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York’s historic Mansion House will see its biggest investment since it was built in the 18th century thanks to a funding announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). City of York Council has welcomed the award to help improve access, displays and conservation at the Mansion House. The HLF has granted £1,198,700 to support the […]
Near the small village of Chatton in Northumberland’s north east stands a 3,000 year-old earthen rampart that offers an unrivalled view across the whole of this magnificent county – from the rounded humps of the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to Lindisfarne where creamy sands swirl into the North Sea. What makes this panorama […]
2015 marks Churchill’s 50th anniversary. Winston Churchill began his career as a colonial policeman in the North-West borderlands of India, and this experience was the beginning of his long relationship with the Islamic world. Overturning the widely-accepted consensus that Churchill was indifferent to, and even contemptuous of, matters concerning the Middle East, this book unravels […]
The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean‘s Oasis of the Seas has sailed into Southampton’s port for the first time. The ship is unable to leave until 23.59 when the tidal conditions are at a premium and there is no other river traffic which will allow the ship to carry out a three point turn.