While politicians agonise over the size of the Government’s debt, one of the most expensive publicly funded projects in recent years is quietly getting under way.
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
Royal Household must ‘do more with less’, say MPs after review of finances
Monday 27 January 2014
In the current BBC series, Sherlock Holmes solves his crimes as much through his powers of recall as deduction. Here's how to apply them to your degree
Monday 27 January 2014
Viollet-le-Duc dominates 19th-century theories of architectural restoration.
Saturday 25 January 2014
Freedom Party event welcomed Marine le Pen and 'extremists'
The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo, book review: 'The beheaded queen who continues to bewitch and bother'
Wednesday 22 January 2014
I hadn't realised – until I read this book – how much work Henry VIII's marital problems caused the stonemasons of Hampton Court. After years of carving the letters H&C all over the place, Henry got rid of Catherine of Aragon, so the Cs had to be reworked as As. But, no sooner was the last A in place than Anne Boleyn was executed on Tower Hill and the As had to become Js to suit Jane Seymour, who promptly died in childbirth. And there were still three more queens to go, so, lots more chiseling, presumably.
Sunday 19 January 2014
French press reports President likely to choose actress Julie Gayet and ask First Lady to leave Elysee Palace
Thursday 16 January 2014
Notable hauls include a rare hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins
Wednesday 15 January 2014
The status of Trierweiler, who is paid for by the French taxpayer, is a legitimate matter for enquiry. The rest isn't
Alexandra Bastedo: Co-star of the late-1960s science fiction espionage series 'The Champions' who went on to run an animal sanctuary
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Alexandra Bastedo was an actress who came to fame as the secret agent Sharron Macready in the television series The Champions, directed by Cyril Frankel, which ran for 30 episodes during the late 1960s. For the last 30 years she had run an animal sanctuary.
Sunday 12 January 2014
A leading toxicologist has said that Alexander the Great may have died after drinking wine made from a poisonous plant that would have cause a slow and painful death
Thursday 09 January 2014
Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
Monday 06 January 2014
David Phelan discovers how to survive a Las Vegas trade show
Saturday 04 January 2014
Something to Declare
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Introducing the first officially accredited Russian-speaking bilingual nursery in Britain
Thursday 26 December 2013
He looks like he’s enjoying a nice Christmas dinner
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government