“One thing I have become very sensitive about is this accusation that Conservatives are somehow racist,” Edward de Mesquita, who is standing as a Conservative candidate in West Hampstead, in London, told the Camden New Journal. “Conservatives are not racist. So many of the Conservatives have foreign wives, after all.
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Sunday 12 January 2014
Anna Whitwham’s debut novel doesn’t pull its punches. It opens with a fight on a canal path between two amateur boxers scrapping over a girl, and one ends up bottling the other. So much for the Corinthian spirit – this is more like potato spirit in a jam jar.
Friday 20 December 2013
King Arthur Pendragon says 'the spirit of Arthur has returned to have the ancients reinterred at Stonehenge'
Sunday 15 December 2013
Druids and archaeologists battle it out at Stonehenge’s new £27m centre
Exhibition reveals how London could have looked if radical development projects from the past century were given green light
Tuesday 03 December 2013
From knocking most of Covent Garden to building castles in the sky over Soho, London would look very different today if it wasn’t for conservationists
Monday 18 November 2013
Security experts warn that increasing interest has driven up price of medals on online auction sites
Francis Golding: Civil servant who went on to work with the likes of Rogers and Stirling and influenced the look of modern London
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Francis Golding was one of the country's leading architectural, planning and conservation consultants, and had a big influence on the look of contemporary London. He died from injuries sustained in one of the cycling accidents that occurred in Central London on 5 November. Golding's major clients included Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Terry Farrell, Rick Mather, Rafael Viñoli, Jean Nouvel and Michael Hopkins. With Foster he worked on the "Gherkin"; with Nouvel on One New Change, also in the City of London; and with Rogers he consulted on the controversial Chelsea Barracks. He was cross about the Prince of Wales's intervention, though in the case of the Prince's Poundbury development in Dorset, he said, "I've seen the past and it works."
Monday 14 October 2013
Golden treasures from prehistoric Britain’s Stonehenge era, most of which have never previously been on public display, are today being unveiled at a small provincial museum.
Architecture needs you! 'Heritage army' enlisted for big survey of England’s 345,000 Grade II listed buildings
Thursday 10 October 2013
English Heritages' annual 'at-risk' survey has found 5,700 listed buildings or sites deemed to be imperilled by neglect or decay, a fall of 131 from the previous year
Thursday 05 September 2013
The house that inspired Beatrix Potter to create her iconic characters – including Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin – has received listed status.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham is set to re-open in 2017
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Large sculpted moustachioed human head formed part of the wrecked ship’s 3.5 tonne rudder
Thursday 04 July 2013
The skateboarding community, National Theatre, and English Heritage groups have come together to put a spanner in the works of a planned redevelopment of the area
Sunday 30 June 2013
Up to £100,000 will be spent sprucing up two toilets in the House of Lords, it has been revealed.
Friday 21 June 2013
The neighbouring road is finally about to close
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders