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Thursday 22nd June 2017
We Love London Bridge - venues and attractions pay homage to first responders with Open House Festival, Saturday 1st July
 
Twenty-three venues and attractions around London Bridge play host to an Open House Festival on Saturday 1st July in honour of London’s first responders who have seen a tough few weeks across the capital.
 
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Wednesday 21st June 2017
South American fur seal Grace has given birth at Living Coasts. She surprised animal staff by going into labour in the middle of the day on Thursday 25th May. 
 
There were some tense moments when it became clear that this was a breech birth and the pup was emerging tail first, but it was born naturally just as the zoo’s in-house vet team was preparing to intervene.
 
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Tuesday 20th June 2017

Is your dog a budding stage star? The Bristol Hippodrome are looking for local pooches to play the role of Rufus when the National Tour of Legally Blonde comes to Bristol in October.

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Tuesday 20th June 2017
A charity dinner at Blenheim Palace has raised over £50,000 for an Oxford-based children’s and young adults’ hospice.
 
Hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the VIP event featured a silent auction and live music, and tickets to the charity black tie function were £1,000 to raise vital funds for Helen & Douglas House. More than 70 people attended the Dinner. 
 
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Tuesday 6th June 2017

The Tropical Butterfly House has had an unusual guest recently… a little owl was brought in by visitor Paul Tredgett. Mr Tredgett, of Killamarsh, Sheffield, found the owl in the middle of Marsh Lane at Eckington in Sheffield. The owl remained in the middle of the road and did not move when approached, upon closer inspection the owl appeared to have an eye infection. Mr Tredgett picked up the owl so that it wouldn’t get any further injuries on the busy road, and placed him on the passenger seat of his car.

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Wednesday 24th May 2017
The Tropical Butterfly House wins Silver in the Exhibits category at the National Zoo and Aquarium Awards
 
The Tropical Butterfly House has been recognised for their work in the Exhibits category at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual awards ceremony.  
 
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Friday 12th May 2017

Pupils and staff from Springfield Special Needs School in Witney travelled to Blenheim Palace to collect a charity cheque for £1,000.

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Friday 7th April 2017
The Forbidden Forest may be strictly off-limits to Hogwarts students, as part of the Warner Bros Studio Tour you are invited to defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione deep into the grounds of the Forbidden Forest.
 
In the depths of the forest you will come face-to-face with Aragog, the Acromantula. Emerging from his dark lair, the enormous spider will appear before you along with spiderlings from his family.
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Thursday 6th April 2017
This week, the restored scarlet silks worn by jockey Jem Mason when he won the first Grand National on the aptly named Lottery in 1839, go on display for the first time at The National Horseracing Museum (one part of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art) in Newmarket.
 
The National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket acquired the historically important silks at auction. They employed a specialized textile conservator to restore them before the unveiling, the week of the 170th running of the world's most famous steeplechase.
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