The Thames Path combines history with nature as it forges towards the capital from Hampton Court Palace
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
Why are we asking this now?
The Barracks is a dream site for any developer who might be a descendent of Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia, circa 550BC. The site covers more than five hectares of one of London's fanciest sites, close to the river and directly opposite Wren's Royal Hospital. In the Croesus stakes, few families are wealthier than the royal clan of Qatar, one of whose companies, Qatari Diar, bought the Barracks jointly with CPC Group, operated by the Candy brothers, for £950m last year. Prince Charles dislikes their scheme for the site, designed by Lord Rogers' practice, Rogers Stirk Harbour, and has apparently quilled a note to Qatar's rulers, asking them to use another architect.
Monday 09 March 2009
Sunday 04 January 2009
One of the most distinctive and historic landmarks in the UK is to reopen to visitors early next month after a £4.5 million improvement programme.
Saturday 06 December 2008
There's no getting past the name. And there's a faint disappointment that Slaughter is not a reference to a bloodied battlefield or even an abattoir; it is actually a confused local stab at speaking French. William the Conqueror gave this corner of the Cotswolds to the Norman knight Philip de Sloitre and his reward was to have his name massacred.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Sunday 08 June 2008
Monday 02 May 2005
Thursday 19 August 2004
Monday 24 May 2004
Wednesday 17 March 2004
They record the dying wishes of some of the greatest Britons, including Shakespeare, Sir Christopher Wren, Horatio Nelson and Jane Austen.
Saturday 25 October 2003
Globalizing Rights, edited by Matthew J Gibney <br></br>Human Rights, Human Wrongs, edited by Nicholas Owen
Thursday 10 April 2003
Monday 31 March 2003
Saturday 07 December 2002
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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