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How the face of the nation has changed in a decade

Authored by News Desk

The National Geographic Database of Great Britain, maintained by Ordnance Survey (OS), is the largest of its kind in the world.

Behind the paper maps we all know, there is a single giant digital master map of Great Britain.

During the past decade it has grown to contain more than 500 million unique geographic features. Since January 1st 2010 OS has made 360 million updates...

Tour of Britain launches in Devon

Authored by Mary

Devon school children received a very special preview of the Tour of Britain on Monday (4 July), cycling the start and finish of the Devon stage with a British cycling pioneer and an aspiring professional.

On Friday September 9 2016, the world’s top cycling teams and riders will race from Sidmouth on the East Devon coastline to the summit of Haytor on Dartmoor in Stage Six of the race...

Plympton students among top mathematicians in Britain

Authored by ClareG

Two maths students from the Ridgeway School in Plympton have won their way into the next round of a national maths competition.

Jamie Trace and Rhiannon Hughes, who are both 17 years old, achieved gold awards in the UK Maths Trust Senior Challenge putting them in the top 3,000 mathematicians in the country. The students will now go through to the next round.

“The challenge is...

Aircraft carrier team cycle capital to capital

Authored by News Desk

FIFTEEN sailors from the Royal Navy’s future Flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, are preparing to cycle their way to charity success covering an impressive 500 miles in just 5 days.

Joined by five of their industry partners from the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, the 20-strong cycle team which includes the Senior Naval Officer, Captain Simon Petitt, will bring together the ship’s affiliated...

Britain’s tribute to Afghanistan heroes

Authored by Mary

The Royal British Legion is calling on veterans of the Afghanistan conflict to take part in a parade that will follow the Service of Commemoration being held to mark the end of combat operations at St Pauls Cathedral next Friday 13th March.

Following the conclusion of the Service, six detachments of Serving and ex-Service personnel will process from St Pauls to the Guildhall.

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