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The History Behind 'Britannia'

Having enjoyed watching the recent Sky Atlantic television series, Britannia, I decided to find out more about the history behind it. Although it could be said that the series came to the small screen marching on the cloak-tail of the success of… 1,324 more words


Top 10 Welsh Beaches

Extra: Top 10 Welsh Beaches as voted on by visitors to visitwales.com
Top 10 Welsh Beaches

See my blog – West Wales for info and tips… 9 more words


The Chancellors (9): Philip Snowden

Philip Snowden

1924, 1929-31 Labour; 1931 National Government (under Ramsay MacDonald)

Like so many of those in Labour’s first governments (see the blog post below), Snowden came from a humble background: the son of a weaver, his intellectual and political framework was borne of the liberal tradition (though he had never been a Liberal) and Wesleyan Methodism. 1,033 more words


Britain’s Theresa May slaps down foreign minister Boris Johnson over health funds

Reuters | Published — Tuesday 23 January 2018

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves after attending the weekly cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London on Janaury 23, 2018. 624 more words

Storms and Floods

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France – As rain keeps pouring around Paris and the level of the River Seine continues to rise – already over its banks at various points – the Paris government has issued warnings to the public and closed its quays until further notice. 207 more words


Welcome, Angela Gascoigne

Angela Gascoigne was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and relocated to West Cork, Ireland in 2004 with her husband and three sons. She works part-time as a clerical assistant and when she’s not working, she’s busy reading, writing and knitting doggy jumpers! 762 more words