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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, […]

Victory Eludes Cambridge College After ‘University Challenge’ Flag Debacle

Long-running television show University Challenge are at the centre of a dispute about the answer to a question concerning the identity of a red and white striped flag, which also had the Union flag in the top left hand corner. A Homerton College contestant answered the question, and identified the flag as that of the […]

Heartbroken Scouts Searching For Stolen Flag And Flagpole

After the theft of a brand new flagpole and flag less than 48 hours after they had been raised, scouts in Lincolnshire are contemplating how to get their property back. The scouts realised the flagpole and Union flag were missing when they attended a scout meeting at Kinwell Road. The 2nd Market Rasen Scout Group […]

Councillors Campaign For Return Of Flag At Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris councillors are hoping that Beaumaris Castle will soon be able to fly the national flag from the walls of the castle. Due to health and safety concerns five years ago, heritage organisation, Cadw, said that the existing flagpole and flag had to be taken down. In an effort to reinstate the castle’s flagpole and […]

Ripon Cathedral Blessing For Ghurka Flag

Ripon Cathedral has blessed a flag that represents the Nepalese community and former Ghurkas. Howard Whiting, chairman of the Ripon branch of the Royal British Legion and Major (Ret’d) Laxmi Bhakta Bantawa, chairman of the Leeds Nepalese Community Association, were responsible for the idea of having a blessing for the flag. The flag was consecrated […]

Good Causes Win As Retired Policeman To Fly The Flag

In an effort to raise money for good causes, a retired policeman is flying the flag for donations. When Jens Hislop and wife Andrea bought their house in Mill Hey, Haworth, a flagpole in the garden was included as part of the fixtures and fittings of the property. The flagpole was used occasionally for ceremonial […]

‘Blue Blanket’ Flag To Fly At Riding Of The Marches

The Riding of the Marches event will this year play host to a replica of the historic ‘Blue Blanket’ flag. After being rescued from the fields of battle at Flodden in 1513, the flag will take centre stage at the Riding Of The Marches event and will celebrate the return of Randolph Murray, Captain of […]

Burning American Flag In London Attracts Condemnation

By setting fire to an American flag outside the American embassy in London during the 9/11 remembrance service, a group of extremist Muslims have been rigorously condemned by fellow Muslims who said that the extremists were a shame to their religion, with some of the harshest criticism coming from the Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) group. […]

Flag Makers Expect Increased Demand For Palestinian Flags

In preparation for an expected rush on Palestinian flags, a flag making family business on the West Bank is working overtime so that expected orders can be fulfilled when the United Nations are approached by the Palestinian Authority to gain statehood. A family business that has been trading for over 40 years from the family […]

Chinese Flag Burning Farmer Jailed

A famer from mainland China has been jailed for burning the Chinese flag. Farmer Zhu Rongchang set fire to the Chinese flag at Golden Bauhinia Square in the centre of Hong Kong, on 22nd July. The 74 year-old farmer was sentenced to three weeks in prison for the infringement. Pleading not guilty to the charge, […]