From old train seats to Tube station posters, the next stop could be your house, says Trish Lorenz
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Thursday 15 April 2010
A trainee teacher said she was "ecstatic" today after being cleared of having sex with one of her pupils.
Monday 12 April 2010
Thursday 08 April 2010
Saturday 06 March 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
The obsessive nature of railway nuts is exemplified by a footnote in the Annotated Sherlock Holmes quoted by Engel. It concerns the exact train Watson caught to Baskerville Hall in 1870: "Although there was a slower train at 11.45, only by taking the 10.30 or 10.35 could they have obtained lunch at Exeter..."
Sir Laurence Pumphrey: Diplomat decorated for wartime bravery who later served as Ambassador to Pakistan
Thursday 04 February 2010
Laurie Pumphrey, who died at his home in Northumberland on 23 December aged 93, was a star entrant into the diplomatic service in the first post-war reconstruction exam in 1945.
Thursday 04 February 2010
King's College London is celebrating a triumph of sorts. After 180 years of coveting the East wing of Somerset House, and after many false dawns, it has finally got its hands on it. The men from the Inland Revenue who occupied the lovely neo-classical building have left, and the college is to expand, acquiring an architectural gem and more space.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Tens of thousands of commuters suffered travel delays today after a trespasser walked on to one of the busiest railway lines in the country.
Monday 04 January 2010
I met a man nine months ago and we started a relationship. He is 45 and I'm 30. He's always made it very clear that he is never going to get married and settle down, and doesn't want children, but we are so happy together and I am completely in love for the first time in my life. I feel I should broach the subject of taking things further, but I'm so frightened he'll back off. I feel he can't have meant what he said. What can I do?
Best wishes, Evelyn
Thursday 10 December 2009
A kung fu teacher was today jailed for 18 months after sexually assaulting two young girls in anti-rape classes.
Saturday 21 November 2009
If you try to tart up simple information with topical chat you risk turning fatuous. An article on Wednesday about design discussed the origins of the word "ergonomics": "Those who are irritated by composites like Brangelina or Jedward won't like this, but ergonomics is a portmanteau word too – a combination of the Greek ergos and nomos (work and natural laws)."
Thursday 19 November 2009
Has the class war been won without a shot being fired? It's almost tempting to believe so on hearing the news that Eton College will allow pupils from the local state school to use its cricket pitches and rowing lake.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Detectives hunting a gunman who shot at two policemen have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
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