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Switch on to LED lights this summer. If you still use standard light bulbs, summer is the time to switch. They use 75% less energy, last 25 times longer, and run much cooler. They cost a little more but soon pay for themselves in energy savings. #energysavingtips

As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, London is home to more than 8 million residents. Over 300 languages can be heard on the streets of the capital including Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and of course English. #energysaving

In 1878 the world's first hydroelectric power scheme was developed in Northumberland, England by William George Armstrong? It was used to power a single arc lamp in his art gallery. He also predicted that UK coal production would end within two centuries. #energysupplier

Today in 1809 the rebuilt Theatre Royal in Covent Garden opened with Macbeth and The Quaker. Prices were raised to help recoup costs. However, shows were disrupted in the 'Old Price Riots', which saw hissing and booing for months until prices were dropped. #energysaving

Take advantage of the warm summer days and peg your clothes out in the garden to dry. You'll save energy and keep the temperature of your home down by not using the dryer. You can also enjoy the fresh smell of line-dried clothes. #energysavingtips

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the town with the longest name in the world. Thankfully, this tongue-twisting Welsh town is also sometimes known by the name Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or simply Llanfair PG. #energysaving

Today in 1868 the first-ever recorded hole-in-one was made by Young Tom Morris in Scotland. The 166-yard, par-3, eighth hole, was on Prestwick's original 12-hole course in the first round of the Open Championship. Morris died at just 24 years of age. #energysaving

Try Lidl’s stunning summer berry tart – it’s a striking pudding that shapes up nicely. Your whole family will love the raspberry jelly and strawberry jam delight topped with geometric triangles of summer fruits. http://ow.ly/AJQo50AehrE #energysaving

If you have kids, they’re probably crazy about consoles, and if left to their own devices would be glued to their games. But, spending just an hour less a day on their favourite video games could save a few extra pounds on your energy bill each month. #energysavingtips

Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st of April 1926 and is the longest-reigning monarch in the world. The much-loved royal ascended to the throne after her father King George VI died in 1952. Amazingly, she has been head of state in the UK for over 60 years. #energysaving

Today in 1616, The Great Fire of London ended after 5 days, leaving one-third of London destroyed and 100,000 homeless, but miraculously only 8 people are known to have died. The fire sparked off at a bakery on Pudding Lane, spreading quickly in the narrow streets. #energysaving

When you have to heat up the hob, there are a few easy ways to cook more efficiently and save a little too. Use lids on pots and pans to retain heat, choose the right-sized pans to reduce wastage and select the right cookware to match the meal. #energysavingtips

Today in 1965 The Beatles met Elvis Presley in his LA mansion. Arranged by Presley's manager 'Colonel' Tom Parker. Presley was playing around on a bass guitar and with the ice broken, he called for guitars to be brought out and a brief jam session took place. #energysaving

Summer is the ideal time to clean behind your clothes dryer. The vent gradually builds up with fluff, making your dryer work harder to get clothes dry. This not only increases your energy bill but will most probably shorten the life of your dryer too.#energysavingtips

The most popular sports are soccer, rugby, cricket and golf, all said to have been invented in the UK. Golf is thought to have existed in some form as far back as 1457 with the famous St Andrews in Scotland claiming the title of the world’s oldest golf course. #energysaving

A customer review said their problem was sorted instantly. “When I realised we built up over £400 in credit I asked how we might get a refund and a reduction in our monthly payments. Within 24 hours both requests had been sorted out. Very impressed.” #CustomerService

Using a microwave can actually help keep your kitchen cooler. A hot cooker can warm up your kitchen by around 10 degrees. Microwaves use one-third of the energy of an oven and produce less heat than other kitchen appliances, so you're sure to save money too. #energysavingtips

Today in 1940 the Battle of Britain saw the air attack known as ‘The Hardest Day’. The campaign was won by the RAF Fighter Command who blocked the possibility of invasion leading to Great Britain's survival and eventual victory of WW2. #energysaving

Killing a swan is indeed illegal in the UK, punishable with a hefty £5,000 fine or six-month sentence. Ancient rules of England state only members of the royal family or curiously fellows of St. John’s College in Cambridge are allowed to taste swan. #energysaving

Try Asda’s wagyu burger with home blended chimichurri sauce and coal-roasted onions. For the ultimate treat this summer, they’re full of next-level flavour. http://ow.ly/4dxX50AehkS #energysaving

Enjoy lower water heating costs this summer. Water heating accounts for about 18% of the energy consumed in your home and should never be set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Try lowering this by 5 degrees a day to see how low you can go. #energysavingtips

London’s black cab drivers really are a bunch of know-it-alls. They must complete a stringent test called ‘The Knowledge’, which means memorising every street in the capital. It can take up to a couple of years to learn all the side streets and shorts cuts. #energysaving

Today in 2003 the UK was basking in its hottest ever heatwave as temperatures soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time. In Brogdale, Kent, a temperature of 101.3F was recorded - the highest ever in the United Kingdom since records began in 1875. #energysaving

Did you know geothermal energy was first harnessed around 2,000 years ago in China? It consists of natural hot water and hot rock a few miles beneath the earth’s surface, and even deeper to very hot molten rock called magma. It’s considered clean and sustainable. #energysupplier

Why not give your cooker a couple of nights off each week and save a significant sum. Summer's here and the time is right for BBQs, cold buffets and even gourmet salads. Fridge to plate food can be as healthy or calorific as you like. #energysavingtips

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