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Width of a standard double bed (in the UK) Click to show or hide the answer
Originating in France, but now awarded by an international organisation based in Denmark: flown at a beach that's deemed to be clean and pollution–free Click to show or hide the answer
Annual event: reintroduced in 2012, twenty years after it was scrapped by the Scout Association for health & safety reasons Click to show or hide the answer
Distress signal used by Marconi operators in the early years of the 20th century, but replaced from 1906 by the internationally recognised 'SOS' Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
New Zealand–based comedy duo: Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement Click to show or hide the answer
Foodstuff featured in an annual festival on the Isle of Wight (since 1983), to fund the island's booming industry of growing it Click to show or hide the answer
International sports competition created by media mogul Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s (US boycott 1980, Soviet Bloc boycott 1984); held five times, 1986–2001 Click to show or hide the answer
The personification of the French Republic – as Britannia is the personification of Great Britain Click to show or hide the answer
Replaced the gestatorial chair (sedia gestatoria) in the 1970s Click to show or hide the answer
Has used registration numbers in the range SCV 1 to SCV 9, and (since 2013) SCV 00919
Inaugurated in 1965, first recipient was actor Rupert Davies; discontinued in 2003, last recipient was Stephen Fry; other recipients include Harold Wilson (1964 and 1976), Eric Morecambe (1970), Fred Trueman (1974), Ian Botham (1988), Tony Benn (1992) Click to show or hide the answer
Inaugurated in 1981; first recipient was Felicity Kendal – apart from a 'one–off award' to Barbara Windsor in 1976; other recipients include Anneka Rice (1986); first male recipient was Michael Barrymore (1986, alongside Anneka Rice); since 1997 there has been a male and a female recipient each year Click to show or hide the answer
Name used for a match, from about 1830 at least until the First World War – after the Roman goddess of the hearth Click to show or hide the answer

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