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‘Be The Judge’ of the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Inventor bars - who wins, you decide!

Cadbury is back with one of the most delicious and hotly contested foodie competitions of the year, Cadbury Inventor – and this year they’ve raised the bar. Cadbury is asking chocolate fans to ‘Be The Judge’ of this year’s new Inventor bars and make the final verdict of which flavour remains on supermarket shelves as part of the Cadbury Dairy Milk range.

Many have watched the...

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

2021 is the year of the Staycation and Britons will be splashing £31 billion on holidaying on British shores this year

We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week, is certainly the song for this summer, as 71% of the nation is planning to take a summer holiday and 85% of these holidaymakers are holidaying on British shores. With the average Staycation costing around £769....

You Brits really don't want what we're eating, warns US charity

The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards here despite the public's wishes.

As US farm animal welfare expert Lauri Torgerson delivers a stark message to UK consumers that failure to protect our hard-won farm animal welfare improvements will risk products...

National competition opens to find UK’s best beach hut for life

Life’s a Beach Hut: A brand new competition celebrating the UK’s iconic and much-loved coastline Beach Huts has been launched by Ipswich-based insurance specialist firm, Ryan’s Insurance - with over £600 of prizes up for grabs.

In collaboration with Millie’s Beach Huts, the inaugural competition is calling on the UK’s 20,000-plus beach hut owners to come together and compete to...

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Exeter Airport announces Exeter-Belfast City Airport route

Exeter Airport is to see the introduction of a service to Belfast City Airport from 28 August 2020 it was announced today.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.

The airline will operate up to 4 weekly return flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport this autumn with fares starting from £34.99 one...

Doh! Homer’s keepers are seeing double…

Keepers at Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, had to do a double-take recently when they discovered that European common lobster Homer had moulted for the first time in two years.

Aquarist Sam Worthington was particularly pleased, as it was the first time he’d moulted in her time at the charity zoo: “This exoskeleton is almost perfect - right down to the antennae and the eyes....

Zoo keepers get fish to clean their own aquarium

Ingenious aquarists at Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, have trained strange fish to help clean their tank of a naturally-occurring pest.

Filefish, or leatherjackets, have been introduced into the charity zoo’s large stingray tank to help control an invasive anemone.

Aquarist Tom Fielding: “Aiptasia is a common temperate and tropical sea anemone. It comes in...

Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile,...

How the face of the nation has changed in a decade

The National Geographic Database of Great Britain, maintained by Ordnance Survey (OS), is the largest of its kind in the world.

Behind the paper maps we all know, there is a single giant digital master map of Great Britain.

During the past decade it has grown to contain more than 500 million unique geographic features. Since January 1st 2010 OS has made 360 million updates...

Childcare is more expensive than a University Degree

The Government has released its Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents 2019, reporting a rise in the number of families that found it “difficult” or “very difficult” to meet their childcare costs. In conjunction with this survey, new researchledbychildcareplatform, Y​oopies UK​, reveals that the UK ranks int he top three most expensive countries for childcare in Europe, surpassing the...

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