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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

The name James Bond was inspired by a Caribbean bird expert; Fleming, a keen birdwatcher, had a copy of Bond's guide and said: "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born". #JamesBond

New York currently holds the record for most electrical firsts. The city's historic Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to use electricity in 1883, while the iconic Statue of Liberty was the first lighthouse to use electricity way back in 1886. #ElectricalFirsts

Today in 1947, David Robert Jones was born. He was an English singer-songwriter and actor better known to his fans as David Bowie. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. #DavidBowie

Try Tesco's tasty slow cooker Persian Chicken Stew. Spiced with cinnamon and ground ginger, and cooked with dates for a lovely sweet taste, this simple recipe is excellent served up at a dinner party. Try swapping the chicken for lamb shanks too.
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During the colder months, it's a good idea to close your curtains and blinds as soon as the sun goes down. Make sure to keep them open during the day, as the sun shining through your windows will brighten your day and help your house stay warmer. #EnergySavingTip

Britain’s best-selling festive single is still Band Aid's 1984 track, Do They Know It's Christmas? Sales snowballed, with this charity tune selling over 3.5 million copies. In the same year, the stocking filling favourite, Last Christmas by Wham! sold 1.4million. #BandAidXmas

I switched to Zog because they had the best-priced energy deal for me. I have been blown away by their customer service. They have been honest in reducing my DD to more accurately reflect my usage and have been quick to respond and highly professional. #ZogEnergy

Today in 1952 millions of British and Commonwealth radio listeners tuned into Queen Elizabeth's first Christmas BBC radio broadcast from the study at Sandringham House using the same desk and chair as her father King George VI and his father King George V. #QueensSpeach

Electric heaters are one of the most expensive forms of heating. The Energy Saving Trust says the cheapest way to heat your home is by using an efficient gas central heating system, with a full set of thermostatic radiator valves, a room thermostat and a timer. #EnergySavingTip

The UK has four surviving Celtic languages that are still officially recognised. The living languages are Welsh, Cornish, Irish, and Scottish Gaelic. All are minority languages in their regions. Other Celtic languages include, Manx - Isle of Man and Breton - Brittany. #UKCeltic

Try Lidl's lush Chocolate Orange Custard Tart recipe. Zesty orange balances perfectly against cream and rich chocolate in this scrumptious dessert. Simply use ready rolled shortcrust pastry and decorate with chocolate orange thins or grated dark chocolate. https://recipes.lidl.co.uk/recipes/chocolate-orange-custard-tart

Today in 1856 English physicist J.J. Thomson was born in Manchester. Famous for discovering the electron in 1896 using cathode ray experiments; he was also awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the conduction of electricity in gases. J.J. Thomson. #J.J.Thomson

Filling your fridge can save a significant amount of energy. Surprisingly, a half empty fridge will use more energy to keep food cool. So a well-stocked refrigerator means fewer trips to the supermarket and uses less energy. Any excuse to get the treats in. #EnergySavingTip

Due to a bygone decree put in place by King Charles II, it was said that at all times there must be no less than six ravens within the ancient walls of the Tower of London. It was believed that should this rule be broken, the monarchy would crumble and fall. #Monarchy

Did you know? The National Grid covers 4,481 miles of overhead electricity lines, 1,417 miles of underground electricity cables and 4,760 miles of high-pressure gas pipes. That would stretch half way around the world from London to Australia. #EnergyFact

Today in 1936 King Edward VIII announced in a BBC broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry American divorcee and socialite Wallis Simpson. Becoming the Duke of Windsor, Edward spent the rest of his life in retirement in France with Wallis. #DukeOfWindsor

Power showers use a lot of water, sometimes even more than running a bath. As you can imagine, this costs a lot of money and uses a lot of energy to heat. Look into fitting a water-efficient shower head and the significant savings you could be making. #EnergySavingTip

The English graffiti artist, Banksy, is known for his undercover stencil-style wall art. His identity is a secret, however it is widely believed that he was born near Bristol, England in 1974. His film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, was nominated for an Oscar in 2011. #Banksy

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