Yet the most beautifully-realised part of Gloucestershire, to my mind, is almost certainly the Forest of Dean. Upon stumbling into an area named Aelfwood I realised Ubisoft had recreated Puzzlewood, the ancient wood which has since been used for filming everything from the BBC production of Merlin to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's an otherworldly and mysterious place (also a great spot for ambushing people with a knife), but delve a little deeper and you'll also discover the Ochre Caves, which are clearly based on the Forest of Dean's Clearwell Caves. The name is a reference to the mining of ochre at the site (used as a pigment), something which began in the Forest over 4500 years ago, although Valhalla's cave dwellers seem more preoccupied with pagan rituals. If you fancy doing some virtual tourism of England during lockdown, you could do a lot worse. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla made my home a magical wilderness
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What's in the EU-UK Brexit trade deal? UK remains in science research programs In education, research and technology, the UK will abandon programs such as the Erasmus university program and the Galileo satellite system. But through the Brexit agreement, the UK will remain a part of five key programs: Horizon Europe, the EURATOM Research and Training Program, ITER (fusion test facility), Copernicus Earth monitoring system and EU Satellite Surveillance and Tracking system. … [Read more...] about UK-Africa trade: What will Brexit change?
Even if you've gleaned a lot of the details of Tiger King's insanity from when it took over the internet, you still stand a good chance of being sucked into the documentary series that goes to seemingly unbelievable places. There really is nothing like watching Joe Exotic's rise and fall as he builds his private tiger zoo in Oklahoma. Things get even more bizarre when his bitter feud with Carole Baskin, a cat rescuer in Florida, leads to harassment, threats and unsolved murder mysteries. You really do have to watch it to believe it. … [Read more...] about 54 best TV shows to stream on Netflix
Cabinet minister Therese Coffey complained this morning that in her constituency some individuals in their 70s were being offered jabs ahead of the more elderly. 'Vaccinations started well in Suffolk Coastal in the last few days, but something isn't quite right as in some places, patients aged 70+ are being contacted for vaccination ahead of 80+/90+ year olds,' she tweeted. 'Am following up with local NHS.' … [Read more...] about Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford is told ‘people will die’ after he admits the country is deliberately slowing down its Covid vaccine roll-out to ration supplies