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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough