Croquet match will settle centuries-old dispute over how to pronounce the name of the River Nene

Croquet match will settle centuries-old dispute between locals in Northampton and Peterborough over how to pronounce the name of the River Nene Locals in Northampton say ‘Nen’ but miles away in Peterborough they say ‘Neen’ First side to win five games in today’s match will decide the river’s pronunciation Both teams agreed to use the … Read more

Anglo-Saxon coin collector’s unparalleled treasure trove of 576 items sells for £856,000

Tony Abramson’s remarkable collection of historic Anglo-Saxon coins has sold at auction for a staggering £856,000 A finance director’s remarkable collection of historic Anglo-Saxon coins has sold at auction for a staggering £856,000. Tony Abramson, a former president of the Yorkshire Numismatic Society, started collecting coins aged four, in the 1950s. His passion developed during his … Read more

Anglo-Saxon coin collector’s unparalleled treasure trove of 576 items sells for £856,000

Tony Abramson’s remarkable collection of historic Anglo-Saxon coins has sold at auction for a staggering £856,000 A finance director’s remarkable collection of historic Anglo-Saxon coins has sold at auction for a staggering £856,000. Tony Abramson, a former president of the Yorkshire Numismatic Society, started collecting coins aged four, in the 1950s. His passion developed during his … Read more

Acclaimed British author Richard Cohen’s new book on historians is cancelled in the US

Acclaimed British author Richard Cohen’s new book on historians is cancelled in the US amid backlash at him for ‘not including enough black academics’ Author Richard Cohen is writing new 780-page book called ‘The History Makers’ Publisher Random House concerned it did not contain enough black academics Mr Cohen, 75, wrote extra 18,000 words after … Read more

The Hunterian appoints ‘curator of discomfort’ to address how collections sustain ‘white supremacy’

Prestigious museum The Hunterian appoints a ‘curator of discomfort’ to address how its collections helped sustain a legacy of ‘white supremacy’ Museum said ideologies had been ‘used to justify looting and plundering’  Zandra Yeaman to work with staff in the way exhibits are promoted to the public  Professor Jeremy Black warned against using today’s morals … Read more

Major incident declared after huge ‘gas explosion’ destroys three homes in Lancashire

Major incident declared after huge ‘gas explosion’ destroys three homes in Lancashire as neighbouring properties evacuated Suspected gas explosion has destroyed up to three houses in Lancashire Fire service said units were called to Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham last night Police said a safety cordon has been put in place and residents evacuated By Jack Wright … Read more

Sara Cox reveals Davina McCall, Richard Madeley and Jonathan Ross helped resurrect her radio career

DJ Sara Cox reveals Davina McCall, Richard Madeley and Jonathan Ross helped resurrect her radio career after a slump following the birth of her third child Sara Cox revealed the broadcasters rallied round to help kickstart her career The 46-year-old presents BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime programme and other shows Contacted Davina McCall, Richard Madeley and … Read more

Hunters face a total ban on bringing big game trophies back to the UK

Hunters face a total ban on bringing big game trophies back to the UK but campaigners fear a ‘blood money’ exemption for those who pay for conservation Almost 200 trophies were brought into the UK in 2019 alone including 15 tusks   Environment Secretary rules out an exemption to hunters funding conservation George Eustice vows to … Read more

RAF pilots are issued with a fleet of 15mph e-scooters to commute from their quarters to work

RAF pilots are issued with a fleet of 15mph e-scooters to commute from their quarters to work to encourage greener travel RAF pilots have been issued with a fleet of e-scooters with top speed of 15.5mph Personnel at RAF Marham in Norfolk use e-scooters to make three-mile journey  Military chiefs have purchased 90 of the … Read more

Tory MPs vow to stop Boris Johnson being suspended from the House of Commons by rejecting watchdog

Tory MPs vow to stop Boris Johnson being suspended from the House of Commons over his ‘freebie’ Mustique trip with Carrie Symonds by rejecting the verdict of the standards watchdog MPs threatening to vote down Boris Johnson sanction if Kathryn Stone calls for it Senior Tory said the PM’s mandate cannot be ‘overturned by a standards … Read more