Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is “astonished” at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a “normal, decent human being”.
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Saturday 11 September 2010
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon
In the 1870s, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild built an opulent, 16th-century-style chateau to entertain his friends and display his art collection. It was opened to the public and gifted to the National Trust in 1957, although the Rothschild family remains closely involved. Visitors can explore 45 rooms. The collection includes paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Dutch Old Masters. The gardens, too, are a joy.
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (01296 653 226; waddesdon.org.uk ). Admission to house and gardens: adults £13.20 weekdays, £15 weekends.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The bodies of two people, thought to be a mother and child, have been found in a house destroyed by a massive fire, emergency services said today.
Saturday 04 September 2010
The head of the top performing GCSE school claims today that the exam is no longer "academically challenging".
Saturday 28 August 2010
Boys at independent schools have scored better A-level results than girls at the top level.
Monday 23 August 2010
Torrential downpours are expected to hit large areas of the country tonight as forecasters warn of flash flooding and lightning strikes.
Monday 26 July 2010
A law student will go on trial today accused of murdering his father.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
prolonged hot weather may be fine for us but it's not much good for wildlife, and it is particularly bad for hedgehogs, while for baby hedgehogs it's even worse.
Sunday 11 July 2010
The country house associated with one of the greatest political scandals of the 20th century will later this month offer its hotel guests a special package that will include a "scandal tour".
Saturday 10 July 2010
A former gamekeeper has been charged with murder six years after a retired colonel was shot dead with a shotgun as he answered his front door.
Saturday 10 July 2010
McDonald's will help recruit and train the 70,000 volunteers who will be key to staging the London 2012 Olympics.
Saturday 26 June 2010
One of Roman Britain's darkest secrets is close to being laid bare by modern science. Experts from English Heritage are examining dozens of infant skeletons buried 17 centuries ago in a quiet valley just north of the River Thames in Buckinghamshire.
Saturday 29 May 2010
A kitchen porter has been charged with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.
Friday 14 May 2010
Around 400,000 homes had their television reception back today after a fire engulfed a 200m-high transmitter.
Thursday 13 May 2010
A horse trader convicted of the worst case of animal cruelty ever seen by the RSPCA absconded from court as he awaited sentence.
Saturday 08 May 2010
Although Ukip's Nigel Farage remained in hospital after the light-aircraft crash that almost killed him on polling day, scenes at the Buckingham count, where he stood for Parliament, remained decidedly colourful.
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