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1. A Visitor's Quick Guide to English Currency
Visiting England and worried about how to negotiate the British currency? This brief overview should help to allay any fears and give you an idea of what to expect.
2. Pie Eaters of Wigan
The people of Wigan, a town famous for - amongst other things - its delicious pies, are happily known as "pie-eaters"; but should they be? What does this unusual nickname really mean, and where does it originate from?
3. Liverpool A City Divided?
From music to football, religion to recreation, Liverpool is a city with something to offer all visitors, no matter their age or interests.
4. Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Each year, Trafalgar Square, London, hosts what is arguably the most famous Christmas tree in the world, but just what is so notable about this tree?
5. The Grand National - A Grand Racing Tradition
The Grand National is a world-famous horse race held in April every year, at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
6. The National Trust
Founded in 1895, this charity is concerned with the protection, preservation and restoration of places, properties and heritage that could never be replaced. From taking care of individual works of art to managing enormous woodlands, the National Trust is involved in massively diverse projects.
7. Native English Animals
Were there ever wild, dangerous animals in England? The answer is yes. Here is what they were and where they are now.
8. The Hobbit - Film Review
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, first of a trilogy that could be seen as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, is both epic and simple. The film is faithful to JRR Tolkien's story of a hobbit taken far beyond his own comfort zone, in adventures that help both change and mould his world.
9. Life in Stuart England and 1666
What was life like in Stuart England? For the rich it was comfortable but for the poor, it was a nightmare. And then there was the smell...
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