The initiative, launched last month, aims to spark a national conversation to bring about “positive, lasting change for future generations”. The questions explore how experiences in early childhood can impact Britain’s most difficult social challenges. … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton delivers passionate message in rare video
The former corporal major has already been cleared twice over the events which took place in the mid-1970s. In June 1974, Mr Hutchings was leading a patrol of four soldiers in Eglish, County Tyrone, when they came across an IRA unit moving weapons ahead of an attack. … [Read more...] about Dying soldier, 78, battles to halt trial over allegations a man was ‘murdered’ by British troops in Ulster 46 years ago
Cummings wrote in a blog last week that he hopes to recruit a crack team of “weirdos and misfits” to No 10. He said Brexit would require “large changes in policy and in the structure of decision-making” and the fact that the government had a comfortable majority meant there was “little need to worry about short-term unpopularity while trying to make rapid progress with long-term problems”. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Boris Johnson to open trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
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Mel Gibson's blue face paint in Braveheart is a nod to the Pictish tradition of body-paint - but the real Picts fought stark naked, and there are records of them doing so up until the 5th Century. … [Read more...] about Remains of a powerful Pict tribe’s ‘centre of power’ is discovered in Scotland with ancient textile tools and Celtic ‘gaming pieces’
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: “This plan only represents a ‘levelling-up’ for the super-rich, who will use free ports to hoard assets and avoid taxes while the rest of us feel the effects of under-funded public services.” … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to backtrack on HS2 rail link to the North and finally approve plans