No I am not taking the Michael, but how many people would link the exotic allure of Samarkand and Macclesfield? Yet there is a strong link between the two which has been reinforced by the admission of the town into the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Silk Road Programme. For all of you outside the north west who don’t know, Macclesfield was the centre of the silk industry in the UK (even the local football team is known as the silkmen) and is home to the Silk Heritage Foundation. With 4 museums and linked shops, this heritage is important to the growth of the town. Just as it was to Samarkand, today in modern day Uzbekistan.
This Halloween there’s a whole (g)host of spooktacular events happening across the country to keep you and your little horrors entertained. VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s top terror-inducing activities
This is the name of a website rather than my personal view. Set up 3 years ago by, yes you’ve guessed it, a disgruntled passenger, you will be surprised to hear that the airline objected to it. And yesterday, Ryanair succeeded in persuading the arbitrator of web domains, Nominet, that www.ihateryanair.com should cease because the passenger was making money from the airline’s trademarked name. Money! He earned £332 from sponsored links on the web pages.
Is this fair?
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