The highlights of Terry Wogan

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Sir Terry Wogan, KBE, was well known for his radio and television work – most memorably his early morning radio show “Wake Up With Wogan” which had over 8 million regular listeners.

He was seen as a national treasure to many. A personality that almost everyone knew and loved. Here are just a few highlights of his career:

Children In Need

Sir Terry was a charitable man and was the face of the much loved Children In Need; a charity which Provides practical and lasting support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under. He hosted the famous Children In Need TV event annually and was always extremely passionate about the charity. This is what he said when asked about stopping presenting the show:

I’m used to long days. I do seven hours on my feet of live TV for Children in Need every year, so the day I can’t stand up is when I will stop doing it.

I’d love to keep going another 10 years, I’ll cling to the wreckage as long as I can.

I’m supposed to be retiring, but I’m not. I have no plans to retire – they’ll have to carry me off stage.

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Blankety Blank

This British comedy game show was first broadcast 1979. Two contestants went head-to-head. The objective was to match the answers of as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible. It ran until march 1990 and it was then revived in 1997 and was on air for another 5 years but instead hosted by Paul O’Grady. Wogan presented Blankety Blank for 4 years (1979 – 1983).

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Wake Up To Wogan

From 7:30 to 9:30 listeners would tune in daily for the best music and entertainment. This was the most popular and most listened to radio show in the UK which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. His show ran from 1993 until 2009 when Sir Terry Wogan announced he would be leaving and that Chris Evans would be taking his place.

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Wogan

There were many chat shows that Sir Terry hosted, probably the most well-known of these was ‘Wogan’. Initially shown on Tuesday evenings it then replaced Parkinson’s Saturday night slot before finally being shown on weekday evenings at 7pm. Notable Guest hosts included Joanna Lumley and Bruce Forsyth with interviewees such as David Bowie, Cilla Black, Madonna, Nicolas Cage and many more.

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Other Television

Sir Terry Wogan has been featured on many other shows throughout his career. For example Top Gear, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Being Human, Pointless, Bang Goes The Theory and The One Show.

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Rest In Peace Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE, DL

“The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.”

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Australia Day

What is Australia day?

Australia Day is an official national holiday for Australia. The day is used not only to celebrate what is great about Australia, but gives everyone a chance to reflect and appreciate what the nation has achieved.

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Why is it celebrated?

The 26th of January marks the annual celebration of Australia day and the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

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How is it celebrated?

You can find a large amount of the Australian population attending organised community events, getting together with family and friends to celebrate, watching the sunset or late night fireworks, barbecuing on the beach in the sun or just spending the day relaxing with loved ones.

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Travel requirements

If you hold a British Passport and are travelling to Australia for business or tourist purposes, you will need a Visa!

Here are the four different visas you can apply for:

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But don’t worry – here at The Travel Visa Company we take the stress out of the visa application process. For more information, or to apply, visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/australia/ or call our award winning team on 01270 250 590.

 

“Australia Day is a day driven by communities unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia.”

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Gordon Ramsay’s International Influence

Gordon Ramsay, the world renowned ‘shouty chef’ and holder of 7 Michelin stars, is well known both in the UK and America for his TV shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘, ‘Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares‘ and ‘Hotel Hell‘ but he has also totted up a total of  28 different restaurants across 3 continents! If you’re planning a holiday and need a few ideas of places to eat then be sure to check these out:

Europe / Asia / North America


 

Europe

Italy

Castel Monastero – Located in the city of Siena, Tuscany. The restaurant can be found inside the grounds of an 11th-century monastery which over looks the vast landscapes of the Italian country side.

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Forte Village –  Situated on the island of Sardinia. This is a place where the coastal views and white sandy beaches really captivate the atmosphere of the island.

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France

Au Trianon – Versailles, France. This is also restaurant to the Au Trianon Palace hotel. Another luxurious hotel that offers indulgent features such as a spa, gym and indoor pool.

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La Veranda – Also located in Versailles, France, La Veranda overlooks the Château de Versailles and combines stylish monochrome restaurant interiors with a relaxed brasserie ambience.

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Le Pressoir D’Argent – Bordeaux is quoted as “a masterpiece of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux. An ageless landmark of excellence reflecting the talent of its chef”.

