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<p>Winston Churchill's place of inspiration and rest is now in the hands of the National Trust</p>

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1. Chartwell, Kent

Adult: £6.50, child: £3.20, nationaltrust.org.uk

Winston Churchill's place of inspiration and rest is now in the hands of the National Trust

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With moments of silence and prayers, Japan today was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter of a century.

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It's all thanks to the warm sea air of the Gulf Stream, says Emma Townshend.

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