“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 02 August 2009
A species of super ant with a fatal attraction to electricity has been discovered marching through Hidcote Manor gardens in Gloucestershire, one of England's finest National Trust properties. It is thought to be the first time Lasius neglectus, known as the Asian super ant, has been recorded in the UK, although the ants have been spotted in Germany, Hungary, France, Spain and Poland.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Record numbers of people descended on Stonehenge this morning to mark the summer solstice.
Saturday 20 June 2009
Last week, the gooseberries were looking particularly promising in the kitchen gardens of Down House. Rows of bushes were burgeoning with small green fruit, raising expectations of a bumper crop later this summer. Charles Darwin – botanist, geologist, zoologist and author of the book that profoundly changed perceptions of the world – would no doubt have been pleased. Here, ever experimenting, he once nurtured 54 varieties of gooseberry, along with 41 types of pea and numerous species of other vegetable.
Saturday 13 June 2009
Andrew Saunders was the Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings at the Department of the Environment, and later at English Heritage, from 1973-1989. For much of his life, he was a very distinguished, albeit strictly part-time, professional archaeologist. And he ended his career as a respected and popular senior administrator and professional advisor on England's ancient monuments and historic buildings.
The Weekend's Television: English Heritage, Fri, BBC2<br></br>Boy Meets Girl, Fri, ITV1<br></br>Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain, Sun, ITV1
Monday 04 May 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Monday 16 February 2009
Britain's archaeological heritage is being plundered by illegal metal detector users who face little danger of being caught, a report said today.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
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