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Top Gear episodes to be made available on Facebook

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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Top Gear episodes to be made available on Facebook” was written by Mark Sweney, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 10.46 UTC

BBC Worldwide is make episodes of Top Gear available to Facebook users at a cost of 93p.

The BBC’s commercial arm has developed a video-on-demand app for Facebook that will allow users of the website to rent a limited number of Top Gear episodes using Facebook Credits.

The corporation is initially offering three episodes – the Polar Special, US Road Trip and Vietnam Road Trip – at a cost of 15 Facebook Credits each, the equivalent of 93p. Once rented, episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.

Facebook has about 700 million users globally, but the Top Gear episodes will only be made available for users in Europe, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

"Top Gear has amassed a huge following on Facebook with almost 14 million friends following the brand itself and the Stig," said the show’s managing director, Adam Waddell. "We’re always looking at ways of adding value for the core fans of the show so it’s entirely appropriate that we should be one of the first TV shows to make its premium content available via Facebook."

Last month BBC Worldwide struck a similar deal with Facebook to allow fans to watch classic episodes of Doctor Who.

On Monday Miramax unveiled a movie streaming service through Facebook at a cost of 30 Facebook Credits each.

Last week FA Cup sponsor Budweiser brokered a deal with non-league teams Ascot United and Wembley FC to stream the opening game of the FA Cup live.

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‘Washing machines live just as long without Calgon’ – Which?

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The Chelsea Flower Show: 10 things you didn’t know

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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “The Chelsea Flower Show: 10 things you didn’t know” was written by Matthew Appleby and Jane Perrone, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 24th May 2011 09.38 UTC

1. B&Q had to move its 10m veg tower garden a metre or two so it couldn’t be seen behind BBC presenter Alan Titchmarsh, who is the face of B&Q. BBC rules say no advertising by presenters.

2. Parsnips were one of the star plants in the best in show garden, designed by Cleve West for the Daily Telegraph. It was inspired by Roman ruins in Libya.

3. Two gardens will raise money for natural disaster victims – Tamata from New Zealand and the Japanese show garden. Tamata designer Xanthe White’s last show garden was destroyed by the Christchurch earthquake in February.

4. Most expensive items at the show are a Barbara Hepworth sculpture on Yorkshire tourism garden and a sculpture on the Hillier exhibit. Both £70k-ish. Much less than last year’s bling – a £10m diamond on David Domoney’s garden.

5. The Monaco Garden was visited by Prince Albert, who is a keen gardener, a passion passed down from his late mother Princess Grace.

6. Strangest celebrity mis-match of the show had to be JLS doing flower arranging in the Great Pavilion aided by Simon Lycett. They looked suitably bemused by the whole event.

7. Big name designers might not return to the show until 2013, Chelsea’s centenary. We’re talking Christopher Bradley-Hole, Andy Sturgeon and Tom Stuart-Smith. This year’s big names are Bunny Guinness, Diarmuid Gavin and James Wong.

8. The most expensive garden – The Times at £400,000.

9. Biggest tree ever at Chelsea-a 11m Thuja on Leeds Council‘s show garden. Not the 6m tree on Hillier’s stand as widely reported.

10. It costs £40,000 to fix the ground at the site post show. Kestrel Contractors does the work and the site is ready to use by mid June.

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The Daily Dust Review: Storm Tea

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The wedding of the year has been and gone, time to put the buntings and British flags away…bringing out the British in us felt rather natural and the good news is that it does not have to stop here – it’s with great excitement that we agreed to put to the test Storm Tea…after all drinking tea is a very British thing to do!

Storm Tea

So will it be the big bang or leave us with a dusty after taste…One of our reporters took the box home last week and give it a good tasting!

Description:

15 silk pyramids of organic english tea neatly packed in a clear box – the clever use of silk reveals the tea in its “raw” texture and releases the tea fragrance far better than the usual paper fiber.

I brewed one tea bag for a whole tea pot (average 3 cups) and the brewing time required was remarkably short.  I would normally add 2 tea bags with regular brands to achieve the same strength.

Tea Bag - Storm Tea

The initial fragrance was an early indication that this tea would be flavoursome and it certainly matched all expectations.

Stormtea.co.uk are ticking all the boxes  and we are giving it an official 9 Dusts out of 10.  This brew beats anything we’ve had the pleasure to drink and it doesn’t require half a cup of milk and three sugars!

Stormtea.co.uk have updates on both  facebook and twitter.

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SFTW – A Handful Of Models And A DailyDust Message From Kelly Brook..

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Not a lot is needed to be written about this. A few weeks ago..we were lucky to have been invited to the following video shoot, yes it is a rough life..

Below are the behind the scenes footage which form the launch of new Lynx Excite – Lynx has created new digital game to go with it which is launching soon..but let’s cut to the chase…

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