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I was at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, a few weeks ago with my eight-year old grand-daughter. As the official website says ‘water...

HM Elizabeth and Her Purple Line

The Queen made a surprise visit on Tuesday to Bond Street tube station in London to be told that Crossrail is going to be named...

The Flannan Isles Mystery

St Kilda is well-known as the isolated archipelago 40 miles (64 km) west of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Following crop...

What’s on tonight?

On 1 September 1939, a Mickey Mouse cartoon, Mickey’s Gala Premier, was the last television programme to be broadcast by the BBC before the service...

Who’s coming to dinner?

Most popular newspapers and magazines have a page or column where some well known person or local luminary answers questions about themselves, some bland, some quite...

Mind the Gap

‘Please mind the gap between the train and the platform’ is a recorded announcement familiar to travellers on the London Underground. The ‘tube’ is the...

Art on Trial

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames is a new exhibition of Whistler’s etching and paintings at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London....

The Dabbawalas

I recently watched an enjoyable film The Lunchbox made in 2013 by first-time director Ritesh Batra, set in modern-day Mumbai. A lunchbox is delivered to the wrong person,...

Brad’s Tea Hut, Epping Forest

It’s not everyday there’s a victory against the march of change where market forces so often prevail regardless of the consequences. A victory for...

The Aero Girls

Between 1950 and 1957, the York chocolate maker Rowntree used portraits of women in national advertising campaigns in newspapers, magazines, and on ITV for...

Horsell Common & H G Wells

Map of Horsell Common. The common also has three Bronze Age barrows which are scheduled ancient monuments protected by law, as well as a...

British Prime Minister Assassinated

Just over two hundred years ago, on 11 May 1812, John Bellingham, a Liverpool businessman shot dead the Rt Hon Spencer Perceval, the Prime...

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