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    Olympic Medals Revealed for Rio 2016

    We’re on countdown for that moment when the best athletes from around the globe compete in the largest sporting event in the world, the Olympics Games. To mark the milestone the Rio 2016 organisers, along with the Brazilian Mint, have…

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    European Veterans Fencing Team Championship Medals 2016

    The beginning of this month saw more than 400 fencers from across Europe convene for the European Veterans Fencing Team Championship right here in Britain. And yes you’ve guessed it; we at Medals UK are delighted to have produced the winners’ European Veterans Fencing Team Championship Medals for the prestigious event.

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    Exclusive Commemorative Coin to Mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday

    In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s very special milestone Medals UK has produced an exclusive commemorative coin to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

    Thursday 21 April 2016 sees the Queen celebrate her 90th birthday, having been born on this day in Mayfair, London at 2.40am in 1926. At the time of her birth she was third in line of succession to the throne, behind Edward Prince of Wales, later to be King Edward VIII and her father, the Duke…

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    Commemorative War Horse Coin Commission

    We are so lucky at Medals UK to work with such a varied (and lovely) client base. We get to produce custom made medals and coins for charities, through to schools and businesses, and every so often we are commissioned to create something really different and unique.

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    Bespoke Medals mark National Celebration for GKR Karate

    Over the years we at Medals UK  have established long-standing relationships with a number of clients. We’ve enjoyed seeing how the companies have developed and grown and have delighted in the pleasure we have given to the thousands of individuals who’ve been presented with our bespoke medals, awards…

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    Team GB Top the Para Cycling Leader Board…

    Team GB topped the medals board in last weekend’s Para…

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    9 Foods Brits Can’t Live Without

    When it comes to eating habits, we Brits are a strange bunch, we go abroad and crave home foods, we idolise our favourite food brands and even decorate our homes…

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    Lest We Forget – The Military Award

    2014 saw the end of a thirteen-year campaign in Afghanistan, with the campaign in Iraq ending in 2011. During this time many British service men and women have given their lives in one way or another to the cause.

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    5 Strange British Traditions

    Tourists visiting Great Britain are regularly enamoured by a much of British culture, whether its our food, or sites or most commonly, our Royal Family. What many of our visitors don’t get the chance to understand though, are some of the strange traditions performed across the country. So, we’re going to take at look at some of our most familiar strange British traditions.

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    6 of the Greatest Moments in British Sport

    In Britain, we do like to have a good old moan about our lot when it comes to sport, whether it’s Wayne Rooney’s captaincy or if Kevin Pietersen…

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    How Much is Money Actually Worth?

    Money plays a big part in our lives. We all work hard for it and seem to spend it in a flash. But have you ever stopped and thought, how much is money actually worth? 

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  • 9 of the Weirdest Trophies You’ve Ever Seen

    Š—“Err...thanks?Š— is the only thing you'd have to say if you were awarded one of these weird trophies. If you're here to create custom made medals to celebrate successes,these very peculiar trophies should give you some weird inspiration and some pointers Š—– probably about what not to make...

    1. The Acapulco Open tennis trophy

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    Here's Raphael Nadal eating a giant silver pear embedded with a golden tennis ball. The Acapulco...

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    5 Examples Historic Fashionable Neckwear

    A shiny, hard-won award medal and a classy bow tie may be enough neck wear for any esteemed gentleman in the 21st Century, but 500 years ago, your neck wear choices may not have been quite so unobtrusive.

    The Great British Isles has had a long flirtation with different types of male neck accessories. We may now have settled on simple ties, bow ties and the occasional ostentatious cravat, but our neck wear history is much...

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  • 6 Awkward Awards You Wouldn’t Want to Win

    Sometimes trophies and Awards medals are something to cheer and commemorate. But sometimes, they're best kept in the attic and never spoken of again. Here are 6 not-so-impressive awards you don't want to be nominated for.

    1. The Bad Sex in Literature Award

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    This venerable award is given to the writer of the most toe-curling (in the bad way) sex scene from that year's...

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  • 11 Ridiculous British Laws

    Where British Law is concerned, we all know our stuff right? Maybe not, when we take a closer look at some of these ridiculous and real British laws.

    1. Cows on the Roadway at Night

    Cows on the Roadway at Night A real and official British law explicitly states, No cows may be driven down the roadway between 10AM and 7PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police. We would assume that the Commissioner of...

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    Cup of Tea: A ‘Potted’ History of the British Cuppa

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    A cuppa, char, Rosy Lee, a brew, whatever you call your cup of tea, pop the kettle on, put your feet up and discover a quickξ Š—“pottedŠ— history of tea in the UK.

    Š—“More tea, vicar?Š—

    Tea was first bought to British shores by the Portuguese queen consort of Charles II, Catherine of Braganza in the 1660s. Yet the British love of tea didn't become a raging, mainstream phenomenon until...

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    8 British Institutions Who Turned Down Honours from The Queen

    We're not used to winners turning down our bespoke medals here at UK Medals, but there are plenty of British institutions how have turned down the honor of a knighthood from Her Royal Highness herself. Discover 10 of our favorite figures who have said no thank you to knighthood and dameship. The cheek!

    1. David Bowie

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    There's a starman waiting in...

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    History Through a Lens: 4 Famous British Monocle Wearers

    Ah! The monocle! Long associated with old-fashioned British toffs and a stiff upper lip, you may be surprised to learn that there’s much more

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    6 Weird British Public School Traditions

    Whether they’re being awarded with school medals, wearing preposterous top hats or engaging in arcane sporting activities, the prestigious British public school is a peculiar place. Here are 6 weird traditions from the Crème de la Crème of expensive UK educational establishments.

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    11 War Hero Animals Awarded Medals

    Over the past century, hundreds of two- and four-legged heroes have been awarded recognition for their gallantry. Today we’re introducing you to 11 of the furry and feathered champions.

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