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Honorary Brit takes the day's main spoils as the AAM Cowes Week continues
Cup is one of the top two trophies in the AAM Cowes Week
Sailing festival is gets underway with strong breezes catching many out
Imagine yourself on a weekend away at a British country-house hotel, and thoughts of afternoon tea on the terrace and reading the papers over a full English breakfast may well spring to mind. But those traditions have now been supplemented by some of the most modern cooking happening anywhere in the country.
From tears and sorrow on Friday to smiles and triumph on Saturday, Ben Ainslie set a searing sub three hours new record in the Round the Island Race in tribute to his old friend and fellow Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.
A £27 million museum for Henry VIII’s flagship, the ‘Mary Rose’, will be opened later in Portsmouth, reuniting the ship with thousands of its artefacts after they were salvaged 30 years ago.
Lib Dem leader hardens party's commitment to giving public a say
Minister sets out scheme for UK’s biggest prison despite warnings that concept is discredited
Bestival organisers are to hold a benefit concert in honour of those killed and injured in a bus crash as they returned from the Isle of Wight music festival last year.
Anniversary celebrations continue until autumn in East Anglia to mark the birth of composer Benjamin Britten on 22 November 1913 (britten aldeburgh.co.uk).
When, on 4 September 1955, Kenneth Kendall became the first newscaster to appear on a British television screen in the flesh, it was the culmination of years of debate at the BBC – at first over whether it was right to broadcast news on television at all, and then whether images of any kind might distort the message.
When Glastonbury decided to take a year off in 2012, it must have seemed like a golden opportunity to the organisers of the Isle of Wight festival to temporarily take its place as the first big event of the summer music season.
Hundreds of revellers have been forced to sleep in their cars after traffic became gridlocked when the Isle of Wight Festival site turned into a mudbath caused by heavy rains.
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Many know about the death by drowning of WS Gilbert; others are aware that in 1933 Ernest Hemingway, incensed by a review, trashed the Paris bookshop in which he read it. Few could point to these incidents' one degree of separation. Such surprises regularly punctuate the soberly engrossing chronicle which Robert Fraser has created around the life of a poet whose modest fame has burned steadily, almost brightly, since his Thirties emergence as a teenage prodigy.