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This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
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AS NEW ZEALAND sleepwalks towards another general election with all the parliamentary parties offering similar market-driven polices and which will see over 700,000 people stay away from the poling booths once again, we look towards Jeremy Corbyn and...

This image, taken by Matt Hallas in the East Midlands, was sent into the BBC's splendid Weather Watchers page, which has many more atmospheric delights.

U.K. Labour enjoyed its biggest surge in electoral support since 1945. It did so by rejecting the Blairite dogma of a 'broad church' Labour and campaigning as an unashamedly working class and left wing party.WHILE CONSERVATIVE FOGHORNS like Newstalk...

Between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,650 British beneficiaries died shortly after being found 'fit to work'. Capital, and the governments that represent the interests of capital, kill people.IN THE AFTERMATH of another terrorist atrocity, whi...

DESPITE HAVING climbed to number one on the iTunes UK music charts, radio stations are refusing to play 'Liar, Liar' by the London-based group Captain Ska.The ska-style song attacks Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative Party’s record o...

Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980) was born in Upper Silesia Germany/now Poland, into a religious Jewish family. His parents were Bernhard and Dorothea, and his sisters were Margarethe Guttmann, Alice Bamberger and Liesel Karger. He started studying medicin...

The Ionian island of Corfu, off the west coast of Greece, is 56 ks long but only 18 ks wide. Now some quick and messy history. Before the French Revolutionary Wars, the Ionian Islands had been part of the Republic of Venice. Then the 1797 treaty ...