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Today in 1797 the Bank of England issued the first £1 note due to a growing need for currency and a lack of gold for coinage. The notes were part-printed and part hand-written up until 1855. It was printed on one side only, and with just black ink on white paper. #OnePoundNote

Look into switching off standby. You can save money by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode. Most electronic appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming. A standby saver can turn all your devices off standby in one go. #Standby

When Noel Gallagher of Oasis was asked if his song "Half the World Away" could be used as the theme for 1998's The Royle Family, a bad phone line led him to believe that the Royal Family wanted to use it for a documentary. Is this true? All we can say is, maybe…#RoyleFamily

Another customer review said we always give 100%. "It is always a pleasure dealing with Zog Energy, everything is always dealt with so efficiently, and the customer service is always 100%. Zog Energy is by far one of the best”. #CustomerService

For an efficient and frost-free fridge freezer, make sure you defrost it on a regular basis. Surprisingly, when filled with frost they actually have to work harder to stay cold. Also, there is a good chance your appliance will last longer if it is defrosted often. #Defrosting

Today is officially Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day. It's the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was historically a time of fasting and pancakes were a way to use up food before Lent. #PancakeDay

The Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, didn't stick around for long. The deep brownish-red Penny Red soon replaced it as the Post Office had security concerns and decided the new colour would be distinct against the black postmark. #PennyRed

Try Waitrose's rum and raisin bread and butter pudding. This recipe mixes dark rum-soaked raisins in demerara and light brown muscovado sugar with lashings of cream, egg yolks and milk. All caramelised with a blowtorch or under a scorching grill. http://ow.ly/EKzR50D28SU

Today in 1882 Charles Darwin, the world-renowned English naturalist, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He is best remembered and quoted for having conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, debated by many religious bodies to this day. #NaturalSelection

A running tap wastes more than six litres of water a minute, and if it's hot water that's even more money down the drain. Think about turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your face. Use cold water if you don't need hot. #TurnTapsOff

With over 600 castles, Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world. Caerphilly Castle is a medieval fortification constructed in the 13th century. It's the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Europe behind Windsor Castle. #Castles

Iceland is the first and only country to date which relies solely on renewable sources for electricity. The mystical country also boasts over 600 magical hot springs and 200 volcanoes with the famous Blue Lagoon entirely powered by geothermal energy. #BlueLagoon

Today in 1953, children rejoiced as sweet rationing came to an end in Britain. Eight years after the end of the war, youngsters and the sweet-toothed could unwrap and enjoy as much candy as they liked again as the restrictions were finally lifted. #SweetRationing

Radiator energy saving tip three: Hang the correct curtains. Try not to let your curtains hang over any radiators, as this can stop the heat from warming the room. Also buy heavy-duty curtains or thermal line existing ones for extra insulation. #Radiators

You've heard of Nessie, now meet Morag - the monster of Loch Morar. This large and elusive female is described as around 30ft long with rough brown skin, three large humps and a snake-like head, and is said to have attacked two fishermen in August 1969. #LochMorar

Try Tesco's broccoli pesto penne with chilli and garlic sizzle. This is not your average pesto pasta recipe. The pesto itself takes no time to make - simply blitz broccoli, herbs and hazelnuts for a silky sauce that can transform any healthy pasta dish. http://ow.ly/tvxH50D28Oo

Today in 1595 was most likely the first time "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare was performed. This world-famous much-loved tale is undoubtedly one of the most performed plays in history. The book was published soon afterwards in 1597. #RomeoAndJuliet

Radiator energy saving tip two: Fit a radiator shelf. A shelf positioned just above a radiator helps throw heat forward into the room, rather than letting it rise to the ceiling. Most DIY shops will stock purpose-made shelves that clip easily onto most radiators. #Radiators

The last witchcraft trial in Britain was held in 1944. Spiritualist Helen Duncan revealed the sinking of battleship HMS Barham before it was announced. Against Churchill's wishes, she was sentenced to 8 months under the 1735 Witchcraft Act for talking to spirits. #Witchcraft

Our goal is trusted customer service. One reviewer says: "Just joined. I got through on the phone really quickly and received very helpful and professional service. I am impressed. Superb customer service. If only other companies were as good." #CustomerService

Today in 1654 Captain William Kidd, the infamous Scottish pirate, was born in Dundee, Scotland. He became a sea captain, his first ship being the Antigua. He later emigrated to New York in the 1680s where he met and married Sarah Bradley Cox Oort, a wealthy widow. #WilliamKidd

Radiator energy saving tip one: Bleed your radiators. Trapped air in radiators stops them working efficiently. Often cold spots on your radiators signal they need bleeding. This releases the air and ensures your heating system is working to its full potential. #Radiators

The flag of Wales - or as the Welsh say, Baner Cymru - is also known as Ddraig Goch, meaning the red dragon. The red dragon was included as a supporter of the Tudor royal arms to signify their Welsh descent. It was officially recognised as the Welsh national flag in 1959. #Wales

Try Sainsbury's pea and ham risotto with Brussels sprouts and keep the Christmas flavour going with these classic festive favourites. This warming risotto is ready in just 45 minutes and is perfect if you have a bottle of white wine left open. http://ow.ly/eRR750D28N4

If you leave a phone charger plugged in, amazingly only 5% of energy drawn from it is used to charge the phone. Chargers use energy as long as they are plugged into a power source. Whether attached to a phone or not, 95% of the power is wasted. #MobilePhone

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