Two people have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner following her successful campaign to ensure a woman features on British banknotes.
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Friday 03 January 2014
Remember the good old days when titles of novels were nothing more than, well, titles, rather than marketing manoeuvres? Wuthering Heights denoted the place where the book was set. The Canterbury Tales were tales told by pilgrims on the way to – yes – Canterbury. Crime and Punishment was about just that. Madame Bovary was the doomed titular figure on which the tragedy was based. King Lear, Hamlet – same deal.
Friday 20 December 2013
The Bank of England has confirmed that the next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film, rather than on the cotton paper currently used.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
New £10 note featuring Jane Austen to follow in 2017
Wednesday 13 November 2013
The plaster mask was sold for £175,000 to an overseas buyer earlier this year by a descendant of the brother of its original owner
Monday 11 November 2013
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an ambitious minister possessed of a large department tampers with the legacy of the country’s most celebrated woman novelist at his peril. A point not lost on the new shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt, who today challenged Michael Gove to confirm that pupils studying only English Language will be “excluded from studying great works of English literature”.
An answer to the 'Jane Austen problem': Kissing assesses the genetic quality of a potential sexual partner
Friday 11 October 2013
Study finds that women rated it more important than men in indicating the desirability of a potential mate
Monday 23 September 2013
Anonymous donation of £100,000 helps prevent the ring leaving the UK
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Outlook Forget the gold standard. Britain's currency is about to go plastic. No, the Bank of England is not suggesting linking sterling to the price of plastic, if there were such a thing.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The handwritten book by Ebenezer Cobb Morley contains the 13 original laws of football
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Judges with 'bespoke' training to oversee complex abuse cases, but no new specialist courts, MPs told
Thursday 01 August 2013
The Government has stepped in to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a gold and turquoise ring once owned by Jane Austen out of the country.
Twitter faces inquiry over internet trolls’ rape threats against MPs and activist, as man is arrested
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Representatives from social media company expected to be called by Commons committee over threats of sexual violence against women
Sunday 28 July 2013
Criado-Perez said she received 'about 50 abusive tweets an hour for about 12 hours'
Twitter faces boycott after 'inaction' over rape threats against feminist bank notes campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez
Saturday 27 July 2013
Ms Criado-Perez played prominent role in ensuring that Jane Austen would feature on the new £10 note
Friday 26 July 2013
TV pick of the week: The Mill
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
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