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Having done a bit of reading the other day i came across the rather fascinating revelation that Britain has invaded nearly 90% of the world’s countries during its history, with only 22 out of 193 not on the receiving end of a bit of Great British aggression. The findings are detailed in a book, “All […]

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Hello all, we are coming ever closer to the very important question which will decide the future of our 300 year old union, the United Kingdom. In September Scotland will vote in a referendum as to whether it will continue to be part of the union or go it solo.At a debate held yesterday by […]

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Teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton has died peacefully in his sleep, his mother said on his Facebook page. The 19-year-old, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, raised more than £3.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust after news of his plight spread on social media. His mother announced on Facebook that he passed away peacefully in his sleep […]

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Stephen Sutton, 19, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 15. When he was 17, he learned it was terminal. That’s when he made a bucket list. Sutton dreamed up 46 experiences to complete in the short years he had left, from “hugging an animal bigger than me” to crowd-surfing. But the greatest […]

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In the summer of 2013 Stephen Frey (undoubtedly a bloody genius) did a small series on the City of London, revealing that essentially it is in a world of it’s own. So bear with me whilst I try to explain just how the City of London functions as its own small entity. Firstly the City […]

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The £1 coin is to be replaced with a new 12-sided version, shaped like the old “threepenny bit”, in a bid to tackle forgery, the government announced this morning. Today Chancellor George Osborne will announce the replacement of the current £1 coin – which has been in circulation for over thirty years. The new coin […]

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Some exciting new Star Wars news to hit the circuit this morning! Lucasfilm has announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will set around 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi, and will star “a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.” This follows the […]

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman “was found dead in his bathroom of an apparent drug overdose” in his New York City home, a New York Police Department official said. He was 46. An official cause of death has not been confirmed by NYC’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Hoffman has a prominent role in […]

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In the space of exactly a month – from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914, to the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28th – Europe had gone from peaceful prosperity to a conflict zone that would bring down four empires and cost more than 15 million […]

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2014 will mark 100 years since the start of the First World War, and here in the UK more than £50m has been allocated for the ‘historic’ commemoration of the centenary. The Queen is to lead the nation in commemorating the centenary at a service in Glasgow Cathedral where she will be joined by other heads of state. […]