

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