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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Wednesday 01 June 2011
Tuesday 17 May 2011
With a woven moose and Norwegian flag, a German hairdresser has won the title for the world's best beard.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Proposals to bring back standing areas at football grounds have been blasted by the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG).
Saturday 05 March 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
Sunday 19 December 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
A weary crew of female seafarers were today celebrating on land after becoming the first women to row non-stop around the coast of Britain.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Plans for a new £25 million River Thames crossing using a cable car system were unveiled today by Transport for London (TfL).
Saturday 19 June 2010
The Independent's food critic Tracey MacLeod has been voted Restaurant Reviewer of the Year at the coveted Guild of Food Writers Awards, for her work in The Independent Magazine.
Saturday 12 June 2010
We all take the British Standards Institution's Kitemark for granted, but it was a revolutionary development. The idea of appending an unmistakable brand of quality assurance to goods and services dates back to 1903, when the clever rearrangement of the letters BSM – British Standard Mark – was devised, a small landmark in the development of a modern industrial society.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Dan Llywelyn Hall’s ‘From Armistice to Afghanistan’, a display of 25 drawings and paintings of both current and former service men and women including the final portraits of the last two WW1 veterans, Henry Allingham and Harry Patch, is to open tomorrow in London.
Monday 11 May 2009
London's Tower Bridge was closed to traffic today after six people were injured in a lift in the Victorian structure's north tower.
Monday 01 December 2008
As his jaded players go their separate ways while nursing post rugby Grand Slam-winning hangovers, All Blacks head coach Graham Henry happily heads home immune to one headache - adverse public reaction when he arrives in Auckland.
Sunday 30 November 2008
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more