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Photography Competition - Capture the Cathedral Winner Announced
Photography Competition - Capture the Cathedral Winner Announced
4:38 PM, September 20 2017

In the annual competition, hosted by Manchester Cathedral, the winner of the People’s Choice photographer has been confirmed. Almost 300 photographs were submitted for the fifth, annual competition.

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Paralympians launch all abilities trails at Culzean
Paralympians launch all abilities trails at Culzean
9:17 AM, September 19 2017

Paralympians Scott and Jamie McCowan, from Ayrshire, were the first to test the new all abilities trails at the National Trust for Scotland’s (NTS) Culzean Castle and Country park last week.

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John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announcement
John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announcement
12:28 AM, September 18 2017

Returning for its 60th year, the John Moores Painting Prize is calling for entries. Submission commences on September 14th, and ahead of the submissions the jury has been announced.

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Intrepid film-makers head to Inverewe
Intrepid film-makers head to Inverewe
9:09 AM, September 13 2017

Amongst the talent showcasing their experiences at the Inverewe’s Adventure Film Festival this September, are the likes of Emma Mitchell and Isabel Burnham, pacific rowers and Huw Jack Brassington, an adventure racer. In this exclusive festival, audience members will be able to hear the inspiring stories of these adventurers. Hosted at the National Trust for Scotland site on September 15th until 17th, this is the second annual Adventure Travel Film Festival.

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World's Largest Tortoises arrive at ZSL London Zoo
World's Largest Tortoises arrive at ZSL London Zoo
3:00 PM, September 12 2017

Four of the world’s biggest tortoises have arrived at ZSL London Zoo, although they are smaller than you think. The baby Galapagos tortoises have taken up residence at the zoo. Currently only weighing 2kg, these infants are expected to grow to a massive size, measuring 400kg in weight.

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Commemorative Plaque Recipients
Commemorative Plaque Recipients
3:43 PM, September 11 2017

As part of the Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Commemorative Plaque scheme, three new influential Scots have been honoured.

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On a Wing and a Prayer
On a Wing and a Prayer
2:18 PM, September 11 2017

Manchester Cathedral has installed a Bee Cam on the roof to welcome over 300,000 resident bees as part of the ‘On a wing and a prayer’ event this Saturday gone.

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From City to Farm
From City to Farm
3:02 PM, September 6 2017

Leading UK tourism boss is set to take the reins at Willows Activity Farm, based in Hertfordshire. After a term of freelance consultancy, Nicola Ratcliffe will become Chief Executive of Willows Activity farm, following Andrew Wolfe’s retirement.

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Gulliver's Winter Sale
Gulliver's Winter Sale
2:17 PM, September 5 2017

For a limited time, until September 8th at Midnight, Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts are hosting an online super sale!

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Essex's first Caption Unit
Essex's first Caption Unit
2:06 PM, September 4 2017

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, has become the first theatre in Essex to purchase a captioning unit. Awarded with a Community Initiatives fund from Essex County Council, the £6000 grant has allowed the theatre to purchase a captioning unit. The unit provides those who are deaf or of hard hearing, with a theatre experience that describes what is happening on stage.

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Endangered Elephants - ZSL Conservation Work
Endangered Elephants - ZSL Conservation Work
2:11 PM, August 31 2017

ZSL have put together a weekend of elephant themed fun with talks, activities and so much more, all in aid of conserving the elephant population across the globe.

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Tea for Tou-can
Tea for Tou-can
2:07 PM, August 30 2017

Two toco toucan chicks are being hand reared at Paignton Zoo due to their parents failing to raise previous hatched chicks. The task of bringing up the birds falls on Nikki Watt, a bird keeper from the Devon based zoo. The charity zoo is the only collection in the UK to have hatched this species this year, and one of three who have bred the remarkable bird in 2017, in Europe.

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New Wildlife Garden opens at London Zoo
New Wildlife Garden opens at London Zoo
2:05 PM, August 23 2017

Launching this August, the newest attraction at ZSL London Zoo is officially open! 

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New Season Kick off at the National Football Museum
New Season Kick off at the National Football Museum
2:05 PM, August 21 2017

For football fanatics, four months can feel like a lifetime. But, the time is almost here, the Premier League 17/18 is upon us! With all the excitement around the event, why not get your football fix early? At the National Football Museum.

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Out of this world - Star Wars shoe collection
Out of this world - Star Wars shoe collection
2:08 PM, August 18 2017

Ever wondered what shoes from another galaxy look like? Well, you don’t have to strain your brain imagining anymore! Thanks to the Po-Zu shoe collection, launching at the Museum of Brands, in Notting Hill.

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Cinderella Cast Announcement
Cinderella Cast Announcement
2:08 PM, August 17 2017

 Whilst it’s nowhere near Christmas time yet, the excitement for the panto season is in the air. With the upcoming performance of Cinderella at the Blackpool Grand Theatre this December, you’ll be wishing for the cold weather!

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Zoo Animals steal the show
Zoo Animals steal the show
2:05 PM, August 16 2017

Life for the animals at Paignton Zoo is about to change, as they’re catapulted into fame and fortune, on National TV. The Zoo is a new children’s comedy series, featuring the voice acting talents of comedian, Hugh Dennis and a cast of comical voice actors.

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Proper paperwork puts penguins on path to Portugal
Proper paperwork puts penguins on path to Portugal
9:52 AM, August 14 2017

Torquay’s coastal zoo has sent 20 penguins to Parque Zoologico de Lagos in Portugal. It’s all in the name of species conservation, but - like anyone going overseas this summer - they all had to have their travel documents in order.

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Troll takes up residence under historic Hanging Bridge at Manchester Cathedral
Troll takes up residence under historic Hanging Bridge at Manchester Cathedral
2:13 PM, August 10 2017

Alice brings Manchester’s medieval history to life with a playful story which is both fun and educational. Alice hopes that families will be inspired to visit the landmarks featured in the book – Manchester Cathedral and the little known Hanging Bridge which dates back to 1421.

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The UK's Longest and Highest Tree-top Walkway opens at Groombridge Place in Kent
The UK's Longest and Highest Tree-top Walkway opens at Groombridge Place in Kent
9:42 AM, August 8 2017

For an unforgettable family adventure this summer, visit Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells, to discover the amazing new handcrafted Treetops Walkway which is an incredible 350m long and stands at over 20m above the forest floor. 

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