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The Olympics Countdown Begins: 100 Days to Go

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Getting ready for the Games. Image Credit: LOCOG

Getting ready for the Games. Image Credit: LOCOG

For the past seven years it’s all we’ve heard about; TV channels have been in overdrive and sponsors have rammed 2012-branded products down our throats at every opportunity. Even our chocolate bars have been adorned with those one-eyed mascots Wenlock and Mandeville.

But the world’s ‘greatest sporting event’ which once seemed so far off is now only 100 days away. Read More

The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

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Tower of London

Tower of London

Each night for the past 700 years the Ceremony of the Keys has taken place at the Tower of London. The ritual, carried out to secure the tower for the night, began as a necessary way to protect the queen and the crown jewels and is now one of our many colourful British traditions and a lesser known tourist attraction in London. Read More