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Tuesday 14th February 2017

Madame Tussauds London guests were seeing double today as the iconic London attraction unveiled the wax figure of lyrical legend will.i.am, side-by-side with the man himself.  

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Tuesday 24th January 2017
Blenheim Palace is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Emanuel will be contributing to the exciting new, ‘Passion for Fashion – 300 years of Style,’ exhibition opening on 12th February, 2017. 
 
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Tuesday 24th January 2017
The National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket is set to receive two special four legged guests in January. Kingsgate Native, the well-known sprinter who retired in 2016 will be visiting the Rothschild Yard and be on meet and greet duties. He will be joined by 11 year old Group 3 winner The Cheka who was trained by Eve Johnson Houghton. Visitors will be able to meet these equine stars from 19th January. 
 
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Thursday 15th December 2016

Blenheim Palace is championing the use of alternative energy within historic properties to help protect their future.

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has instigated a series of environmental initiatives in a bid both to reduce its reliance on traditional energies and its overall carbon footprint.

Among the most significant improvements are a 42% reduction in overall mains water consumption from 2013, the lowest electricity usage figures in five years and an 81% reduction in its use of heating oil.

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Friday 18th November 2016

Blenheim Palace has cut its biggest Christmas Trees ready to decorate for the 2016 festive season. The 10 Norway Spruces, the biggest standing at an incredible 25ft tall, have taken up to 25 years to grow.

In order to fell such a large tree the Forestry Team must clear the area before making a cut, it then takes Forestry Foreman Nick Baimbridge just one minute to complete the fell! The trees are bound with rope to bring in the branches leaving the tree as natural as it can be.

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in North Anston, Sheffield would like to thank visitors for raising £4,910 in donations for the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s International Vulture Programme.

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

Julian Newman, Blenheim Palace’s official timekeeper, is gearing up for the challenge of changing 30 historic clocks ready for daylight saving time to end at 2am on Sunday, October 30th.

Among the priceless antique timepieces he’ll need to change is the 18th century East Courtyard Clock Tower, which is twice as old as Big Ben.

Julian has been keeping time at Blenheim Palace for over 12 years; and has the delicate job of changing all the clocks twice a year, alongside his other duties of maintaining and repairing the rare timepieces. 

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Wednesday 12th October 2016
As global superstar, Justin Bieber, prepares to take the 02 by storm with his Purpose World Tour this week, fans will be able to get an extra fix of the magnetic musician in a special new experience at Madame Tussauds London featuring a stunning, ‘wet look’ wax figure. Inspired by the jaw dropping climax of the tour, the experience stars Bieber in front of a wall of rain in the heart of the world famous attraction and was previewed by fans and media this morning.
 
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Tuesday 20th September 2016
Sustainable home of the ‘big zoo’ animals celebrates record visit 
 
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall is celebrating a visitor milestone, having welcomed its 2 millionth visitor through the gates.
 
The 2 millionth visitor was father and daughter Dave and Lili on 14th September, the 67th and 68th visitors through the gates on the day. The pair hadn’t visited the park before and enjoyed taking in the big zoo animals and using the adventure play.
 
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Wednesday 14th September 2016

The Duke of Marlborough has paid tribute to his forestry foreman Nick Baimbridge after he received a Long Service Award from the Royal Forestry Society, praising him as the ‘quintessential carer’ of the Estate's woodlands and landscape.

Nick, who has been working on the Blenheim Palace Estate since 1986, received the award from BBC presenter John Craven in front of a packed audience during the recent Countryfile Live show at the Oxfordshire stately home.

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