Lee Rigby survived a tour of Afghanistan which left seven of his comrades dead before he returned to what his family believed was the comparative safety of London.
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Thursday 02 September 2010
A Beefeater sacked for allegedly harassing the first female Yeoman Warder has been offered an apology and a financial pay-out, it emerged today.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Saturday 05 December 2009
Travel certainties are rare, and mostly negative. Inadvertently sail your yacht into Iranian territorial waters, and you can be sure that the authorities will not point you in the right direction and bid you a cheery farewell. Turn up one minute late for your Ryanair flight, and the ground staff will not give you a knowing wink and usher you on board with a smile.
Thursday 26 November 2009
Even allowing for the fact that change overtakes some institutions earlier than others, the Tower of London seems a particular laggard. It recruited its first female Beefeater only two years ago, designed a special uniform for her and sent her out on parade. Modernising the Beefeater staff was one thing, though; modernising attitudes quite another. Now two Yeoman Warders have been dismissed after an inquiry into harassment. The lady beefeater, it seems, had hardly been in her job two minutes before she was bullied.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
In 1598 Sir John Peyton, the Lieutenant of the Tower of London, declared that some of the Yeoman Warders tasked with guarding prisoners and looking after the crown jewels were “given to drunckeness [sic], disorders and quarrels”. If he were still alive, Sir John could be forgiven for thinking that little has changed in the last 400 years.
Monday 02 November 2009
The Tower of London's first female Beefeater was allegedly subjected to a bullying campaign by some of her male colleagues, it was revealed today.
Friday 30 October 2009
Seren's new series invites writers to re-interpret the 11 stories of the Welsh epic, the Mabinogion.
Friday 02 October 2009
Though John Box may be unfamiliar, he was responsible for one of the most memorable scenes in British cinema. The slow, ominous approach of Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia was largely his creation. So was the memorable sequence in Man for All Seasons of changing seasons viewed from a Tower of London cell.
Friday 28 August 2009
The new professional head of the Army Sir David Richards took charge today, pledging to focus on the military effort in Afghanistan.
Saturday 08 August 2009
Monday 27 July 2009
Thursday 23 July 2009
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Saturday 20 December 2008
Early in Ken Livingstone's reign as Mayor of London he famously said: "No one but a moron would get rid of the Routemaster." Eventually he had to eat his words as Douglas Scott's icon of the capital creaked to its 50th anniversary and the end of the road. Livingstone saved himself from entire humiliation by retaining two Routemaster tourist routes – No 9 and No 15 – which still ply their way between Harrods and the Tower of London.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
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Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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