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A fantastic line-up of folk music is set to banish the Coronavirus blues at a one-off festival special, organised by South Kesteven District Council, thanks to funding secured from the Government's Welcome Back Fund.

National and local acts will play throughout the day, at venues across Grantham.

The Welcome Back Folk Festival will take place on Saturday 19 March with the opening act, Malt Whiskers, taking to the stage in Grantham Market Place at 11am.

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The annual COSMIC Rubber Duck Race will return to the Regent’s London Canal this summer to raise much needed funds for St Mary’s hospital. 

Starting at 12:30pm on Thursday 29th July, 500 rubber ducks will launch onto the water from St. Mary’s Bridge and bob for 100 metres to the finish line at Paddington Basin.

This is the sixth year the annual Duck Race will be held and spectators can sponsor a duck for £3 by visiting the Just Giving page here

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ARTS festival Largo Arts Week kicks off this weekend in the Fife coastal village of Lower Largo after being postponed last year due to Covid.
 
A mixture of internationally-renowned performers and Scottish artists will feature during the week-long event, being held from Saturday, July 17 to Sunday, July 25 - www.largoartsweek.com
 

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After the longest period of closure since Tower Bridge opened its doors to the public over 125 years ago, London’s defining landmark announces plans to reopen on Monday 17 May.
 
As London’s only major dog friendly attraction, visitors can bring their four-legged friends along to stretch their legs on the high-level Walkway and take in the view through the Glass Floor, 42m above the River Thames.
 

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A Lake District hotel is spearheading a renewable energy project to generate its own power using a hydro-electric turbine.

Using natural water resources and gravity, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues is installing the turbine at its flagship site on Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa.

Using water from the beck which runs down the fell behind the venue, the hydro-electric green energy initiative is predicted to generate 180 MWh annually, which equates to around 33% of the spa resort’s current electricity usage.

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