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To Boldly Go Boating

GoBoat

Back for a second season, Londoners and tourists alike can once again charter their own electric boat without the need for a license, the activity is proving to be so popular that GoBoat is already taking advance bookings online for the summer ahead.

Moored at Paddington Basin, the favoured route is to go along Regent’s Canal to Little Venice, past London Zoo and on to Camden Lock where skippers can about turn and head back to the pontoon at Paddington Basin. 

ASK Italian is putting a Spring in your step this April with the launch of its new menu

ASK Italian

ASK Italian, one of the UK’s leading restaurant brands, has launched its new Spring menu filled with colourful and tasty dishes to brighten up your day!

Say hello to ASK Italian’s new range of lighter pizzas; with three to choose from, their favourite Prima pizza toppings are now served on the new Prima Light base and accompanied by a colourful, veggie-packed rainbow salad. Who said healthier choices have to be boring?

James Graham’s smash-hit political drama visits Malvern theatres

House

This House, James Graham’s smash-hit political drama examining the 1974 hung parliament, visits Malvern Theatres from 15 – 19 May.

James Graham’s critically acclaimed and prescient political drama takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll back to 1974... The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and back biting as Britain’s political parties’ battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

The welcome impact of Scotland's Tourism sector on sustainable business

Green Tourism

Sustainable tourism business in Scotland has saved 1 million tonnes of water and ¼ million tonnes of carbon according to an impacts report published by the sustainable accreditation organisation, Green Tourism.

The report, entitled "20 years of making a difference," addresses the positive impact Green Tourism accredited businesses have had on the environment over a period of twenty years. It was released today at a Scottish Tourism Alliance reception at the Scottish Parliament attended by Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Green Tourism sustainability assessments undertaken by the organisation spanning the last twenty years have revealed carbon and water savings, habitat and biodiversity creation, waste recovery, local procurement and business savings.

Easter holiday fun at Albert Dock's Heritage on the Dock

Albert Dock history

The whole family, from young children to parents and grandparents, are invited to come and immerse themselves in a range of fun activities at the free Heritage on the Dock event during the Easter school holidays (April 5-8) - celebrating 172 years of Albert Dock history and heritage.

Keep discovering and exploring this iconic attraction with four days of walks, talks, live music, song and entertainment over the Easter break. Children can even go in search of the “Dock Ness Monster”! Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust to see what lies beneath the waters of the Dock and with your “Dock Safari” guide look for eels, jellyfish, crabs and more - and then enjoy the experience of using an aquascope for amazing underwater views.

Keep it out and help smokers quit in Bradford District

No Smoking Day

Keep it Out, a regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Bradford Council as part of the run up to No Smoking Day on 14 March.

Councils across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, the North East and Hull are linking up on No Smoking Day to tackle illegal tobacco, which include cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco and other smoker’s products that have been smuggled into Britain without tax being paid, or are counterfeit and usually available through unlicensed outlets.

Belvoir castle reveals exciting plans for the engine yard

Belvoir castle

There is a great air of anticipation at Belvoir Castle, which has revealed more details of its exciting new retail space opening in May opposite the Castle entrance. The Engine Yard will be a destination for excellence in food and drink unlike any other in the region that will champion local companies and great British brands, providing a community hub where locals and tourists can shop for excellent produce and linger over delicious light bites prepared by the Yard’s café.

Biggest inflatable adventure park in the UK is launching in Newcastle

inflatable adventure

To Inflatable and beyond! A huge inflatable adventue theme park is set to open in the North East.

InflataSpace, is an inflatable adventure and the latest the latest brainchild of the Fun Shack Group, owners of premier trampoline parks Jump 360, will be the biggest permanent indoor inflatable theme park in the UK and the first in the North East.

The park will be space themed and visitors can expect to enjoy sliding down extreme rocket drop slides, bouncing on giant inflatable planets, suiting up in inflatable sumo wrestling rings, taking on the challenge on the gladiator podium with battle sticks and more.

Iconic Scottish mansion reopens to guests

For hundreds of years this beautiful Scottish mansion, Carphin House in Fife has been renowned for its hospitality and now it has opened its doors to visitors who can stay there on an exclusive-use basis.

The nine-bedroom house is beautifully decorated in light airy colours that naturally complement the original antiques, open fires and cosy atmosphere. The public rooms make the house ideal for house parties and boutique weddings with the option of in-house event planners to create the perfect event.  Guests can even rent a hot tub for the duration of their stay.

Owner, Ruth Macallan, said: