Royal Pavilion Ice Rink in Brighton, East Sussex
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Happy Boxing Day!
Many of us will be heading out for a spot of post-Christmas exercise on Boxing Day, like these ice skaters in our homepage image. They're gliding across a temporary ice rink at the Royal Pavilion in the south coast resort of Brighton – built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV. The ice rink is said to be the only one of its kind in the UK powered entirely by green energy, found near the bustling shopping areas of the Lanes and North Laine.
If you’re shopping for bargains, maybe consider also paying homage to Boxing Day’s origins by helping those who are less fortunate. There are a few conflicting theories about how it all started, but it's generally accepted that the name Boxing Day comes from the giving of gift boxes by the rich to the poor the day after Christmas – traditionally a day off for servants.