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The Gunpowder Plot
Offbeat  (tags: History, Houses of Parliament, King James 1, England )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot." In 1605, a group of disaffected Catholics plotted to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords.
11 Things You Only Know If You're a True Londoner
Offbeat  (tags: London, England, UK, Londoner, cockney, facts )

Offline
- 15 days ago - metro.co.uk
It is perhaps the greatest city in the world and everyone who visits feels like, to some extent, it's theirs.
Chilling Image of 'Grey Lady Ghost' Captured in Archway at Castle Claimed to Be the Most Haunted in England
Offbeat  (tags: Grey lady, ghost, haunted castle, Dudley castle, West Midlands, England, UK )

Offline
- 22 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The blurred close-up appears to show the outline of a woman with black hair dressed in grey robes standing next to a girl in an archway in the Sharington Range - buildings erected within the castle in the mid-1500s
Magna Carta Restored for 800th Anniversary
Offbeat  (tags: Anniversary, King John, Runnymede, Magna Carta, England, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A ballot has opened for the chance to see the four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta displayed together for the first time.
The Trench Coat's Forgotten WW1 Roots
Offbeat  (tags: Clothing, fashion, Coat, Trench, WW1, England, UK )

Ray
- 24 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It is a fashion classic that has endured through the decades. But away from catwalk shows and Hollywood glamour, the trench coat's first starring role was in World War One kitting out battle-weary soldiers.
A Reminder for Despairing Brits: Delhi Gym Will Always Be a Corner of the Empire
Offbeat  (tags: India, satire, Scotland, England, partitioning, referendum )

Evelyn
- 31 days ago - scroll.in
The British withdrew from their colonies, one by one, but hey developed a taste for partitioning. They partitioned Palestine, Cyprus, Ireland, North America, us. They have run out of things to partition, & now they are partitioning themselves
Noisy Neighbours: Howling Huskies and Macaws Next Door
Offbeat  (tags: Noisy neighbours, Humans, Animals, England, UK )

Ray
- 33 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How do you solve the noisy problem of howling huskies or cacophonous macaws?, England counts itself as a nation of animal lovers but that love can be stretched to breaking point when animals make life a "living hell".
King Richard III Killed By Blows to Skull
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, killed, skull, battle of bosworth, UK, England )

Offline
- 42 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new scientific research.
Manchester Dogs Home Fire: Arson Suspect Being Protected By Family After Death Threats
Offbeat  (tags: Manchester, England, UK, dogs home, arson, dogs, killed, fire, cruelty, death )

Offline
- 46 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The 15-year-old was arrested and bailed, suspected of arson, after the fire killed more than 60 animals and leaving 150 homeless
Extraordinary Outpouring of Generosity as More Than £400,000 Is Raised in Hours Following Arson Attack on Manchester Dogs' Home
Offbeat  (tags: Fire, dogs home, arson, sad news, rescued, Manchester, England, UK, fire fighters )

Offline
- 47 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A 14-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting a fire that ripped through one of Britain's largest dog homes and killed 53 animals.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, Fire, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 47 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blaze that swept through a dogs' home has now claimed the lives of 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from the fire, which broke out at Manchester Dogs' Home in Moss Brook Road in Harpurhey on Thursday evening.
Manchester Dogs Home: Why Is the Fundraising So Successful?
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs Home, fundraising, Manchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 47 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The story of the fire at the Manchester Dogs' Home has seen animal-lovers flock to donate more than £750,000 and raise awareness by posting "selfies" of themselves and their dog. But why do some tragedies provoke such outpourings when others do not?
Youth Mental Health Care 'in Dark Ages', Says Minister
Offbeat  (tags: Healthcare, Mental Health, England, UK )

Ray
- 70 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
Mysteries of Medieval Graffiti in England's Churches
Offbeat  (tags: Medieval, English Churches, England, UK )

Ray
- 101 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England's past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?
Life in a Christian 'Fundamentalist' School
Offbeat  (tags: Schools, Bible studies, Christian, Islam, Education, England, UK )

Ray
- 138 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Trojan Horse investigation has focused on an alleged plot to take over some Birmingham schools and run them according to Islamic principles. But while the role of Islam in education has come in for scrutiny,
 

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