Top Events to Visit in the UK 2015


The UK is buzzing with things to do this year, from sporting events to festivals that would be great places to have a day out and to travel to from around the world. Here’s a list of some of the notable destinations to visit in 2015.

 

The Grand National

11 April

The Grand National is the biggest, most popular horse race in the UK. Hosted at Aintree racecourse, it is estimated that over a quarter of the nation will be placing their bets on one of the forty horses that run the race. While 10 million tune in to watch it live from home, 70,000 people attend the course itself to watch. This race is incredibly unpredictable, as many horses with impossible odds have made unbelievable wins.

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Chelsea Flower Show

19 – 23 May

This is acclaimed to be the world’s greatest flower show and can be found at Royal Hospital Chelsea. Over 150,000 people attend this event to see the vibrant displays and garden design trends. Tickets sell out immensely quickly, so be sure to grab yours in advance.

 

London Comic Con

22 – 24 May

This is London’s answer to Comic Con and is becoming one of the most popular, busy events in the capital. More than 100,000 people attend the Excel Centre and the numbers grow every year. You can come to this event in or out of cosplay, whether you want to showcase your outfit, or take pictures. The dealer halls are full of stalls of merchandise to purchase, upcoming games to try out and great food to eat. There are also cosplay masquerades and shows to watch the best outfits on stage and in the spotlight. This event is perfect for comic, game and anime fans.

 

Pride in London

27 June

At Trafalgar Square on this day you can find over 30,000 people celebrating the LGBT Community, along with a parade and plenty of on-stage acts to enjoy. This is a great place to visit if you’re part of the community, or if you want to be part of the campaigns and movements. This event is always blessed with great weather in the peak of summer, full of bright colours, music and people, always with special guests to show off their pride for the community.

 

Formula 1 at Silverstone

3 – 5 July

The weekend-long, exciting British Grand Prix is hosted at Britain’s most famous racing track, Silverstone. Hundreds of thousands of people come to watch at one of the oldest tracks in the world. As well as the race which is held on 5th July, the event also consists of a huge party too, as well as a concert held on the Thursday.

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India on a budget – A Guide to 4 Must Visit Regions of Goa


Not only is Goa a fantastic place to spend a holiday – what with the sun, sea and amazing food – but it can also be a relatively cheap destination. The cost of items is much lower than in many other popular tourist spots and there are some great value for money deals about.

Despite being the smallest state in India, Goa still covers an area of 1,429 square miles, so it is a good idea to narrow down which part of the region you would like to visit. Once this task has been completed you will be ready to book your trip with Cosmos Holidays.

1. North Goa

The beaches of Calangate, Baga and Anjuna in North Goa are responsible for much of the image that the state has for many Brits, as it was here that the hippies came in the 1960s and 70s. These days you are more likely to find backpackers and package holidaymakers in this area of Goa, but the beaches remain stunning.

With this change in clientele, the area has more establishments catering for those wishing to party. A large number of these bars are on or very close to the beach, reminding visitors they are in an exotic location.

To taste a bit of the hippie culture of yesteryear, head to Arambol Beach and enjoy the relaxed way of life and some world-class conditions for bodysurfing. For a stretch of sand that is completely untouched, the remote Keri is the place to be.

2. Panjim and Old Goa

If you are less of a beach bum and more likely to have your culture vulture head on then being centred around the state capital might be a good idea. Panjim is a former trade city and has plenty of splendid colonial architecture to show for its past.

The neighbourhoods of Fontainhas and Sao Tome have the best examples of what was left by the Portuguese, making a meander around here an absolute must. While in Fontainhas be sure to stop by the Chapel of St Sebastian to see the crucifix that once resided in the Palace of the Inquisition.

3. Central coast

Idyllic beaches are the name of the game on this stretch of Goa’s coastline, representing a different pace of life from those further north. Most resorts and hotels have their own place for residents to sun themselves and visitors do not have to venture far or spend any money getting to their own piece of paradise.

