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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much…

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  • Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    March 27th, 2014Charles Parkes
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    It’s less than 100 days until the Tour de France begins, and the organisers of the opening stages are already gearing up for the Grand Départ with the announcement of 17 spectator hubs earlier this week. The race begins in Yorkshire, making it the first time the Tour has ever visited the north. Prepare yourself…

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