For all the cuddly Thomas the Tank Engine nostalgia that surrounds Britain's railway history, it should never be forgotten that this was the story of capitalism in the raw. In the 19th century, fortunes were made but more typically lost and the winners were only too keen to signal their grand ambitions to the world.
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Sunday 15 July 2012
New exhibition of his music collection reveals the influences that made him great
Friday 13 July 2012
Whether you’re fixing yourself a strong martini or simply serving it over ice with lime, we’ve got the pure spirit for the job...
Friday 06 July 2012
Nearly a century ago, Mafia money bankrolled an explosion of erotic popular fiction, says Arifa Akbar
Friday 06 July 2012
This week I've been eating... Short ribs
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Britvic's withdrawal of its popular Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro children's drinks will cost it up £5m.
Friday 29 June 2012
From a chic hangout in a quiet cove to a left-field chill-out bar that aims to channel "the hippy spirit of India in the Eighties"...
Television fitness trainer Angie Dowds sent girlfriend a text message before committing suicide at Beachy Head
Friday 22 June 2012
A celebrity fitness trainer sent her girlfriend a text message reading “my heart is broken; my spirit is broken” before leaping to her death from Beachy Head.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
London is the most expensive city for an evening out, a cost comparison of the world's major cities reveals.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Britain in a Day – filmed by the plain people of Britain and assembled by Morgan Matthews – was, in the nature of its construction, a highly miscellaneous portrait of the nation. On Saturday 12 November last year, anyone who wanted to could film what they were up to that day and upload it to YouTube.
Sunday 03 June 2012
Coffee drinkers are woefully ignorant of the dangers lurking in their cup, a new report warns. Consumers should be provided with information about the caffeine content of their takeaway latte or espresso since most are unaware of how it varies in strength from shop to bar or from cup to mug.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Diageo has taken a further gulp of the growing cocktail sector by buying the spirit used to make the Brazilian drink caipirinha.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
A 21-year-old man who "wrecked the life of another human being" with one unprovoked punch has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Sunday 20 May 2012
One man was arrested on terrorism-related charges and another for possession of explosives, bringing the number of people arrested to five ahead of the NATO summit on Sunday in an alleged plot to target U.S. President Barack re-election headquarters.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Tuesday 17 April 2012
People are underestimating sugar levels in drinks which are perceived to be "healthy" options, according to new research.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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