MEMBERS of Benson Garden Club grew 300 violas for a special display to mark the Armistice. The flower beds around the war memorial at the junction of Church Road and Oxford Road have been planted up with 1,900 of the red, white and blue flowering plants to look like two Union flags. The work was carried out in time for the Remembrance Sunday parade and service this weekend, which will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Nine members of the club volunteered to help after being told about the initiative by villager Richy Irwin, a warrant officer at RAF High Wycombe, in March. Chairwoman Esther Chamberlain said: “Richy came along with a design on an A4 piece of paper. “He said, ‘I’m going to do this design and I’m wondering if you can help me grow the violas?’ He was so determined to do it even though he didn’t have the expertise.” Purely … [Read more...] about 2,000 red, white and blue violas planted at memorial
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News / UK and world by Press Association May 19, 2018, 11:58 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Crowds crammed the streets of Windsor to celebrate the royal wedding. The mid-morning sun beat down on thousands of wellwishers, including some who had slept on the street overnight to bag the best spots, amid a sea of red, white and blue flags, T-shirts and bunting. Outside The Windsor Castle pub, which is along the procession route, there were women in feather boas and veils as though they were on a hen night and many others who were sporting paper crowns or fancy fascinators. A random “three cheers for the royal couple” rang out as assistant pub manager Shauna Carabini, 22, described the atmosphere as “quite infectious”. She said: “There have been people sleeping on the streets who have come from all over the world. “It is a very British kind of celebration – none of us … [Read more...] about Crowds fill streets of Windsor amid sea of red, white and blue flags
The girls in red, white and blue plaid skirts and boys in khaki pants climbed aboard the bus with their parents before it pulled away from the Red Lion Inn in Arlington, Virginia. The 46 Mississippi sixth-graders from Tupelo Christian Preparatory School were headed to the National Mall for a conservative "Christian history" tour - a theme that stands out in largely liberal, diverse Washington, even given the city's role as host to tours for practically every interest. "We are a nation founded by people who put their trust in God," said Stephen McDowell, co-founder of the Providence Foundation, the right-leaning Christian educational nonprofit group in Charlottesville that sponsors the tours. "What's our motto?" McDowell called out to the students. "In God We Trust!" they yelled back in unison. "America is exceptional," McDowell continued. "This nation was unlike any in history." The tours attempt to explain the buildings, monuments and symbols in the nation's capital through a … [Read more...] about This conservative Christian guide to the nation’s capital vows to tell you what other tours won’t
Seven days until the royal wedding and, as surely as summer follows spring, television is already losing its marbles. Hastening the country’s giddy descent into feudal, flag-waving battiness, the broadcast media is indulging in displays of royal arse-licking not seen since the court of Queenie in Blackadder II. All this and not even a bank holiday to show for it. I ask you. Conjecture is the order of the day, as evidenced in last week’s Diana to Meghan: Royal Wedding Secrets (Channel 5), the title of which promised something scurrilous but in fact yielded royal biographers Andrew Morton and Penny Junor spouting the purest slurry and designer Elizabeth Emanuel reliving the creation of Diana’s wedding dress while mournfully clutching offcuts. There was ITV’s Invitation to a Royal Wedding, in which Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham promised a wedding “unlike any we’ve seen”, all the while standing like planks outside Windsor Castle in their … [Read more...] about The royal wedding: is there too much TV coverage of Meghan and Harry’s big day?
Sheringham, a storybook seaside town on the north coast of Norfolk, looks like the version of Britain that Brexiteers were talking about when they said they wanted to “take the country back” in last summer’s referendum.Red, white, and blue bunting flutters in the light summer breeze along its quaint high street, dotted with net-curtained tearooms and amusement arcades that looked like they last had an update the first time Britain voted on its place in Europe in 1975. Only a solitary gelato stall among the several ice cream shops selling Mr Whippy hints at the UK’s modern ties with Europe, which 58.9% of the population of North Norfolk, Sheringam’s constituency, voted to sever – a considerably higher proportion than the 52% national average.The constituency has been a Liberal Democrat stronghold for over a decade, but is emblematic of a crisis that the party is facing across the country. Leader Tim Farron hopes to gain seats in the general election … [Read more...] about This Is What It’s Like To Try To Win An Election When Voters Say They Don’t Like Your Party’s Key Policy