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Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan

This anniversary, commemorated on 16 June, is an important day in the Sikh calendar. Guru Arjan (in Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ ) was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith.  Born in…

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Pentecost – the Church’s birthday!

The Christian holy day of Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter According to the Christian Bible, it was while the apostles were praying together that the Holy…

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The Jewish festival of Shavuot

Shavuot is known as the Festival of Weeks in English and Pentecost in Ancient Greek.  (Pentecost is also the name of a Christian festival which, this year, happens on the…

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Eid al-Fitr

The end of Ramadan is marked by a special festival called Eid al-Fitr – the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.  It can last from 1-3 days.  In the…

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Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar, and is a period of fasting, extra prayer and charitable deeds. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month in…

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Do you fancy an extra day off every week?

    Experts say we would all be a lot better off in the UK if we all worked a four day week. The plan has been put forward by…

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Schools are being encouraged to use PE to tackle mental health crisis.

    As part of tackling the crisis in the mental health of young people, schools are being urged to put physical education at the front of their curriculum. According…

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Going for a walk could make your brain younger.

    A study by Boston University suggests that a gentle walk could make your brain younger. For those people who meet a daily target of 10,000 steps or more…

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Passengers could be weighed before boarding a flight.

    Passengers could be weighed before they board a flight. To try and cut costs and damage to the environment. It has been reported that the Tech firm Fuel…

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Going to the gym can actually make you gain weight.

    Going to the gym can make us gain weight. A study has warned that exercise can make us put weight on because we tend to eat more to…

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