The Queen has highlighted in her Christmas message how often "small steps, not the giant leaps" bring about lasting change in the world.Read the full story ›
The Queen attended the annual church service at Sandringham without her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, who left hospital yesterday.Read the full story ›
The Countess of Wessex visits Blackpool to mark the 125th anniversary of the Tower and the Grand Theatre.Read the full story ›
A public vote picked the name 'Boaty McBoatface' but the ship was named in Sir David Attenborough's honour insteadRead the full story ›
Sir David hailed the "astonishing" ship and told the visiting crowd.Read the full story ›
The RRS Sir David Attenborough will be officially named later, after a naming competition which originally chose "Boaty McBoatface"Read the full story ›
The Prince of Wales will open Windermere's newest attraction, a state of the art museum showcasing boats in the Lake District.
The £20million Windermere Jetty Museum will display 40 vessels which reflect the 200-year history of technical, social and business development in the area.
It's the first contemporary building to be constructed on the banks of Windermere in over 50 years.
Highlights of the collection will include:
- 11 vessels listed by National Historic Ships as nationally important
- Four vessels that are part of the National Historic Fleet
- 10 classic Windermere steam launches (1890s/1900s)
- A rare early yacht, Margaret (1780)SL Dolly (1850), thought to be the oldest mechanically powered boat in the world
- Beatrix Potter’s tarn boat, which she used to sketch in on Moss Eccles Tarn
- Pioneering motor, speedboats and hydroplanes used on the lake from 1898-1980 Canfly (1922), powered by a seven-litre Rolls Royce aero engine
- Two fully-restored boats on the lake, one of which visitors will be able to sail on when the museum opens
The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall received a rapturous welcome as they began a day marking the city's culture, history and people.Read the full story ›
Details of a visit by the Prince of Wales to Liverpool next week have been revealed.Read the full story ›