If you decide to do something a bit more active than just sunbathing during your trip, there are plenty of watersports on offer. You may wish to paddle a canoe to a nearby island or enjoy windsurfing with the beautiful beach and bobbing fishing boats in the background.

4. South Goa

Anyone looking to tap into a bit of the party atmosphere that can be found in North Goa, but without the commercialisation, might like to check out the far south of the state. Here you will find a great vibe and even cheaper prices.

If you would prefer to experience the natural beauty of the place then make your way to Galgibaga Beach. This is a turtle breeding area, which plays host to the Olive Ridley species at key times of the year, when they return to the spot to lay their eggs.

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Top Tips for Great Homepage Design


When it comes to the complex process of designing a website that is great, and stands out amongst the rest, the first problem that springs to mind is deciding on which layout design to use. Thanks to the large number of fantastic design templets that websites such as WordPress have to offer, this problem is no longer one that should take too much time to solve. The problem that follows next though, is the process of actually creating content that will give your website substance. This is where we find our first major obstacles. There is no quick-fix, magical pill that one can take that will completely ensure that your website attracts viewers, and keeps them wanting to come back for more. The best way to turn your website from something good, into something great, is to do enough research, understanding the norms and characteristics that the viewer will feel comfortable with. This is where the extreme importance of one’s Homepage comes in. There are a large number of different tips and hints floating around the internet dealing with this topic, so we decided to speak to the people behind PokiesPalace, one of the leading names in the world of Online Video Gambling Pokies, in order to find out which characteristics they feel are most important when it comes to great Homepage design.

It is important to remember that the Homepage is where your viewers are introduced to your website, and the main aims that it concerns itself with. Statistically, most people tend to spend between 10-20 seconds on a website before deciding whether they wish to move on or remain. With this in mind, it is important that the Homepage draws them in. Make use of great colour schemes, interesting logos, and catchy images that will allow the website to not only leave an immediate good impression, making it more likely that the viewer will stay,  but also allow them to remember the specific website, increasing the chance that they will return at a later stage.

The header of the Homepage is also greatly important, considering the fact that it allows the viewer to navigate their way around the site. If navigation seems complicated and doesn’t conform to the expected norms of website navigation, the viewer will find themselves feeling lost, most likely moving on to a different website.

By Jason Swindon

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The Benefits of Leasing vs. Buying a Car  


When you go to buy a vehicle, you’re going to be faced with two main options: leasing or buying. There are definitely benefits and drawbacks to each, and you’ll probably be bombarded with car dealers trying to tell you all about why you should pick one or the other. But what should you really believe? Make the choice on your own before you go out into the market. Buying a vehicle can be a good choice for certain situations, but if you’re looking to maximize your value and minimize overall cost, you’ll be best off leasing, and here’s why:

 

Smaller down payment

If you want to buy a car, you’ll need to make sure you save up for a rather hefty down payment. But with leasing, you don’t have to make such a huge commitment. Down payments are smaller, and monthly payments are lower as well, since you’re really only paying for the vehicle’s future depreciation. Leasing a BMW is a great idea if you’re not ready yet to make the financial commitment to buy! You can find out more about BMW lease options to get yourself out on the road soon.

 

More car for less money

If you’re someone who likes to switch it up often and drive a different car every couple of years, leasing is definitely for you. And even if you see yourself sticking with one car, you can choose a higher priced car to lease than you might be able to afford to buy.

 

Latest and greatest features

If having the latest technology and other features in your car is important to you, then you can have this buy leasing. Since you’ll probably be trading your car in every 3 years or so, you’ll always have the opportunity to lease a new car with the latest features out on the market.

 

Repairs are covered

Most leases last about three years which is normally the same amount of time as the warranty. So this means that you generally won’t be responsible to pay for any damages or repairs that occur. But keep in mind that you will still need to provide regular maintenance for the car. If you fail to maintain the car properly, you could end up paying fees at the end of your lease if there is anything wrong with the vehicle.

 

 

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