Category Archives: World News

News from around the world but mainly from English speaking countries

Stonehenge researchers ‘may have found largest Neolithic site’

If you like archaeology or if you visited Stonehenge and fell in love with the place, you will love this:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-34156673

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Remains of the Spanish Armada found in Ireland

An interesting article about the discovery of the remains belonging to “La Juliana” vessel, one of the ships in the Spanish Armada.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/ancient-cannon-spanish-armada-fished-5902587?pageNumber=2

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day. And this year has an added significance as it is the centenary of the outbreak of the first World War. But what is Remembrance Day?

Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts. 

11 November is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. This year takes on added significance as it is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In many parts of the world, people observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 11 November. There is a special silence in Trafalgar Square led by The Royal British Legion.

Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Remembrance Sunday sees special events and services relating to remembrance. Remembrance Sunday is on 9 November in 2014.

On Remembrance Sunday, there’ll be a Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall. The Cenotaph ceremony is organised annually by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with The Royal British Legion coordinating the March Past.

There’ll also be various concerts, church services and events in London on and around this date to mark Remembrance Day.”

(Source: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/7152413-remembrance-in-london)

On the following link you can see Remembrance Day in pictures from last Sunday 9th November:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2014/nov/09/remembrance-sunday-in-pictures

Manhattanhenge

On the 12 July the Manhattanhenge phenomenon took place again. You can read about this here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14150550

 

7 things you never knew about the Vikings

The biggest Viking exhibition at the British Museum in 30 years can be found from 6th March to 22nd June 2014 and it reveals treasures and secrets of the Vikings as never before.

On the link below you can read about some remarkable facts that you probably didn’t know about the Vikings:http://www.visitbritainsuperblog.com/2014/03/7-things-you-never-knew-about-the-vikings/

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British Royal Family

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Little Prince George was christened last 23rd of October. If are keen on these events, here you are a link to the news and pics of the event: The Royals 

And why not, have a look at this link about the British Royal Family History of Christenings: The Royal Post

Manchester Museum time-lapse ‘shows Egyptian statue move’

Do you believe in spirits? An interesting and quite a spooky piece of news from Manchester museum…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23029507