The Belgian frigate has transported its cargo of sacred soil from the cemeteries of WWI battlefields in Flanders to London for use in a new Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks.
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Sunday 08 September 2013
Anti-racism protesters kettled by police after breaking away from counter-demonstration
Wednesday 07 August 2013
History: Founded in the summer of 2011 by the philosopher A.C. Grayling with the participation and advice of some of the world’s top academics, New College of the Humanities is a private undergraduate college.
Move over Nigella, here's Proper Pub Food and The Incredible Spice Men, the BBC’s next wave of TV cookery shows
Sunday 02 June 2013
We’re tiring of Masterchef in all its incarnations, aren’t we? We’re exhausted by Gordon Ramsay shouting at Yanks in Kitchen Nightmares; we’ve been charmed by Lorraine Pascal’s brownies and Levi Roots’s chilli sauce and Mary Berry’s tarts and Paul Hollywood’s kneading skills – but don’t you wish someone had the courage to say: “That’s enough cookery shows for now, thanks!” What culinary niche can possibly still be unexplored? Which gastro-territory remains uncharted? Don’t ask. The BBC always has an answer – or, two.
Saturday 30 March 2013
From mapping Manhattan and California cool to leather luggage
Torso of African boy detectives believe was killed in a ritual sacrifice before being tossed into the Thames is 'identified' by key witness
Thursday 07 February 2013
Torso named Adam by detectives has been 'revealed' as Nigerian-born Patrick Erhabor
Thursday 04 October 2012
Blaine's back with a new stunt: he will risk being zapped with 1m volts for three days.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Blend of youth and old hands sees off Dutch in gripping Greenwich finale
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Troops drafted in to protect London 2012 venues after the G4S fiasco make up 50 per cent of security personnel stationed at the Olympic Park.
Friday 27 July 2012
Jeremy Hunt narrowly avoided injuring bystanders today when a bell he was ringing flew off its handle during an Olympics celebration.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Giant Olympic rings became the crowning glory on Tower Bridge today to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Games.
Monday 04 June 2012
Anti-monarchists blocked from reaching the Thames trade insults with revellers
Thursday 17 May 2012
Half a million buttons will decorate banner on barge carrying the Queen on her Jubilee Pageant
Friday 30 March 2012
They like a nickname Down Under – there is a federal law that states no team can depart Australian shores without having "roos" attached to their name – but when it comes to James Magnussen, it's not so much a moniker as a statement of intent.
Saturday 24 March 2012
It's funny how the personality of a TV celebrity can permeate a place he owns. Gregg Wallace comes across on MasterChef as a no-nonsense, don't-muck-about, straight-talking, plain-dealing kind of geezer, not a foodie, certainly not a cook, just a chap who loves his food and appreciates it in big quantities. His most characteristic utterance in praise of a dish is, "I could polish off a 'ole plate of that". When you visit his new restaurant, Gregg's grinning visage keeps turning up in your head, beaming encouragement, defying you to find fault and criticise his down-home style.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Manager confident his side can avoid relegation despite extremely tricky run-in to end of season
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'