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The Flag of Scotland is considered the oldest national flag in Europe. According to a legend, the Scottish flag with a white cross over a blue background represents the shape of clouds formed when Scotland was fighting with the Angles, a tribe of Germanic invaders.

Spice up your supper with Sainsbury's delicious Autumnal Veggie Curry. A medley of veggies combined to create a warming and filling meal. Squash, sweet potato and aubergine flavoured with chilli, coriander and garam masala all mixed with coconut milk. http://ow.ly/AAWj50BLP8Y

Today in 1847 Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" was published under the pen name of Currer Bell. The novel follows Jane, a seemingly plain and simple girl as she battles through life's struggles. Novelist, Charlotte was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters. #JaneEyre

When you have finished cooking, and it’s safe to do so, why not open the oven door wide and allow the extra heat to warm up your kitchen instead of locking in the heat or just wasting the warmth by allowing the extractor fan to whip it up and take it outside. #EnergySavingTip

The first person ever to get a speeding ticket is believed to be Walter Arnold, of East Peckham, in 1896. Arnold was fined 1 shilling plus costs for driving at over four times the speed limit – a reckless 8 mph (13 km/h) after being chased by a bobby on a bicycle. #SpeedingFact

Did you know? In 1921 Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which led to the invention of solar panels. Solar power is the third most generated renewable energy in the UK, after wind power and biomass. #EnergyFact

Today in 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Phantom of the Opera" premiered in London, starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. The story follows a young soprano’s obsessions of a disfigured and murderous musician living beneath the Paris Opéra House. #Phantom

In 1784 the Prime Minister cut tea tax from 119% to 12.5% making tea a drink for all classes. To this day, the nation’s favourite tipple is tea and it is by far the most popular drink among Brits. Around 165 million cups of tea are brewed every single day. #LoveTea

We love a good recommendation. “Zog’s customer service is excellent - very courteous, warm and welcoming. I thoroughly recommend them to others and without any hesitation I signed a 2-year long-term contract with them for my utilities.” #CustomerService

The UK is linked with mainland Europe through the Channel Tunnel. Dubbed ‘The Chunnel’, the modern-day feat of engineering is around 50km long, stretching from Dover to Calais. It’s the third-longest underground rail tunnel in the world. #energysaving

Today in 1905, Albert Einstein introduced the equation E=mc² to the world when his paper 'Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon its Energy Content?' was published in the physics journal Annalen der Physik. This is considered to be Einstein's most celebrated work. #energysaving

Try Aldi’s prawn, halloumi and chorizo kebabs. Thread succulent king prawns, halloumi and chorizo rings onto wooden bamboo sticks and serve with a side of paprika-infused couscous, cherry tomatoes, kidney beans and lemon quarters. http://ow.ly/3B7v50Aehvf #energysaving

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

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