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England has a host of places to visit, from the well known attractions of London to the hidden gems of Shropshire...

BBC Radio 4 star
BBC Radio 4 is an English institution. It is unusual in broadcasting programmes that rely on the spoken word rather than music. Whilst some programmes come and go, there are parts of the schedule that have iconic status and are deeply rooted in English culture.

Born in Bristol star
Bristol is a city rich in culture and learning. It has given birth to a huge diversity of talent. This article explores Bristol bred successes from actor Cary Grant to Paul Dirac, physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize.

British Honours star
At the start of each year and on her official birthday in June the Queen awards honours to people who have made outstanding contributions to their country, continuing an ancient tradition which has been performed by the monarch for hundreds of years.

Dick Whittington star
Dick Whittington is the story of a young man who heads to London to find his fortune in a city where he believes the streets are paved with gold. Richard Whittington was one of London's mayors, but he was not poor and was not known to have a cat - the animal who brought Dick fame and fortune.

Dr Who - Hartnell to Pertwee star
Dr Who - an iconic English TV series - has survived generations of viewers and regenerations of Doctors. The first three doctors helped lay the bedrock of stories to come...

Easter Traditions in England star
England has some ancient traditions that are still honoured at Easter including the monarch's giving on Maundy Thursday, pace egg rolling and pace egg plays.

English Cathedrals star
England's architectural heritage is magnificently displayed in cathedrals which are some of the largest and finest buildings in the land. They are also deeply entwined in the history of a country which has both worshipped and reviled such monuments to the church.

English Queens and Kings - Films star
There have been some wonderful films about English kings and queens, starring many of Britain’s top actors and actresses. I have selected a few films which I feel showcase both English acting talent and pivotal points in the history of the monarchy; between them they have won a galaxy of awards.

English Weather star
It is believed that the British have an obsession with weather – no surprise in England where sunshine and floods can coexist in a day.

Fast Facts About England star
Some fast facts about England including location, flag, national anthem, patron saint and monarchy.

Hay Fever Tips star
Hay fever is a common problem in England throughout the spring and summer months. Whilst sometimes identified easily in children it can also develop later in life. This article offers a few tips for combatting hay fever symptoms.

King Arthur - Stories star
The story of Arthur – a warrior king of ancient Britain - has been told in story, poetry and song. It has been adapted for television and film. It has been investigated by historians, archaeologists, mythologists and religious seekers.

Making Sense of British Currency star
Not sure how to make heads or tails of British currency? Here´s a brief tutorial on British money, past and present.

Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee star
Having spent sixty years on the throne Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. An extra Bank Holiday to celebrate the Jubilee on 5 June is one of many ways the British people are marking this auspicious occasion.

Roman Roads star
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.

Snow in England star
Snowfall in England is a rare occurrence, and even with preparation the country can grind to a halt. Schools close, public transport services are suspeneded, roads are impassable and many, many adults unable to get to work enjoy a day off in the snow...

Summer In England star
Summer in England is usually a mix of sunshine and showers. We seldom get long periods of sunshine and when we do the country is not equipped to cope well with a heatwave.

The British Museum star
The British Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world. Based in Great Russell Street near Russell Square it hosts a treasure trove of collections covering subjects from Ancient Egypt to The Enlightenment. Should you ever get the chance to visit, go for it!

The Cerne Abbas Giant star
A massive 180 foot high chalk figure, carved into a Dorset hillside, the Cerne Abbas Giant is said to promote fertility. His origins are lost in time, though many theories abound as to his true origins...

The Royal Wedding William and Kate star
29 April 2011 saw the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William in great pageantry and splendour - a fitting tribute to our future king and queen.

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