Today we welcomed the delivery of a new hydro screw to the Blenheim Palace estate! http://t.co/rIlcdJFqzw
Video. It's one of the country's finest stately homes. Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is hoping to play a major role in attracting Chinese tourists to Britain, a country they have traditionally seen as too 'wet and cold.'
Today, a campaign was launched at the Palace to make us the number one destination in Europe for Chinese visitors.
Rachel Hepworth reports.
One is a world famous chef - the other is a former Prime Minister. Both have a book to promote and sell. Heather Edwards reports.
Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, will install a £180,000 hydropower scheme to generate clean electricity. The palace has teamed up with UK renewables firm Hallidays Hydropower to install the "Archimedean screw" design of hydropower as part of measures make the palace one of Britain's greenest.
The technology will be fitted on the River Glyme, at Bladon Dam, within the "Capability" Brown landscape surrounding the palace, and will generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 18 homes as well as cutting carbon emissions.
It is expected to have a lifespan of 40 years, and subsidies for electricity generated from small-scale renewables, known as feed-in tariffs, will pay an estimated £12,600 a year for the scheme over the first 20 years.
The celebrity chef Raymond Blanc was at the OX5 charity run in Oxfordshire to lend his support to the event which raises money for the Oxford Children's Hospital. He is the top chef at Oxfordshire's Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons and told ITV Meridian he was delighted to be helping a good cause.
Blenheim Palace played host to 1,100 charity fun runners taking part in the OX5 charity run in Oxfordshire. The participants are raising money for the Oxford Childrens' Hospital.
More than a thousand people have braved the cold, chilly weather today to take part in this year's OX5 charity run at Blenheim Palace. The event is in aid of the Oxford Children's Hospital. The chef Raymond Blanc was there to start the runners off on their way around the course.
More than one thousand runners are taking part in a charity run at Blenheim Palace. The chef Raymond Blanc will start them off on their challenge at 10.30am.
It's been transformed into a film set more than forty times - and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire STILL gets regular calls from movie directors wanting to shoot scenes there.
To celebrate its rich screen heritage, it's opened an exhibition featuring costumes worn by stars from Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet to Charlton Heston as well as props from the sets.
Kate Bunkall has been talking to Antonia Keaney.