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Squatters have moved in across the road from the Queen

The Queen has some new neighbours – and we’re willing to bet she is not amused.

Squatters have shacked up in a rather grand building just metres away from Buckingham Palace. 597 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

This ensemble of carriage, horses, harnesses and uniformed horsemen is a good match, an elegant match, a match fit for a Queen!

It is Britain’s Gold State Coach, which has been used for every royal coronation since George IV was crowned in 1821. 176 more words

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Surrey Leader receives CBE from the Queen

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today received his CBE from Her Majesty The Queen.

Following the investiture at Buckingham Palace, Mr Hodge said:

“It was an unforgettable day, a fantastic experience for my family and recognition of the outstanding work of thousands of county council staff and voluntary workers across Surrey. 174 more words

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Tourist in London

As I have had the last week off work, it seemed the perfect time to go away for a city break! It has been some time since I last went abroad, but as I am still rebuilding my bank balance after Christmas, it seemed sensible to stay in this country rather than book a flight somewhere! 388 more words


A Walk In St. James Park

Ottawa has been walloped with snow this week. Sunday we had 28 centimetres (almost a foot if you use Imperial measurement) of fluffy white stuff, delaying and canceling flights at the airport. 311 more words


Hop-On, Hop-Off: A Tour of London

Even though I’m a native New Yorker I get lost in my own city. No matter where I work (or how long) I rely on my map in my iPhone to get me from Point A to Point B. 1,181 more words