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Battle over Richard III's remains

Battle over the remains of Richard III continues

After the discovery of the bones of Richard III under a car park in Leicester last year, the debate over where his remains should be reburied is still unresolved. A year after the remains of...
London West End

Five ideas for rainy days in London

It's official: this January has been the wettest on record, and with no sign of the rain abating, here are our top tips for spending rainy days in London.  Visit a museum London is teeming with...
Govan Stones

The Govan Stones: Scotland’s best-kept secret

One of Scotland's best collections of medieval monuments, the Govan Stones, are finally getting the recognition they deserve. They may have lain largely undisturbed in a Scottish graveyard for 1000 years, but ever since the...
Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

Best cosy London pubs

Brrr… it’s cold out there, so here is our pick of the best London pubs for a winter warmer, complete with log fires and hot toddies a plenty Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden Hidden down a...
Winston Churchill as a boy

New photos of Winston Churchill at school emerge

Images of a young Winston Churchill, considered to be the oldest original photos of the formidable leader, have been uncovered and will be sold at auction later this year. A photographic company tasked with digitising...
Forth Bridge/George Gaston/Wikipedia

Forth Bridge in bid for World Heritage status

The British government is hoping to get the Forth Bridge, which links Edinburgh and Fife, classified as a World Heritage site. Following its nomination by the British government for World Heritage site status, Unesco will...

Royal baby names for Zara Phillips’ daughter

As the Queen’s granddaughter settles into motherhood, we give Zara Phillips some ideas of royal baby names. British Bookies William Hill may have slashed the odds on Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall naming their baby...

Prehistoric Britain at Natural History Museum

A new exhibition – Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story – shows life as it was in a lost, prehistoric world. Long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings shaped Britain, the country was...

Great Court at the British Museum

Lunch in a landmark at the British Museum with the opening of a wonderful new restaurant. If you haven't visited the British Museum before, you will be wowed by your first glimpse of the light-filled...

Discovered: bones of King Alfred the Great

The bones of King Alfred the Great have been found inside a box at Winchester Museum. Although a high-profile excavation in a graveyard on the site of the former Hyde Abbey, Winchester, took place in...

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