“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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Monday 31 March 2008
Archaeologists have begun a historic dig which they hope will unravel the ancient mystery of Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain.
Friday 08 February 2008
Tuesday 12 December 2006
Villa's 10th draw in 17 Premiership matches might have been easy to predict as a newly determined Sheffield United put the resilience of Martin O'Neill's side to the test but the route by which it was reached would have surprised to anyone anticipating a battle of attrition.
Saturday 10 June 2006
Sunday 04 June 2006
Wednesday 31 May 2006
David Blanchflower, the controversial new appointee to the Bank of England's rate-setting committee, was told by MPs yesterday to put in extra effort to make up for the fact he will not live in the UK full-time.
Tuesday 03 January 2006
Tuesday 20 September 2005
Saturday 19 February 2005
A letter arrives at Self Towers from English Heritage and the Women's Institute, asking me to take part in their new, joint campaign, "Save our Streets".
Thursday 16 December 2004
Thousands of magnificent listed buildings and sites are in a state of disrepair despite evidence that they enhance cultural life and boost the economy.
Tuesday 14 December 2004
The Government has reneged on its early commitment to the arts with a funding settlement which will destroy all the progress of recent years, cultural leaders said yesterday.
Tuesday 30 November 2004
The Crystal Palace represented the apex of Victorian achievement, a high temple to technology, commerce, empire and the natural world, and the odd concrete dinosaur. But it was destroyed in Britain's largest peacetime fire, three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.
Friday 15 October 2004
An army of 220,000 Women's Institute and conservation group members was mobilised yesterday to help rid Britain's streets of clutter, misplaced signs and ugly paving schemes.
Friday 06 August 2004
Friday 06 August 2004
English Heritage has proved itself, paradoxically, an organisation in tune with the times. The idea of resurrecting the defunct post of court jester is a good one, because the number of people willing to speak truth to power these days (with or without a funny hat) is falling. And besides, everyone likes a good laugh. But who is suitably qualified to fill this important role? Perhaps the Football Association, after it has completed its inquiry, could put forward a suitable candidate. After all, has there ever been a collection of clowns to rival the present incumbents of Soho Square?
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