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New Newmarket Tours for 2016

2016 looks to be a great year for coach holidays, with coach operator Newmarket Holidays welcoming lots of new tours into their tour programme. We’ve selected some of our favourites to tell you a bit more about – enjoy! Blackpool Illuminations and Tower Ballroom Tea Dance See the greatest light show on earth, the amazing Blackpool Illuminations on a trip to wonderful Blackpool in 2016. The new tour priced from only £179pp includes a visit to the ‘Last of the Summer Wine Country’, a stop at Peak District favourite Buxton and a chance to step inside the wonderful Blackpool Tower […]

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Christmas Gifts for Her

It’s scary how quickly Christmas comes around each year and with only 38 days to go until the big day we thought we’d suggest some ideas for what to get the woman in your life. Forget the old clichés of perfume, jewellery and clothes – how about a trip somewhere far more exciting. London International Horse Show The annual London International Horse Show always proves to be a hit each year with a spectacular display of dressage, carriage riding, show jumping and much more. Not only is there lots to watch, there is also a great selection of market stalls […]

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Grand Prix

It All Happens at the Brazilian Grand Prix

This weekend sees Formula 1 return to Brazil for a weekend of adrenaline fuelled racing. With Lewis Hamilton already been crowned World Champion, but Nico Rosberg winning in Mexico, the Brit is sure to want to show who the Primary Mercedes Driver is. We thought we’d find out a little more about the famous Brazilian Grand Prix, a fixture that has often been a decider for many Championship titles. The first Brazilian Grand Prix was on 11th February 1973, the race consisted of 40 laps of the Interlagos circuit. The race was won by Emerson Fittipaldi for the Lotus-Cosworth team, […]

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Fireworks

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. Each year Bonfire Night comes around with spectacular firework displays up and down the Country. We thought we’d examine some of the most popular displays around the country which you and your family can visit. The tradition of Bonfire Night originated when Guy Fawkes attempted his famous Gunpowder Plot in November 1605. Unhappy with the King James I Fawkes and his team planned to blow up the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of Parliament. They managed to smuggle 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellar – which had […]

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Blackpool Illuminations

Fabulous Fireworks & Illuminations

With the nights slowly drawing in, Firework and Illuminations season will soon be upon us. With plenty of coach holidays and coach trips to events across the UK and even Europe we thought we’d find out a bit more about what makes these events so spectacular. Blackpool Illuminations An annual favourite for all the family the Blackpool Illuminations promises to impress visitors to the wonderful seaside year in year out. Running from September to November each year, millions flock to see a wonderful display of lights each year. The display stretches for over six miles between Bispham and Starr Gate […]

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Lancaster Bomber

Battle of Britain – 75th Anniversary

The skies will be filled with the sound of the Spitfire engines on 15th September 2015 to mark the 75th Anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Britain. An estimated 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims from the UK, USA and Europe will come together at the Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex to take part in a historic flypast. The routes will take them across many points in the South of England and will be the biggest collection of Battle of Britain aircraft flying together at any time since World War II. Wing Commander Tom Neil (Battle of Britain Hurricane […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 Celebrities Announced!

It’s official! We now have our full 2015 Strictly Come Dancing line up ready for the launch in September. Here’s a quick breakdown of who will be dancing this year: The first celebrity to be announced was Radio Two host Jeremy Vine, who has said he is looking forward to embarrassing his family in the process – let’s just hope he’s better than last year’s contestant Judy Murray! The second celebrity to be confirmed was none other than Ainsley Harriott, who has been dancing his way around TV sets of Ready Steady Cook and the likes for years. We’re a […]

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