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On this day:
Six Month Frost Begins - 1076, First Known Performance of Othello - 1604, The Tempest First Performed - 1611, Premium Bonds go on Sale - 1956, Channel 4 transmits for 1st time - 1982, BSE identified in UK - 1986 - More dates from British history

Born today:
Matthew Hale - 1609, Spencer Perceval - 1762, Benjamin Guinness - 1798, Walter Gaskell - 1847, Roger Quilter - 1877, L S Lowry - 1887, Fenner Brockway - 1888, Naomi Mitchison - 1897, William Mathias - 1934, Sharron Davies - 1962, Jeremy Hunt - 1966

Died today:
John Rastrick - 1856, John Lindley - 1865, Will Spens - 1962, James Hanson - 2004

Brit Quote: Dunblane Cathedral - I know not of anything so perfect in its simplicity - John Ruskin

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October 2014: Autumn in the Southern Chilterns

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Hero of the hour - 25/8/14
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Hollies Hotel
Hollies Hotel
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Cambridgeshire: East of England Christmas Festival Kent: Crafts for Christmas Oxfordshire: Traditional Christmas Fair Fife: St Andrews Food & Drink Festival Suffolk: Advent Wreath Making Workshop Kent: Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular Dorset: Bridport Literary Festival, More events

Luxury Breaks

Luxury Breaks

We have picked the highest rated, the most beautiful, world renowned truly great British Hotels to rest your weary heads and completely relax We have more than 7,000 hotels around the country with 1,000 specially recommended More...

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Bargain breaks

Bargain Breaks

Highly rated and unusual B&Bs adorn these pages from farmhouses to mansions, private homes to chocolate box character cottages, Guest houses to small hotels - these inexpensive gems are definitely those that can be hard to find on the world wide web.

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Pints, food & rooms

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Places we like

Places we like

Bits of Britain that we really go for. As well as the famous spots, there are other places like Hertford (for the castle & the bustle), Durham and Ely (for the cathedrals), North Cornish Coast (for the rough seas) Heart of Devon (for the lush green fields) West Norfolk (for the wide sandy beaches) and Taunton (for the cider). More British destinations

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