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Keep up to date with all the latest news at some of the UK's top attractions.

Tuesday 11th July 2017
The bright new Kingfisher Kitchen has an exciting new menu, comfy seating and colourful décor. 
 
Whether you’re just popping in to grab a coffee and tasty snack to go, or want to linger over a delicious meal with a glass of wine, we’ve got something from our new menu to suit everyone’s taste. 
 
Serving early bird breakfasts, wood fired pizzas, charcuterie boards, hearty soups, jacket popatoes and more. For your little ones they have a range including pizza, pasta and hotdogs. 
 
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Friday 7th July 2017
Courageous teenager Leo Burbidge successfully completed his Mega Mile Challenge at Blenheim Palace at the weekend.
 
Leo, who lives in Woodstock and has cerebral palsy, took on the challenge of walking a mile-long course around the World Heritage Site to raise money for a new minibus for his school.
 
More than 150 friends, family and supporters came out to cheer Leo on and helped raise more than £1,650 on the day. This figure was matched by Blenheim Palace bringing the total figure to in excess of £3,300.
 
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Thursday 6th July 2017

Last night, The National Heritage Centre, which had been one of five finalists in the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, lost out to The Hepworth Wakefield at a special award dinner at the British Museum in London. Despite not winning Chris Garibaldi, Director of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art said;

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Thursday 29th June 2017
The CEO of Blenheim Palace has unveiled a hugely ambitious 10-year development programme which will revolutionise virtually every aspect of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site.
 
The programme, which is being led by CEO Dominic Hare, includes tripling the Estate’s contribution to the local economy, housing 300 families in high quality affordable housing, completing a £40m restoration programme and becoming a net generator of green energy over the next 10 years.
 
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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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