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In this month's Britain Calling, discover the plethora of events, anniversaries, shows and attractions that 2017 has to offer, in our What's new in Britain 2017. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the harry book series, or meander around the RHS Flower show in Chatsworth. We have an exciting year ahead!

Christmas is speedily approaching and our Family Fun at Christmas story will help you explore the festive fun around Britain. Join in the festivities at Edinburgh's Christmas festivals or meet Dancer, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen at Staffordshire's Reindeer park.

In time for the new year, comes our latest Accommodation Update, enjoy 2017 in style with new and upcoming openings, newly refurbished and expansions. Pamper yourself in the abundance of new spas, such as the luxury Langdale Spa in the Lake District.

Indulge in all things food! Treat yourself to the TASTE of Britain, include your little chefs at Le Petit Chef with a cooking masterclass for young guests. Try trendy street food with a side order of Culture at the Newly opened Flat Iron Square; Douro's Portuguese tapas, innovative Savage Salads, with a blend of music, shopping, entertainment and more.

It's time to celebrate all things Cultural. Our latest edition of the Culture is Great Guide immerses you into the best #OMGB experiences, in all of Britain's hotspots. Step into the arts outside and in, admire the sheer size of The Kelpes or gaze at the exciting modern art spaces at the Saatchi Gallery. Spoil yourself with a trip to the theatre where a world of mystery awaits you, titles such as Finding Neverland, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and many more will have you awe struck.

Remember to share your Amazing Moments in Britain with us too using #OMGB.

Culture is GREAT - a guide for international media

Welcome to the fourth edition of VisitBritain's Culture is GREAT guide for international media, packed with lots of new story ideas and information designed to inspire you to explore and write about Britain's rich culture and cultural offerings.

Highlights include a guide to 'Being British,' which explores how visitors can experience culture in Britain and fit in with locals, as well as a selection of experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family, from grandparents to children.

Read more here.

What's new in Britain in 2017

2017 is packed with exciting events, anniversaries, new attractions and key dates, making Britain a top destination to visit next year! From the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh Festivals and The Natural History Museum's new Blue Whale display to Hull's City of Culture 2017 and hot new hotel openings. For media, this means lots of fantastic story ideas to keep you coming back to Britain.

Find out more here.

New Accommodation Update out now

Take a look at the latest quarterly Accommodation Update.

Highlights in this issue include Shoreditch's new Courthouse Hotel - complete with indoor swimming pool, subterranean bowling alley and cinema - and Dakota Deluxe, Glasgow's stylish new boutique hotel. You can now even stay in an old Routemaster bus complete with hot tub in County Durham, or indulge in the luxury Langdale Spa in the Lake District.

To find out the newest openings and refurbishments across Britain, click here.

New Taste newsletter out now

This edition of TASTE brings you VisitBritain's latest round-up of new restaurant openings and foodie news from across the country, including London's love affair with Latino cuisine, dog-friendly ice cream in Wales, and a new food festival in the Scottish Highlands.

To get your taste buds tingling and to read more, click here.

Family Fun at Christmas

Christmas lights, bustling markets and winter illuminations - Britain is full of festive fun for the whole family. Grab your little elves, don your Santa hat, and discover a host of Christmas crackers.

To found out more about Festive Family Fun in Britain, click here

Adventure Travel 

Entertainment News

REBECCA “DAWGGONE" DAVIS” Weight of the World

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WENDY MOTEN I’ve Got You Covered

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Smooth Jazz Music Legend “Dr. Dave” Releases An Homage To The Tonight Show

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Singer/Songwriter Darrell Kelley Talks Music and Social Relevance

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How to Create a Melody on the Piano

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MUSIC SENSATION WILLIE J RELEASES NEW SINGLE TO AID CORONA RELIEF

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Expert Advice: Indie Record Producing and Engineering

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Weight of The World

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DARRELL KELLEY “The Coronavirus”

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Metropolitan Business News

New Research Highlights Opportunities for Sports Betting

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How to make overseas transfers easier?

Mainstream banks can charge as much as $20 just to process a basic international money transfer. Fortunately, today people are not doomed to handling personal finances only through mainstream gl...

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The flourishing international market of fragrance and perfume

There is something special and unique about the art of fragrance. This is a big world and there are quite literally a lot of smells around at any given time. In fact, as one of the five human senses i...

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Impact of good marketing on sales

Sales and marketing are brothers as they go hand and in hand. The job of both of these departments is to generate revenue so that an organization can make money. A company that does not generate rev...

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7 effective tips for increasing sales in retail

It seems that retailers have drawn a difficult lot in the 21st century: competition from online retail is growing steadily. After all, Internet retailers can sell your products at significantly lowe...

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10 Reasons to Use Labels

People cannot stop biting their nails, considering the messy condition of their homes. You open your kitchen drawer to grab some utensils, but instead, you take a glance at toys lying inside that dr...

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Holiday & Travel

5 COOL GADGETS TO CARRY FOR A SAFE TRIP

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New Baggage Regulations to Help Aussie Parents Travel with Infants

Travelling around the globe has never been easy, especially when infants tag along for the trip. One of the main issues that parents often have to deal with is the need to bring extra items on the trip, without going over the allowed baggage weight...

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Maya Beach Opens to Tourists

Despite recent reports that Southern Thailand's famous Maya Beach will close for three months this year, in fact no decision to this effect has been made by Thai authorities. Phi Phi National Park Office confirmed yesterday to the Tourism Authorit...

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SKYN LAUNCHES GUIDE TO THE BEST PLACES TO GET INTIMATE

SKYN®, Australia’s best-selling condom*, today launches its very first SKYN® Places of Intimacy Guide.   Curated in partnership with GQ Magazine and Conde Nast, the Guide features 30 luxury boutique hotels and reviews from 10 couples spanning acr...

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Under the Stars with Grand American Adventures

Small group adventure specialist Grand American Adventures offers a comprehensive range of thrilling tours across the Americas, but what really sets their tours apart is the unique accommodation included. Carefully selected overnight locations ta...

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Tips to Help You Backpack like a Champion!

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Five Questions to Ask Before Buying an RV

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How to Sell Your Used RV

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Britain Calling

In this month's Britain Calling, discover the plethora of events, anniversaries, shows and attractions that 2017 has to offer, in our What's new in Britain 2017. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the harry book series, or meander around the RHS Flo...

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AccorHotels Wins Accolade for Sustainable Development

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Hills on Governors Island

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