The Thames Path combines history with nature as it forges towards the capital from Hampton Court Palace
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Friday 20 September 2013
A Sheffield substation and a Cold War bunker get Grade II* status
Imagine the late fine! Back at last, the holy book that someone 'borrowed' from St Paul's Cathedral library in the 1800s
Monday 02 September 2013
The Missal of Sarum, that went missing from St Paul’s Cathedral, has now been found
Sunday 25 August 2013
In truth, the prince has lamentably little influence over what gets built
Friday 09 August 2013
The man who pays his way
Sunday 07 July 2013
The healthy relationship has long invigorated both
Wednesday 23 January 2013
It is the sort of discovery that would have had Inspector Morse grumpily downing his pint and climbing into the red Jaguar.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Industrial decline and cleaner energy production have led to pollution erosion at St Paul's Cathedral being at a 300-year low.
Sunday 05 August 2012
The Bard's glorious, grisly, world springs to life. Verily, it's a triumph!
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Demonstrators who have been camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London since October last year were finally evicted on last night as riot police and bailiffs moved in after dark, dragging both tents and protesters away.
Friday 01 July 2011
London's history has been told by countless authors. Its biography has been written and rewritten. Its criminal underbelly has been scoured, its subterranean landscape crawled through and its transport systems charted. Its mad have been placed on the couch, its poor pored over and its rich laid bare. So, even for a history fan with a taste for the place, it takes a clever theme or a neat gimmick to make yet another account of the capital's past seem appealing. Leo Hollis's is to explore London's history through 12 buildings.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
One of Britain's most famous cathedrals is to celebrate its first day without scaffolding for 15 years when a £40 million restoration project draws to a close.
Saturday 07 May 2011
My parents were... and are fantastic role models. They met at St Mary's medical school. After they married, my mother gave up nursing to be a mum, dad went on to be a surgeon. Now, in their eighties, they show no signs of slowing down; they have a busier social life than I do and they always put the needs of others before their own. They are truly remarkable people.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
Come up to the roof of the erstwhile pub I bought and renovated with my husband, Olly Hoeben, 11 years ago, and you will see his dream of 50 years made real. Around the flat, decked roof with its expansive views of London, and a sky that seems so close you could touch it, are three timber, glass and lead units, precisely designed to look and feel like ships' cabins. But why cabins at the top of an urban building? The reason is found in Olly's formative teenage years. Aged 15, he went to sea as a trainee able seaman. It was what many working-class lads, growing up in Amsterdam in the poverty-stricken years immediately after the war, did to earn a living.
Thursday 13 January 2011
The Shard skyscraper now being constructed looms over St Paul's Cathedral, seemingly dwarfing the traditional view of London's skyline that St Paul's has dominated since it was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1710.
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