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Monthly Archives: September 2014

The potential of solar power

Solar power has the potential to become the biggest source of energy by 2050, beating fossil fuels, nuclear energy and other renewable sources, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).  The agency’s ‘Roadmap Report’ warns that this opportunity, and the benefits that come with it,…

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Friends: The one that changed comedy?

It has been exactly 20 years since the TV series Friends was first aired and the oddly attractive familiarity of the show seems to hold a dominant place in popular memory.  For example, mention any of the actors’ names and Friends will probably be the first thing…

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Your house and mine on the new Minecraft map

If you haven’t heard of the computer game Minecraft yet, well, you must have been living in an alternative world to mine.

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Are lessons in cooking and finance key to a healthy, wealthy young generation?

Shakespeare and Latin are being brought more…

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Happy Huntrodds Day

September the 19th is Huntrodds Day, a celebration of coincidence and of a husband and wife who were both born on September the 19th 1600, married on that day and then died on the same day in 1680 within five hours of each other.

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A War Horse Rewarded

Warrior, the resilient and heroic horse that served in the First World War and inspired the movie “War Horse”, has been awarded the highest medal for animal bravery. The story of Warrior has thrilled and inspired people around the world for over half a century culminating in the Spielberg film and finally the award ceremony on September 2nd, 2014.

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A-levels are a “mini Christmas” for laptop sellers

Laptop sales swell by more than 50% in the two weeks after A-level results are published as parents get their children ready for university, according to data from PC World and Curries.

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Scarborough Rock and North Sea Rollers

British seaside towns have been voted the favourite national get-away by a range of holidaying Brits. Any number of the pretty destinations come to mind, from Brighton to Barry, but Scarborough in Yorkshire was considered the ideal place for a seaside sortie in the roaring twenties and after years of changes it still retains plenty of charm.

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