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Friday 12th May 2017

Pupils and staff from Springfield Special Needs School in Witney travelled to Blenheim Palace to collect a charity cheque for £1,000.

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Friday 7th April 2017
The Forbidden Forest may be strictly off-limits to Hogwarts students, as part of the Warner Bros Studio Tour you are invited to defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione deep into the grounds of the Forbidden Forest.
 
In the depths of the forest you will come face-to-face with Aragog, the Acromantula. Emerging from his dark lair, the enormous spider will appear before you along with spiderlings from his family.
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Thursday 6th April 2017
This week, the restored scarlet silks worn by jockey Jem Mason when he won the first Grand National on the aptly named Lottery in 1839, go on display for the first time at The National Horseracing Museum (one part of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art) in Newmarket.
 
The National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket acquired the historically important silks at auction. They employed a specialized textile conservator to restore them before the unveiling, the week of the 170th running of the world's most famous steeplechase.
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Tuesday 28th February 2017

Madame Tussauds London signed for a monstrous delivery that is set to be a roaring success at the iconic attraction, with the arrival of a larger than life Kong: Skull Island experience. In partnership with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, Madame Tussauds London and Madame Tussauds New York will bring the experience to life with an eight-foot, multi-sensory animatronic head of the gigantic ape that will wow and terrify visitors in equal measure.

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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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