Shotgun once belonging to an infamous London socialite to be sold at auction 

A shotgun which belonged to one of the most intriguing women of 19th century high society is set to sell at auction next month. The 28-bore shotgun, which dates back to the late 1800s, belonged to Lady Valerie Susan Meux who was known as a banjo-playing prostitute before marrying the brewer and politician Sir Henry Bruce … Read more Shotgun once belonging to an infamous London socialite to be sold at auction 

Wreckage of a Spitfire belonging to WWII hero pilot discovered washed up on Dutch beach

The wreckage of a Spitfire belonging to World War II hero pilot who vanished without trace during a bombing mission in 1944 has been discovered on Dutch beach.  Sydney Hatfield Cheeseman, 21, from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent disappeared 20 miles off the Dutch coast while escorting US bombers to a Nazi air base. … Read more Wreckage of a Spitfire belonging to WWII hero pilot discovered washed up on Dutch beach

Japanese-inspired mansion belonging to Dave Brubeck hits the market in Connecticut for $2,750,000

The scenic Connecticut home that belonged to jazz icon Dave Brubeck has gone on the market for a staggering $2,750,000.  Brubeck, who grew in prominence in the 50s, tapped architect Beverly David Thorne to design the Japanese-inspired Wilton home as his stardom continued to grow. It was completed in 1963. The abode is being shone … Read more Japanese-inspired mansion belonging to Dave Brubeck hits the market in Connecticut for $2,750,000

Damaged helmet and bravery medal haul belonging to war hero sells for more than £18,000

The helmet and bravery medals awarded to a Spitfire ace who survived being struck by flak while travelling at 300mph have sold for more than £18,000.  Group Captain Arthur Donaldson, of 263 Squadron, a hero of the defence of Malta during the Second World War, withstood being hit by flak which blew off his helmet … Read more Damaged helmet and bravery medal haul belonging to war hero sells for more than £18,000

Toys including dolls and teddies belonging to Jewish child victims and survivors of the holocaust

The experiences of Jewish children during the Holocaust are being told through their toys and games in a poignant new online exhibition.   Alongside an estimated six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945, including 1.5 million children, many hundreds of thousands were displaced or lived in ghettos, where young people treasured their … Read more Toys including dolls and teddies belonging to Jewish child victims and survivors of the holocaust

Giant 27-inch horn belonging to an auroch is found in the River Severn estuary

Giant 27-inch horn belonging to an extinct species of wild cattle that roamed Britain 5,000 years old is discovered in the River Severn estuary Horn was found protruding from the sand and was spotted by two brothers   After freeing the relic the brothers realised it likely was extremely rare   Preliminary analysis indicates this specific horn is around 5,000 … Read more Giant 27-inch horn belonging to an auroch is found in the River Severn estuary

Police identify body found in woods as belonging to Louise Smith, 16

Police have confirmed that a body found in Hampshire woodland on Thursday is that of 16-year-old Louise Smith.  The teenager, from the Leigh Park area, was reported missing on VE Day earlier this month. Hampshire Police said formal identification procedures had been completed and that the teenager’s family had been informed – and were being … Read more Police identify body found in woods as belonging to Louise Smith, 16

Police investigating disappearance of Louise Smith, 16, search flat belonging to married couple

Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Louise Smith have searched the home of a married couple five minutes walk from her house. Specialist forensic officers have been seen taking ‘bag loads’ of items including carpet and clothing from the first-floor flat in Havant, Hampshire. Neighbours said the couple had been arrested last week on suspicion … Read more Police investigating disappearance of Louise Smith, 16, search flat belonging to married couple