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Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

The search is on for a Platinum Pudding that can be served at this year's Jubilee celebrations, with Dame Mary Berry among the competition judges.


It's Quizmas! Did you keep up with all the music news from 2021?

It's Quizmas! Did you keep up with all the music news from 2021?

It's Quizmas! Did you keep up with all the music news from 2021?

In this quiz, we're testing how much you were paying attention to music news in 2021.


'All hail the dancing demon of strategic planning, waste disposal and libraries'

'All hail the dancing demon of strategic planning, waste disposal and libraries'

'All hail the dancing demon of strategic planning, waste disposal and libraries'

Symbols of civic honour have brought a few giggles after an Amercian graphic designer shared his honest - and rather humorous - observations.


New £5 coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

New £5 coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

New £5 coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

At the start of Diwali celebrations, the Treasury has unveiled a new £5 coin to mark the life of Indian independence campaigner Gandhi.


The Rutland holidaymaker who's been hooked on Yarmouth for 75 years

The Rutland holidaymaker who's been hooked on Yarmouth for 75 years

The Rutland holidaymaker who's been hooked on Yarmouth for 75 years

George Bennett has holidayed in Great Yarmouth every year since first toddling on the Norfolk sands in 1946 as a four-year-old.


An early morning trek up Kilimanjaro

An early morning trek up Kilimanjaro

An early morning trek up Kilimanjaro

Rutland columnist Allan Grey describes journey up Kilimanjaro.


How to bag yourself some bank holiday sun

How to bag yourself some bank holiday sun

How to bag yourself some bank holiday sun

A sunflower named Dave is set to be the star attraction when 40,000 flowers go on sale this weekend.


Prowling big cat is caught on camera near village homes

Prowling big cat is caught on camera near village homes

Prowling big cat is caught on camera near village homes

A big cat has been captured on camera prowling across farmland close to homes.


Cool off with World Ice Cream Day today

Cool off with World Ice Cream Day today

Cool off with World Ice Cream Day today

From the nation's favourite ice cream to the world's smallest parlour - we take a look at ways to celebrate today's World Ice Cream Day.


Emergency sirens to sound on phones today

Emergency sirens to sound on phones today

Emergency sirens to sound on phones today

Alerts which trigger siren-like sounds on mobile phones and tablets are being tested across the UK today.


Escape game is used in proposal

Escape game is used in proposal

Escape game is used in proposal

An escape room fan enlisted a game creator to help him pop the question to his girlfriend.


Against the odds: three next-door neighbours share birthday with the Queen

Against the odds: three next-door neighbours share birthday with the Queen

Against the odds: three next-door neighbours share birthday with the Queen

'Birthday girls’ Lena Brown, Alison Couzens and Millie Reho enjoy a many-million-to-one coincidence.


'Rude street names increase property value by £40,000'

'Rude street names increase property value by £40,000'

'Rude street names increase property value by £40,000'

Homes on streets with rude names in the Stamford and Rutland area could be worth £40,000 more simply because of the snigger-inducing address.


This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

History will be made when SpaceX Falcon 9 is launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, this is how to watch.


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