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Monthly Archives: March 2013

RSH Guides: your Sheffield picks

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It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for…all 40 winners for this month’s #RSH Guides competition.

Throughout March, we asked you to name your favourite bars, cultural hotspots, cafes and venues in Sheffield.

As always, you got back to us with a stellar list. If you’re planning a trip to Sheffield, let these savvy insiders be your guide. And now, on to the winners…who’s bagged themselves £10′s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points?

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What to do with the kids this Easter weekend

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You’ve finally got a long weekend after what seems like an endless stretch of work since Christmas. But you’ve also got a brood of kids to entertain and keep happy at the same time. Where to go? What to do?

Keep reading for some fantastic ideas on places to go this Easter weekend which will keep the kids happy, and give Mum and Dad a bit for a break while not breaking the bank. If that sounds good, keep reading…

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On the Rail Ale Trail: best pubs on platforms

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That sinking feeling when you’ve just missed your train melts away once you’ve had your first sip of truly great ale at the station. Having hours between connections doesn’t seem quite as tedious when there’s a decent pub around.

While many stations do have bog standard, soulless pubs, there are plenty others which are full of character and serve a great range of beers and ciders. They’re so good that they’ve become destinations in themselves, with dedicated ale fans turning visiting the station pubs into an art form on their so-called Rail Ale Trails.

While we wouldn’t want to encourage anyone to drink more than they can handle, we do want to celebrate thriving independent pubs selling quality beer, especially with so many pubs closing every year.

Keep reading for our pick of the best platform pubs and let our map be your guide…

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St. Patrick’s Day 2013: your guide to a great day

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When Sunday 17 March rolls around this year, all across the world people will commemorate St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. There’s not a party like it and this year, several cities around the UK are holding special events and festivals to celebrate the big day.

If you feel like getting out and enjoying one of these fun-packed events then we’ve put together an essential guide for your trip. Many of the locations are no more than a cheap train trip away so take your pick, book your ticket and get ready to have an amazing time.

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The Glasgow Comedy Festival: best laughs in town

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Comedy in Glasgow

From 14-31 March, Glasgow welcomes some of the country’s most chuckle-worthy comedians for the hotly anticipated Glasgow Comedy Festival.

There will be over 350 shows across 40 venues spaced around the city featuring massive names like Al Murray, Lucy Porter and Jimmy Carr, who will be joining local comedians like Jerry Sadowitz, Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss. If you’re a fan of live comedy, you’ll want to read on and have these shows on your radar…

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Britain’s best transport museums

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Britain has always had a love affair with trains. The story really got started when the first steam engine was invented, connecting people to the cities and driving the Industrial Revolution which transformed Britain forever.

Our train and transport museums do a fantastic job of keeping our memories alive, preserving historic models and telling the colourful story of the evolution of Britain’s railway and the social change it brought.

Whether you’re new to train travel or a long-time lover of trains, read on for some of the country’s very best train museums.

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Horses for Courses: Planning Your Trip to the Races

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Racing events UK 2013

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Nothing gets the blood pumping like a trip to the races. The tireless buzz of the bookmakers vying for bets, the thunder of hooves on turf, the breathless thrill you feel as the nag you’ve backed stampedes down the home straight… it’s a cracking experience. And that’s not to mention the opportunity a race meet gives you to grab a drink or two and unwind with your friends in the open air.

Some of the biggest meetings in UK racing are coming up over the next few months and many are just a quick train ride away. With the help of a couple of horse racing experts we’ve put together a guide to going to the races, along with a look at some of the UK’s biggest events. They are all great fun so have a look and decide where you’d like to go to experience the excitement that the sport of kings brings.

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RSH guides: your Liverpool picks

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It’s Friday, and time for us to announce all 40 winners for last month’s #RSH guides.
Throughout February, we asked you to name your favourite bars, music venues, restaurants and cafes in Liverpool.

The response was fantastic – Liverpudlians are clearly very lucky people who are spoiled for choice.

Read on to find out if you’ve bagged yourself £10′s worth of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points and find out where to find Liverpool’s hottest establishments, as voted by you…

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