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Agatha Christie's Home Offered to National Trust
The historic former home of celebrated writer Agatha Christie has been offered to the National Trust to safeguard its future. The 278-acre Greenway estate on the banks of the River Dart in Devon, south-west England, was the setting for numerous books as well as a summer retreat for the author, who bought it in 1938. Her family is offering the house and grounds to the National Trust which aims to raise 1.1 million pounds sterling to fund a restoration programme as part of its Neptune Coastline Campaign.

Spice Girls' in Wax
Every aspect of Sporty Spice Mel C's superfit body, including her legendary tattoos, has been minutely charted by expert sculptors at Madame Tussaud's whichis producing wax replicas of the top-selling Spice Girls. Mel C was the last of the remaining four singers to attend a sitting for the wax models which will go ondisplay in Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus on 17 December. The Spice Girls arethe first full band to be modelled by Tussaud's since the Beatles were recreated in wax in 1964.

Women Attempt to Make Polar History
Writer Rosie Stancer is among five British women who are attempting to make history by becoming the first all-female expedition to walk to both the North and South Pole. The women were part of the first all-women expedition to trek to the North Pole in May, 1997. They plan to toast the "double" and the millennium with champagne on ice after completing the 1,013-kilometre (630-mile) marathon that will take them to the South Pole in about 70 days. The expedition was given a Royal send-off by their patron, the Prince of Wales, in London.

Yachtswoman to Face Round-the-World Challenge
Older Workers Key to Dynamic UK Companies

 Antiques

Antique Appraisals to Go Online
John Bly, the well-known antiques dealer and T.V. furniture expert on BBC's Antiques Roadshow will soon offer his services online via a unique e-valuation service. Initial appraisals will be made based on a photograph you take following instructions on Bly's website where you'll find a step-by-step guide to the process. Bly's valuations draw on over 40 years and four generations in the antiques business.

New on Britannia:  UK Antique Dealers, Associations and directories.

 Internet

In the News
London-Restaurant Capital of the World
At the beginning of the century there were 150 eating houses in London. Now, there are in the region of 6,000. London Eats Out an exhibition at the Museum of London ( ends 27 February 2000) traces the capital's culinary history over the last 500 years. The exhibit presents examples of the food, styles, habits and etiquette that prevailed during each century and reveals something of the city's social history.

SimplyFood's Resource for People Who Love eating & Drinking
SimplyFood's Eating Out Guide London and the UK
Download David Bowie's 'hours... ' album at www.DavidBowie.com
Bid on a holiday package in the UK at www.holidayauction.net

In the News
LineOne Predicts More Free ISPs
BT to Offer High-Speed Access for ADSL
Heavy Metal Website Planned
Computer Rage is on the Rise
Ad Watchdog Group Focus on Web
BT Plans to Take Photo Booths Online
BBC Goes Wild Online
The Internet is Booming in the UK
Web Phone Book Makes Debut in UK

 Attractions

The Lowry, a National Landmark Millennium Project for the Arts near Manchester, has released the schedule for its impressive rollout of attractions opening in the Spring of 2000.

The Rheged Discovery Centre, Cumbria's newest, largest and most dramatic visitor attraction.
Three new galleries open at "Flagship Portsmouth" at the Historic Dockyard, home port to three of the world's greatest historic ships- "The Mary Rose," "HMS Victory" and "HMS Warrior 1860".

 Business & Technology
High Tech Fish Farming at Leeds
New Ship for Antarctic Research
British Aerospace on Top

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