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Asia

Qatar

Gordon Ramsay Doha – Good, hearty authentic dishes. This restaurant has won many accolades and awards for the food and service they provide including best romantic restaurant 2014.

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay – West Bay, Doha. Food is served in a relaxed and social dining environment. It also overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Hong Kong

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – Lan Kwai Fong. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails alongside a seasonal menu filled with quality dishes.

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London House – East Tsim Sha Tsui. It features an outdoor terrace with two levels of dining and views over the beautiful Victoria Harbour.

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Singapore

Bread Street Kitchen – Marina Bay Sands. A warehouse-designed restaurant and bar serving a British European menu with fresh seasonal produce.

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North America

USA

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Las Vegas – Classic English pub style food with an assortment drinks on tap located in the famous Ceasars palace.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City – British-themed venue with grand styling offers classic pub grub & craft beers.

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BURGR – Las Vegas. Serving traditional gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas. Known for “exceptional fine dining”  With dishes including caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras.

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*New* Fish & Chip Shop in Vegas – Summer 2016 Gordon is set to open his 4th establishment in Las Vegas. His very own fish and chip shop. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action in the kitchen as they prepare the made to order dishes.
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New Shanghai Disneyland

Record Breaker

Since its official open in June 16 2016, Disneyland Shanghai has been crowned worlds biggest Disney theme park ever!

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Entertainment

The resort features five entertainment districts, which are: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove. Each district has its own set of rides and roller-coasters ranging from big drops and thrill rides to scary  and dark themed rides!

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Accommodation

The resort has two hotels for residents staying there. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which has 420 rooms, 3 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 indoor pool and optional rooms with garden, theme park or lake views. As well as this, there is a Toy Story themed hotel that has approximately 800 rooms with 2 restaurants!

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Relaxation

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax within the madness of the theme park then The Wishing Star Park is where to go!

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the banks of a glimmering body of water where rest, relaxation and activities for the entire family await your arrival.

This would be the perfect place to chill out and unwind.

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Attractions

Along with the entertainment districts, hotels, gardens, restaurants and attractions there is also Disneytown that hold a whole host of different shops and stalls as well as meet and greets with some of the most famous and iconic Disney characters. There are movie themed restaurants, street bands, gardens and even circus attractions like the carousel. There is a huge amount of activities and attractions that won’t leave you disappointed!

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Getting There

Tempted to go? China has announced new visa changes!

We can help you with your visa application to China. With our award-winning customer service, our team on travel visa specialists can take the stress out of your application process!

For further information or to apply, contact us on: 01270 250 590

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What is a Schengen visa?

What is a Schengen Visa?

A Schengen visa allows the visitor to travel between the countries that are part of the Schengen area (also known as the Schengen zone). The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as if it were a single country. Of the 26 countries bound by the Schengen agreement, 22 are part of the EU and the other 4 are part of the EFTA.

Travellers must apply to the single destination that you travelling to or, if you are visiting more than one Schengen member country, you will need to do one of the following.

The Schengen visa allows the holder to stay a total of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for tourist or business purposes. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days.

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Certain nationalities are eligible for this visa. Find a list of them here.

How was the agreement created?

The Schengen Agreement got its name because the original treaty was signed on a river-boat in the river Moselle near the town of Schengen, Luxembourg, where the territories of France, Germany and Luxembourg meet.

It began with 5 countries: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany first signing the agreement.

Where to go and what to do:

With 26 different countries at your disposal, there’s going to be plenty to do – why not visit some of the most iconic cities in the world: Paris, Rome, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Zurich and more. There is also a plenty of famous landmarks that you can visit like the Roman Colosseum, the Acropolis of Athens, the Sagrada Familia and the Eiffel Tower.

But it doesn’t end there! There is more you can do while travelling through these 26 different countries: why not take your family / friends on a road-trip around Europe, take to the Alps for a ski session, visit local markets and museums, take a relaxing scenic walk or go it alone on a backpacking adventure!

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Visas

*Note: We advise that you apply at least 3 months before travelling.

*Note: It can take up to 4 weeks to obtain this visa.

We are now able to assist with all Schengen Visa Applications for non-UK Passport Holders. Visit our website here: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/schengen/

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