Royal toilet made of 18 karat gold worth RM5 million reported stolen; Tasneem Nazari; The Rakyat Post

If you’re anything like Tasneem Nazari, then you’ve looked at the things you have in your house and thought: “If a thief enters my home, what things might they steal?” Common answers would be phones, laptops, jewellery – anything expensive but also small, light, and easy to carry and conceal. One would not expect something…

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Blenheim Palace; Art Forum

An artwork by Italian provocateur Maurizio Cattelan—a solid 18-karat gold toilet worth about $5 million—was stolen from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, over the weekend. Titled America, the piece was on display in “Victory Is Not an Option,” Cattelan’s first solo exhibition in the UK in more than twenty years. A sixty-six-year-old man was detained shortly after the heist, but was not charged.According to the New York Times, the police said that the working toilet was taken early Saturday and that the thieves caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, which is the birthplace…

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Blenheim Palace £5m golden toilet stolen in raid ‘could be melted down’; Brittany Vonow; Sun

A £4.8MILLION golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace in a smash-and-grab could be melted down by thieves, it was warned today. The 18-carat loo was nicked in the early hours of Saturday morning …

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Blenheim Palace to open transport hub to slash emissions; Jonny Bairstow; Energy Live News

The move is expected to benefit the environment, improve air quality and reduce potential damage to the UNESCO World Heritage Site…

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Blenheim Palace teams up with world’s largest food-waste fighting app; James Roberts; Oxford Mail

BLENHEIM Palace is joining the fight against food waste with the help of a new app.

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And finally… Going for gold; Scottish Construction Now

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Travel review: Blenheim Palace offers a grand day out; Alan Wooding; Leamington Courier

Alan Wooding visits one of England’s grandest houses and the birthplace of Winston Churchill…

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Sleep under the stars at Blenheim Palace this summer; James Roberts; Oxford Mail

CHILDREN can live in the wild, cook over open fires and sleep under canvas this summer in a unique opportunity at Blenheim Palace.

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Heroic Oxfordshire firefighters honoured for over 400 years’ service in luxury event at Blenheim Palace; Hospitality & Catering News

Blenheim Palace hosted heroic firefighters for an awards ceremony on April 17th which took place in The Orangery. The Queen’s Long Service and Good Conduct medals awarded in special event which took place in The Orangery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and saw over 140 people attend. Oxfordshire’s Lord Lieutenant presented ‘Her Majesty, The Queen’s Long […]

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Lauryn Hill is playing at Blenheim Palace; Lucy Halfhead; Town & Country

Tickets are now on sale for the Nocturne festival…

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Things to See and Do When Visiting Blenheim Palace; Suzie Speaks

The Bloke and I decided to spontaneously go out on a day trip the other day – we’ve both been feeling a little low and have cabin fever from being in the house for an extended period of time,…

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Trump and the Duke of Marlborough’s friendship is revealed; Caroline Graham; Daily Mail

Donald Trump has forged an extraordinary – and until now secret – friendship with the head of the Churchill clan, the 12th Duke of Marlborough, who he affectionately calls ‘The Dook’.

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Mysterious hidden rooms uncovered at Churchill’s palace birthplace; James Rogers; Fox News

A series of mysterious rooms have been uncovered for the first time in 250 years at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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Blenheim Palace’s lost tunnels revealed after 250 years when lake is drained; Debbie White; The Sun

BLENHEIM Palace’s spooky secret tunnels and lost rooms have been revealed for the first time in 250 years. A drained picturesque lake in the grounds of the iconic palace has shown a series of…

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Blenheim Palace goes green with 100% renewable deal; Jonny Bairstow; Energy Live News

The UNESCO World Heritage site will now be supplied with clean electricity from Good Energy…

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Blenheim told it can use housing estate cash on the palace; Oxford Mail

A HIGH Court ruling means millions of pounds generated by the sale of land around Blenheim Palace for housing will be ploughed into the conservation…

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Donald Trump visits Blenheim Palace – what is it and why he will love its link to Churchill; Euan O’Connor; Mirror

Donald and Melania Trump will be treated to a lavish black tie dinner at Blenheim Palace during their UK visit – we explain its history and its links to Winston Churchill…

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Where is Blenheim Palace, when was it built and what is Donald Trump doing there during his UK visit?; Jay Akbar; The Sun

DONALD Trump and the First Lady will attend a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace. Here we look at the history of the opulent manor and what else the US president will be doing on his controversial tr…

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Blenheim Palace makes plans to eliminate plastic waste; Climate Action Programme

UK – Blenheim Palace

One of the UK’s largest and grandest stately homes has announced plans to eliminate plastic on its grounds.

Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, stated late last week that it will stop selling plastic water bottles and replace plastic straws with paper ones.

The Palace’s new sustainability advisor, Jacqueline Gibson, commented: “In the past year we have provided environmental training to 82 per cent of staff, commissioned external consultants to host a Waste Workshop for senior teams, and standardised the way waste is segregated and stored for recycling across all offices and work areas.”

“We are working in partnership with Friends of the Earth Oxford and Sustainable Woodstock, to share best practice with other local shops and organisations to reduce single use plastic,” she added.

Additional measures the Oxfordshire estate is taking include using biodegradable bin liners and making disposable cutlery compostable.

The estate, first built in 1705, is the traditional homes of the Dukes of Marlborough, and has worked hard to implement sustainability initiatives.

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England: Visiting Winston Churchill’s Worlds; Chris Atkin; GoNOMAD Travel

UK – Blenheim Palace

Three places in England that were dear to Sir Winston Churchill, wartime prime minister and regarded as one of the greatest men in British history.

Sir Winston Churchill is widely considered to be the greatest Briton in history, and the recent cinematic release of the former Prime Minister in Churchill shows he remains a figure of fascination.

For those seeking a more detailed understanding of Churchill’s life than that provided by the silver screen, there are three places that were central to Churchill’s life that are all easy day trips from London.

Blenheim Palace

Churchill was born, two months prematurely, at Blenheim Palace into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. The stately home sits on more than 2,000 acres of parkland and is a 20-minute drive north of Oxford or a one-hour 45-minute journey from London.

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