The UK is well known for its stunning countryside but did you know that 11% of the country is made up of forests? One of the most famous is Sherwood Forest, the home of the medieval legend of Robin Hood.
The UK-wide celebration of culture for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The London 2012 Festival, will last for 12 weeks. The Festival will feature more than 25,000 leading artists from all 204 competing nations.
At the age of just 17, British Paralympian swimmer, Eleanor Simmonds, will be taking part in her second Paralympic Games in London this year. Ellie was the youngest British athlete in China in 2008 where she became the youngest ever Briton to win an individual gold medal at the Paralympic Games with two gold medals.
Did you know that 19 per cent of the world’s top-selling medicines were developed in the UK – in this Britain is second only to the US – and we attract almost 10 per cent of the world’s pharmaceutical R&D funding.