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The UK’s Top 5 Sports

In the UK, we love sport. From spectating, to watching and even heading on social media to chat about it with others, we’re sports mad. But what are our favourites? Let’s take a look with our rundown of the UK’s top 5 sports in 2024.

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Nottingham Forest City Ground
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Nottingham Forest

Nestled in the heart of England, Nottingham Forest Football Club is steeped in history and rich in tales that extend far beyond the pitch. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about this storied club, there’s always something new to discover. So, sit back, grab a cuppa, and let’s delve into some of the lesser-known facts about Nottingham Forest that might just surprise you.

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Crystal Palace Selhurst Park
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Crystal Palace

Nestled in the heart of South London, Crystal Palace Football Club stands as a storied institution in the world of English football. Rich in history and brimming with unique tales, the club has woven itself into the fabric of both local and national football culture. From its early days to its contemporary status, Crystal Palace FC is not just about the beautiful game; it’s a mosaic of fascinating stories, quirky traditions, and lesser-known facts. As we delve into these intriguing snippets of history, we uncover the depth and character of a club that’s much more than just a name in the league. Let’s explore some of the more obscure and captivating facts about this cherished football club.

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Rugby League

Rugby League vs Rugby Union: 6 Key Differences

Rugby, in both codes, is a much loved and viewed sport requiring strength and athleticism from players. It has huge viewing audiences too for both union and league. But what are the main differences between rugby league and rugby union? Let’s take a look.

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Colourful Sketch of Fulham's Craven Cottage
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Fulham

Fulham Football Club, known for its historic ground and loyal fan base, is a treasure trove of fascinating stories and facts. Let’s take a stroll down the less trodden path and discover some of the more obscure and intriguing aspects of this venerable London club.

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Colourful Sketch of AFC Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth, a charming football club from the south coast of England, has a story filled with surprising twists and fascinating trivia. Here, we delve into some of the lesser-known facts about the Cherries that even the most dedicated fans might not know. Let’s explore these hidden treasures in a friendly, easy-to-read style.

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Colourful Sketch of Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers, often simply called Wolves, is a club with a rich and varied history that spans more than a century. While many know about their famous orange and black kit or their successes on the pitch, there are numerous lesser-known facts that paint a broader picture of this storied club. Let’s explore these intriguing aspects in a friendly, conversational style.

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Colourful Sketch of Brighton's AMEX Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion, affectionately known as the Seagulls, has a history as colourful as the city it represents. While the team’s recent successes are well-known, there are many lesser-known facts that add to the rich tapestry of this beloved club. Let’s dive into some of these intriguing and obscure facts.

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Colourful Sketch of West Ham's London Stadium
Football

12 Obscure Facts About West Ham United

West Ham United, a club with a heart and soul that resonates deeply in English football. While their famous claret and blue colours are well-known, there are plenty of lesser-known facts that make the Hammers’ history so fascinating. So, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and discover some of these hidden gems.

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Colourful Sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur, affectionately known as Spurs, is a club rich in history and tradition. While most fans are familiar with their famous players and trophy-laden years, there are plenty of lesser-known facts that contribute to the tapestry of this storied club. Let’s explore some of these hidden gems in a light-hearted, easy-to-read manner.

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Villa Park Colourful Sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Aston Villa

Aston Villa, a name that resonates with a rich footballing heritage and a fan base as passionate as they come. But how much do you really know about this storied club? Sure, the history books and trophy cabinets tell one story, but let’s dive into the more hidden crevices of Villa Park and uncover some truly obscure facts about Aston Villa Football Club.

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emirates stadium colourful sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Arsenal

Arsenal is the only club to have receives a special gold Premier League trophy, commemorating their “invincibles” season. Let’s talk more about that and 11 other obscure facts about this historic football club.

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stamford bridge chelsea fc colourful sketch
Football

12 Obscure Facts About Chelsea FC

The global brand that is Chelsea FC has humble beginnings having been first founded in a pub across the road from what is now the Stadium. Let’s talk about this and other lesser known facts about Chelsea.

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colourful sketch of Etihard Stadium manchester city
Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester City

Did you know Manchester City gets a mention in the novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Let’s talk more about that and 12 other facts you may not have known about the blue side of Manchester.

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Sports

Returning to Sport After a Serious Injury – What You Need to Know

If you’ve been out of your beloved sport or game as the result of a serious injury, then no doubt you can’t wait to get back to it. But an injury-induced hiatus can also result in many return-to-play nerves. What if you injure yourself again? What special measures do you need to take? And so on. In this article we talk about the most important information you need when returning to sport after a serious injury.

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Obscure Sports

Pickleball Rules and Guide

Pickleball – Key Facts Pickleball is a racket (or paddle) sport that is played on a small court with a net in either singles or

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Football

Everything You Need to Know About Under 10s Football in England

There are specific rules, set out by the Football Association, that must be followed when playing football at under 10s level. “Mini Soccer” is played by all children up to the age of 10. All you need to know about the sport for children at this age is set out below – from how many players on a team to the size of the pitch, goals and even the size of the ball that is used.

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Football

Everything You Need to Know About Under 9s Football in England

Football at under 9s in England follows the laws of Mini Soccer. These laws entail the maximum playing time for children, how many players can play in a match and even the size of the ball that should be used. If you want to get your child involved in Football and they are in this age group, here is all you need to know.

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Sepak Takraw players on court
Obscure Sports

Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball) Rules and Guide

Sepak Takraw is a team sport that originated in South Asia and is played on a court similar to a badminton court. The game is similar to volleyball and is sometimes referred to as “kick volleyball”, but instead of using your hands, you use your feet (well mostly anyway).

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portable power banks for charging while hiking
Hiking Blog
Stacey MacNaught

Best Portable Charging Banks for Hiking

Traditionalists may not like it! But personally, I don’t like to risk being stuck on a hill or mountain with a dead phone or head torch battery. So I like to carry a portable charging device (or 2, or 3) with me. Here are the best portable charging banks for hiking that I’ve used. (And I’ve used a lot, by the way).

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