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  Weekender 2006 / 7  
Weekender
 

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- April Fool's Day

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- Mothering Sunday

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- Carbon Footprints

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- Loch Ness Monster

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- Release of Mr Mandela

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This month find out about:

April Fool's Day
April 1st is April Fool's Day! In Britain it's a day when people play tricks on each other. It might be a prank or simply a practical joke. You can't trust anyone on April Fool's Day, not even the BBC. On a serious news programme In 1957 they broadcast a hoax story about spaghetti growing on trees in Switzerland

Mothering Sunday
In Britain this Sunday is Mother's Day, also called Mothering Sunday, when people give flowers, cards and other gifts to their mothers.

Carbon Footprints
How can we help the environment by changing the way we shop, travel and use energy? Do you recycle, use public transport and energy saving light-bulbs?

Loch Ness Monster
Have you heard of the Loch Ness Monster. It's often called Nessie. Many people believe that there is a huge dinosaur type creature that lives in a lake in Scotland. The Loch Ness Monster is a famous tourist attraction, but does it really exist ?

Release of Nelson Mandela
On February 11th 1990, Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison and went on to become South Africa's very first democratically elected president. Mr Mandela was locked up for 27 years and during that time, many people around the world campaigned for his release and an end to apartheid. Join Yvonne Archer as we roll back the years.

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