“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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Friday 12 October 2012
A 100-year-old cinema in Devon, a Margate roller coaster and Britain's first atomic bomb store, in Thetford Heath, Suffolk, are among the historic sites at risk of being lost for future generations, warns English Heritage.
Monday 16 July 2012
The BBC has sold its landmark Television Centre for about £200 million.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
Thousands of people have marked the summer solstice despite the celebration being one of the wettest in years.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Multi-million pound plans to regenerate historic Crystal Palace Park were upheld by the High Court today.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an early playhouse used by William Shakespeare's company where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Petrol stations are not known for fuelling aesthetic enlightenment (think more financial ruin, as we watch our money flow away in a blur of digits) but there was a time when filling up required a sophisticated setting.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Cancellation of music festival leaves owner struggling to pay for essential repair work
Saturday 17 March 2012
Experts fear they are fighting a losing battle as increasingly erratic conditions take their toll
Tuesday 06 March 2012
A blue plaque will honour Jean Rhys, whose life was marked by alcoholism, prostitution and doomed affairs
Sunday 12 February 2012
Sunday 18 December 2011
Christmas books of the year: From the boxer who couldn't run to the footballer who couldn't pass, these sporting books and biogs celebrate some unusual triumphs over adversity
Friday 18 November 2011
A man has been arrested after a set of Bronze Age earthworks more than 4,000 years old were vandalised.
Friday 28 October 2011
A playwright has pulled out of a project to dramatise a castle's history claiming the quango that commissioned it wanted to censor references to Jews and Nazis in the Second World War for fear of "offending" the audience.
Sunday 04 September 2011
When the British fashion design duo Antoni & Alison bought a derelict 1820s house, they spent a year, they say, "Going, 'Agh! What do we do with it?'" They wanted to respect its history but not to the point that it resembled an English Heritage property. The result is a surprisingly beautiful blend of giant Mr Blobby ornaments and painstakingly salvaged authenticity (above). On 17 September, as part of London Fashion Week, they open it to the public (open houselondon. org.uk). I asked Antoni what he'd learnt during the restoration...
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