Premier League History

The top tier of English football is now in its 28th season. Contested by 20 teams, the Premier League was formed in 1992, after a period of dissatisfaction with the state of English football. It features English and Welsh clubs, making it a cross-border challenge. The league is one...
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Gym 2019

As a New Year beckons, it’s that time again where many of us turn to making resolutions. Although your list of goals for the year ahead can include anything specific to your circumstances, a large proportion of people make losing weight their New Year’s resolution priority.   Getting fit...
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Blades of Glory

Comedy film, Blades of Glory, is the tale of two American figure skaters who create a pairs skating partnership with a difference – as they’re both men. The story charts their attempt to win the World Winter Sport Games in 2006, when the two sworn enemies strike a fragile...
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Dad’s Army: Don’t Panic!

Losing none of its spark since it was first screened by the BBC in 1968, the Dad’s Army scripts never grow tired. Meet the gang! Dad’s Army originally ran for nine series, comprising 80 episodes that were shown between 1968 and 1977. Its familiar theme tune, ‘Who do you...
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Helen Mirren: Prime Suspect

British actress Helen Mirren’s role as no-nonsense police detective Jane Tennison in the hard-hitting drama, Prime Suspect, has been described as one of television’s most significant characters ever. The iconic actress played Detective Chief Inspector Tennison in the ITV drama for seven series, starting in 1991. She won the...
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The FA Cup Final

Let’s start with the history of the FA, which is English football’s governing body. Formed in 1863, the football game that we have all come to know and love dates from that time. London solicitor, Ebenezer Morley, formed Barnes FC in 1862 and he could be considered as the...
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Davy Jones’ Locker

The words “Davy Jones’ Locker” instilled fear into seafarers for centuries, as they described the sea bed – where sailors met their doom following a shipwreck. The phrase is still used as a euphemism for drowning. There are several stories describing where and how the phrase originated, with one...
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Pieces of Eight!

When auctioneers sold off an old storage locker for $1,000, little did they know it contained a rare haul of 200-year-old pirate treasure valued at $500,000! American Auctioneers’ co-owners Dan and Laura Dotson present the television reality show, Storage Wars. They described the box of coins (known as doubloons...
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