Captain Cook

A replica of James Cook’s ship was met with Maori protestors as it docked in Gisborne to mark the 250th anniversary of the British explorer’s arrival in New Zealand.
Have you ever heard of Sir Edgar Speyer? The chances are that unless you have stayed at his former sprawling home on the North Norfolk coast where his story and sad demise is displayed in the lobby - now the splendid Sea Marge Hotel where I first heard of him - it is unlikely that his name will be familiar to you.
Unless you plan on living another 115 years, tonight is your last chance to see one of the most magical astronomical sights: the planet Venus passing across the face of the Sun.