Introduction to Horse Racing in the UK

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Did you know that horse racing is the second largest spectator sport in Great Britain? Maybe this isn’t too surprising shouldn’t come as a surprise if one learns that the history of horse racing in Great Britain goes back many centuries, all the way back to the ancient Romans.

horse-racing-trackToday, spectacular horse racing events, such as the Cheltenham Festival or the Royal Ascot drama those of the spectators and generate more than £3.7 billion in revenue for the nation.

As far as Great Britain’s betting industry, gambling on horses is the most popular area in Britain’s betting industry. As long as horse racing existed in Britain, both, horse racing and gambling had been closely related.

Today, the betting industry is one of the most important funders of UK horse racing.

Two Major Types of Horse Racing in UK

There are two types of horse racing in Great Britain today. One is flat racing which takes place on tracks without obstacles the other is National Hunt racing where horses jump hurdles or fences.

They governing body for horse racing in Great Britain is the British Horseracing Authority, with a few exceptions such as Arabian racing or British Harness Racing that are governed by the Arabian Racing Organisation.

If you want to learn more about the history of horse racing in Great Britain I recommend that you visit the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Cornwall Still the U.K.’s Most Popular Holiday Spot

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For the seventh year in a row, Cornwall is Britain’s number one holiday destination

Cornwall the Best UK Holiday Destination award this past Wednesday at the British travel awards 2015 gala which had been held at London’s Battersea Evolution.

The chief executive of Visit Cornwall, Malcolm Bell graduated the county in an interview to the press: “Well done Cornwall”, he said. “To be named destinations favourite holiday destination for seven years is a truly incredible achievement.”

He added that each every person that involved in tourism in Cornwall should be proud of this award since according to his words it represents strength our product, brand and future and is a powerful message for the world.

However, this is not the only award Cornwall brought home this past week. The county made an impressive triple gold winner by also winning the Best UK Leisure Attraction for the fifth year along with the Best UK Coastal Resort award.
What about this year’s awards ceremony at

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50% Of Pubs in the UK Don’t Comply With Fire Safety Regulations

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Fire Risk AssessmentA shocking large number of pubs in the United Kingdom has found to be severely lacking when it comes to fire safety.

New research has shown that only about 52% of the more than 8000 pubs in the nation were compliant after being tested by fire and rescue authorities.

Many of the premises tested for fire safety all through the UK are lacking when it comes to fire risk assessment or emergency routes and exits.

In the United Kingdom, complying to fire safety standards is a requirement that ultimately defines how many people a premise can accommodate.

The director of Middlesborough fire protection and member of the National Fire Risk Assessor Council, Harry Wilmot, is urging pubs to update their fire safety. In a public statement he said that inadequate or even entirely absent risk assessments are the most common reason for non-compliance. Bar and club owners in the UK could increase their customer numbers if they update their fire assessments.

He underlined that proper fire risk assessment is not only a legal requirement in the United Kingdom but can have a positive effect on how a business operates.

For further reading on fire safety, fire alarms in Exeter can be a helpful source of information.


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Health Benefits of Magnetic Bracelets And Power Bands

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magnet-therapyMore and more people today are getting wary of mainstream science and medicine.

Quite often, side effects and other problems come with conventional drugs and medical therapies.

People today want to be healthy without chemical drugs and it’s good to see that alternative medicine enjoys more popularity today than ever.

Aside from the more common fields in alternative medicine that can range from homeopathy to acupuncture on acupressure, one promising way tor remedy and prevent illnesses is magnetic therapy.

Magnetic therapy is based on the theory how magnetic fields can have a positive and healing effect on our bodies. There have been studies conducted in the past that show evidence that magnetic jewellery does in fact have a measurable relieving effect on those who are suffering from conditions like arthritis, insomnia or migraines.

The theory goes that the magnetic fields from magnetic bracelets can influence our body’s cells ability to carry oxygen. The result is faster wound healing and less pains.

Similar as with magnetic jewellery, ionic jewellery is said to provide various beneficial effects too. While those bracelets don’t work with magnets, they produce negative ions. Negative ions have shown to lift people’s mood, they can increase energy levels and focus. Since many physical ailments are often closely linked to our mental health, ionic bracelets can therefore also help with physical problems. Think about how a better sleep or being able to relax will normally also have a positive effect on our body!

What I like about those types of jewellery is of course that they can actively help to keep us healthier but then it is equally nice if you’re just looking for some stylish jewellery without having to spend a lot of money. This is also why I like to give such bracelets as gifts for various occasions.

Religion and Education in the United Kingdom

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Increasingly more families in the United Kingdom are realizing that good education is not everything. For children to grow up as responsible adults it needs more than good grades in math, chemistry or foreign languages.

kingshottschool-big-1One aspect where public schools in the UK may often be lacking is the ability to teach children a healthy morale.

Religion is another problem-child of public schooling in the United Kingdom.Those families where their faith plays a major role in their lives will often see that public schools are insufficient to teach the children according to individual beliefs and morale views.

Private schools in the United Kingdom can address those important issues much better than public schools can. In private and independent schools, children can be taught  according to your values without the often negative influences and distractions that exist in public schools.

Not only can children in private schools learn in accordance with your beliefs. They can likewise be taught important values such as tolerance and acceptance in those independent schools which are not tending to a particular faith but instead make it a priority that children of different faiths and social backgrounds can grow up together in the best way possible.

Good grades are not enough if you want your child to grow up mature and responsible. With private schools Hertfordshire you will not only give your children the best education they can get today, you will likewise make sure that many other values that are so important for a child that grows up are not neglected.

At Prep Schools Hertfordshire you can get more information on independent private schools in the United Kingdom


Social Media Intensifies Global Wave Of Religious Persecution

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According to an article at The Telegraph, we today experience an upsurge in religious persecution which threatens to drag humanity “back to the dark ages”.
Social media sites such as Twitter and facebook are to blame for this according to former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

The rabbi said in an emotional address in the House of Lords that we can see attempts to wipe out Christianity in parts of the Middle East along with violence and murder of followers across much of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He likened those development to what he calls an “religious equivalent of ethnic cleansing”.

However, not too long ago we also witnessed  mob attacks on Jews in France and other parts of Europe, Islamist violence against other Muslims and the persecution.

The former Rabbi said that for him the fact that people today are still killing and being killed in the name of religion is not only a moral and political scandal but “the desecration of faith itself”.

What do you think? Are social media responsible for more religion intolerance and violence?

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