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A giant set of optical illusions has opened to the public at the Bristol Botanical Gardens. The art installations were created by Luke Jerram, who said he was inspired by his own colour-blindness and time working with researchers at the Bristol Eye Hospital. Mr Jerram, who has also created a giant moon balloon , said he was "fascinated by the processes of visual perception". The Impossible Garden will stay open to the public until November. Mr Jerram has b...
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Government borrowing in the April-to-June period fell to its lowest level since 2007, official figures show. Borrowing for the financial year so far has reached £16.8bn, £5.4bn less than in the same period in 2017, the Office for National Statistics said. June's borrowing figure fell to £5.4bn, which was down from £6.2bn a year ago but was slightly larger than expected. Analysts said borrowing was falling faster than predictions had indicated, pointing to...
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A London court will consider later today if Uber is "fit and proper" to hold an operator licence in the capital. The taxi app company will make its case at Westminster Magistrates' Court in a hearing expected to last several days  - writes bbc.com Last September, Transport for London refused to renew Uber's licence on grounds of public safety and security. Uber said it has since made significant changes, such as improving procedures for reporting criminal...
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The English novel is, of course, the classic of world literature. We are all familiar with Hamlet, Hercule Poirot and Jane Austen, but apart from the known and recognizable masterpieces, there are many worthy works that were written by British authors in the period from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. In modern works there is a style, themes and characters close to us, and at the same time there is a purely English charm that s...
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What could be better than a fun family day in a theme park? Great Britain boasts of a large number of spectacular rides. Among them there are extreme, quickening the blood in the bravest ones, and quite simple, which bring an incredible portion of pleasure to the smallest visitors. So, what can the year 2018 offer us? We will review the UK's largest theme parks, new slides and attractions that began their work this year. 1. Alton Towers After a few months...
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According to the results of the inspection of the independent international commission, 65 beaches in England received Blue Flag certificates and 125 more - the national Seaside Award. The coast of Dorset county is recognized by the international inspection as the most prosperous place for recreation this year - eight beaches at once received a high mark of Blue Flag. The southwest of England is distinguished for its cleanest beaches: from the western poin...
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Are you going to relax and admire the beauties of Great Britain? You just need to decide where you want to go. London, undoubtedly, is a unique place. It is ready to grab your attention for a few days or even weeks. But the capital is not the whole country. Especially when it comes to Britain. One of the most powerful tools that allow exchanging information is social networks. And Instagram among them takes a leading position. That is why information about...
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Beach holiday is the most popular. Everyone finds something in it for himself. For some, the beauty of the surrounding nature is important, others appreciate solitude and tranquility, and for some, the main thing is that at nightfall the life pumps on the beach and there is a lot of entertainment. Britain is a country-island, therefore there was never a beach issue here. But which of the beaches are best is a separate conversation. According to the latest...
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The Play:Across the Pond: The British Invasion, starring Leisa Way and The Lonely Hearts Club Band, presented by Port Stanley Festival Theatre. The Show:This musical revue created by Way presents the songs and the stories behind them that led to what’s known as the British Invasion of rock’n’ roll in North America in the 1960s and 1970s featuring the songs of bands including The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, the Beatles and Rolling Stones and singers including...
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10 days before the royal wedding, a wax figure of fiancée of Prince Harry, American actress Meghan Markle, appeared in London Madame Tussauds Museum. A wax copy of the fiancee of Prince Harry is dressed in a green dress that was on the actress when it was announced about her engagement with Prince Harry. In addition, on her left hand there is an engagement ring, which is a copy of the jewel given to her by the fiance. Near the bride, a wax figure of Harry...