The night sky is a dark place, with only the moon and stars to cast any light. But throughout the long winters high in the northern hemisphere there are nights that are illuminated with spectacular displays of green and blue light dancing across the skies. We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights. The Aurora borealis, to give them their proper name.

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Ye Olde Mitre Tavern

A wonderful historic London pub set in Ely Court, The Ye Olde Mitre takes traditional pub-keeping seriously. With a wealth of real ales on tap, great home-made bar snacks, and a friendly team behind the bar, this really is one of the best watering holes in historic London.

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Marius Silver Jubilee, known as 'Milton' (16 February 1977- 4 July 1999), was a grey gelding, 16.2 hands (66 inches; 168cm) high at the withers, shown here with his rider, John Whitaker MBE. Milton achieved many international victories, becoming the first horse outside the racing world to win more than £1 million in prize money. A favourite with the crowd, he often ended a successful round with a leap into the air. After his death, Milton was buried at the Whitaker's Yorkshire farm.

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