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For Sale: Five-Bedroom £1.2million Mansion With Heated Pool, Private Cellar ... and KING ARTHUR Buried in the Back Garden
Offbeat  (tags: Knights, round table, King Arthur, UK, for sale, buried, garden )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
With a heated swimming pool, private cellar and three acres of garden, you might say this five-bedroom mansion is fit for a King.
Tortoise Duct-Taped Inside Cereal Box for 18 Hours By Gumtree Seller in London Posting to Scotland
Offbeat  (tags: London, tortoise, UK, Scotland, cereal box, posted, mail, gumtree )

Scooby
- 2 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A pet owner who bought a tortoise on Gumtree for £100 was stunned when it arrived duct-taped to the inside of a cereal box.
Unpalatable Truth About Your Supermarket Duck - Raised 10,000 to a Shed With No Water to Paddle in...
Offbeat  (tags: Ducks, sheds, animal cruelty, UK, supermarkets )

Scooby
- 4 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
For those who enjoy being served good food, the sight of a delicious duck à l'orange or succulent confit is sure to whet the appetite.
Mentally Ill Children Held in Prison Cells as Care Facilities Cut
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Corruption, Politics, Protest, Psychology, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
Vulnerable British children are finding themselves locked in prisons rather than receiving required medical help, as hospitals and medical centers lack the resources to treat them, new figures show.
Height of Achievement: World's Tallest Man Meets World's Smallest
Offbeat  (tags: Celebrity, Culture, Tourism, Turkey, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
The world's tallest man and his counterpart, the world's smallest, have been photographed alongside one another at a special event to commemorate Guinness World Record (GWR) Day.
Heathrow Airspace Trials: Life Under the Flight Path
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Airplane, flight path, DOT, UK )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At the end of 2013, Heathrow began testing new take-off routes as part of a government-led strategy to improve efficiency, capacity and safety.
Monty the Penguin - Enjoy!
Offbeat  (tags: John Lewis, monty, penguin, friend, video, UK, boy )

Scooby
- 14 days ago - m.youtube.com
I know it's not Christmas yet, here's a delightful advert to get you in the spirit of it. Enjoy!
Winston Churchill Wanted to Nuke Kremlin 'to Win Cold War,' FBI Memo Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags History, Nuclear, Politics, Russia, UK, WWII )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
A secret memo from the FBI's archives has revealed that Britain's Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to "wipe out" the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.
Poppy Display Segment at Tower of London Given Extension
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Poppy Display, Tower of London, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A key part of the World War One poppy display at the Tower of London is to remain in place until the end of November, the prime minister has said.
The English City That Wanted to 'Break Away' From the UK
Offbeat  (tags: English City, Liverpool, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thirty years ago left-wingers in Liverpool, bitterly opposed to Margaret Thatcher, attempted to oppose central government and go their own way.
Staffordshire Police Begins Two-Week Gun Amnesty
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Law, Amnesty, Police, Staffordshire, England, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in Staffordshire. The surrender, in response to a law change in July, will allow owners of antique or unwanted firearms to hand them over without fear of prosecution.
How Can Disused Historical Churches Be Saved?
Offbeat  (tags: Churches, Churches Conservation Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, Grade I listed churches, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A charity charged with looking after disused churches is seeing its collection of beautiful, but high maintenance, buildings grow. In the face of funding cuts and rising costs, how can these churches be saved?
World War One: The Story of the Welsh Boy Soldiers
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Boy Soldiers, Wales, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As armistice day approaches on the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, the sacrifice made by those who fought for their country will be remembered.
How Stonehenge Site Became the World's Largest Military Training Camp
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Military Base, Stonehenge, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Many of England's historic sites - some of which played key roles defending the country in past centuries - were given new roles during World War One. Tudor castles came to the defence of the nation once again, while country houses helped wounded soldiers
 

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