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English Counties

Seeking Border Flag Flying Flexibility

St George & Saltire

This week members of parliament have been discussing the issue of border flag flying flexibility when it comes to flying of national flags on either side of the Scottish and English border. The issue was initially raised by a Berwickshire councillor. He has asked whether flags other than the Saltire can be flown on the […]

Think you can design a new Northamptonshire County flag? Entries welcome!

Northamptonshire county council is looking for designs for a new flag that can help to portray the area on flagpoles and on banners throughout the county. Submitted entries will be whittled down to just 5 which will then be put to a public vote. Entries can be made until January 17 and judging will take place […]

New County Durham flag is Unveiled at Durham Cathedral

County Durham has a new county flag which has now been registered with the Flag Institute’s UK Flag Registry. The  design incorporates St Cuthbert’s Cross which represents the Anglo Saxon bishop, scholar and patron saint of northern England. In addition the new flag design also incorporates the coat of arms palatinate colours of blue and yellow. […]

God’s own county set to get its very own flag

Devon and Lincolnshire are two British counties that have successfully developed and produced their own custom flags recently. Now the county of East Yorkshire is aiming to follow suit with its own county flag as well. The Yorkshire Ridings Society does already have an official flag, comprising a white rose on a blue background that […]

Second Attempt To Get Flagpole For Sussex Pub In Readiness For Jubilee

After being turned down at the first attempt of requesting permission to fly a flag outside their local pub, villagers in Sussex are submitting another application in the hope they will be able to soon be able to fly a Union Jack flag outside the pub. Regardless of having the support of local residents, the […]

Town Councillors Campaign For Flagpoles

Town councillors from Bideford, North Devon, are in disagreement with their Devon County Council colleagues who claimed that three flagpoles requested by the town councillors for Bideford town square were nothing more than “clutter.” In a recent article, the North Devon Gazette said that the town council was notified by the county council that the […]

Quest For Coveted Purple Flag Status For Hull

In an effort to be acknowledged as a place where safe and quality night time enjoyment can be experienced, several public agencies in Hull are pooling their resources in order to attain Purple Flag status for the town. Humberside Police and Hull City Council are two of the many agencies that are striving to make […]

Hope For New Flag In Time For Remembrance Day Service At Town Hall

It is hoped that Cleckheaton Town Hall will have a new Union Flag in time for Remembrance Day services. Campaigners have welcomed the news that the Town Hall at Cleckheaton will have a new flag, as the one that is in situ at the moment is too small and tatty to be considered as fitting […]

Scouts To Fly Yorkshire Flag At International Jamboree In Sweden

Scouts from Harrogate will be flying the flag for Yorkshire when they attend a jamboree in Sweden. The nine scouts will hoist the flag of the White Rose at the jamboree which coincides with the annual celebrations for Yorkshire Day.

Church Stretton Cursed By Recurring Flag Thefts

Repeated flag thefts in Church Stretton, Shropshire, are leaving civic leaders despondent and downhearted. Regardless of the flag being hoisted or the occasion being celebrated, the volunteers who are hoisting the flags are seeing losses multiplying and flags are disappearing almost as soon as they are put in place. One of the helpers, Chris Kolvin, […]