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UK Entry is a resource for travellers to the UK, helping them understand how to travel, what happens on arrival, inspiration for visitors and information about immigration, living and working in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Martha Ryan

The Great British Sewing Bee Venue - Season Two

In the second season of The Great British Sewing Bee, Claudia Winkleman hosts and May Martin of Denman College (the Women's Institute) and Savile Row's Patrick Grant judge the contestants. Historical details were provided by fashion historian Amber Butchart, Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick) and…

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Martha Ryan

Do all UK swans belong to the Queen?

The Queen's Swan Markers - Swan Upping 2021There is confusion and myth surrounding swan ownership in the UK and the association of swans with the Royal Family. The facts, though, while ancient in origin, are clear and precise. All unmarked mute swans on open waters…

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Martha Ryan

Spend a Penny - meaning and origin

The phrase "spend a penny" in British English means to urinate. For example, before leaving the house, someone might say "please wait, I need to spend a penny", or asking a child before a long journey, "do you need to spend a penny?". The origin…

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