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Knocker Uppers: Waking Up the Workers in Industrial Britain
Offbeat  (tags: Knocker uppers, Employment, Britain )

Ray
- 57 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As the clocks go forward for the start of British Summer Time, many of us will rue the loss of an hour in bed. But how did people get to work on time before alarm clocks?
Britain's Biggest House - Which Was Owned By the Aristocrat Who Inspired Mr Darcy and Has FIVE MILES of Corridors
Offbeat  (tags: wentworth woodhouse, mansion, britain, england, mr darcy, jane austen )

Scooby
- 201 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Britain's largest private home and the former residence of the man who inspired Jane Austen's legendary character Mr Darcy has been sold for £8million.
Historic Country Estate Previously Owned By EIGHT British Monarchs Including Alfred the Great and Henry VIII
Offbeat  (tags: arreton manor, isle of wight, monarch, history, britain )

Scooby
- 210 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Arreton Manor on the Isle of Wight dates back to at least 872AD and its earliest known royal owner was King Alfred the Great.
Birth of Baby Rhino in Britain Gives Hope for Future of Endangered Species
Offbeat  (tags: uk, britain, canterbury, england, black rhino, endangered, born, damara )

Scooby
- 219 days ago - metro.co.uk
Damara is said to be âEUR~doing wellâEUR(TM) after she gave birth to a male calf at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury. It is the first black rhino birth in the parkâEUR(TM)s 40-year history.
Number of Butterflies Halves in Just 40 Years: Intense Farming and Fewer Wild Flowers Blamed for Some Species' Numbers Falling B
Offbeat  (tags: butterflies, britain, declining, endangered, farming )

Scooby
- 219 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Britain's native butterflies are dying out âEUR" with numbers almost halving since 1976.
Heaven on Our Doorstep: The Most Spectacular Sceneries in Britain That Have Inspired Generations of Poets and Authors
Offbeat  (tags: britain, uk, history, scenery, pictures, abbey, poets )

Scooby
- 264 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Perhaps it is a by-product of decades of travel writing, but the more I see of abroad, the better Britain looks to me.
On This Day 1939: Britain and France Declare War on Germany
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, War Declared, Britain, France, Germany )

Ray
- 267 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago. At 1115 BST the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced the British deadline for the
Stunning Seven-Bed Country Home Complete With Its Own FOLLY That Inspired a Lilliput Lane Ornament
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, folly, lilliput lane, ornaments, for sale, Victorian )

Scooby
- 268 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Only the most picturesque buildings in Britain are chosen to be represented in the Lilliput Lane collection.
The Cost of War In Graphics
Offbeat  (tags: cost of war, UN members, Britain, USA, Iraq, Afghanistan, money, tax dollars, waste, pain, horror, perspective, graphics )

Dandelion
- 278 days ago - demonocracy.info
United States Britain and the UN-Member nations all went into Afghanistan and Iraq to help save the world. This is how much it cost them to Ensure safety for the World. Feel safer? Your tax dollars at work.
I Tried a TV Remote But Ringing for a Servant Is So Much Easier! The Queen Mother's Disarming Confession
Offbeat  (tags: Queen Elizabeth II, reign, monarchy, UK, Britain )

Scooby
- 279 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
On September 9, the Queen becomes BritainâEUR(TM)s longest-reigning monarch. But how well do we really know the Windsors? THOMAS BLAIKIE reveals some surprisingly informal anecdotes he has gathered from private sources close to the Royal Family..
A Little Piece of Heaven Called Hell, a Castle Buried Deep Among Woodland Beauty and Place to Tickle Your Senses
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, UK, places, video, history )

Scooby
- 286 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
All this week, weâEUR(TM)ve been revealing the Glories of Secret Britain in a series of brilliant articles.
The Glories of Secret Britain: 20 Unsung But Fabulous Historic Houses Too Few of Us Know About That You Simply MUST Visit Read
Offbeat  (tags: Mansions, Britain, houses, history, visit, secret, UK )

Scooby
- 290 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
All this week, in a series of superb pullouts for you to collect, the Mail is revealing 100 Glories of Secret Britain: the wonderful sights across the country too few of us know about or visit. Use them to make the most of your summer holiday and marvel
British Jihadi's VJ Day Plot to Bomb the Queen in Central London
Offbeat  (tags: britain, jhadis, plot, bomb, queen, vj day, london, queen )

Scooby
- 292 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
British jihadis plan to blow up the Queen next weekend at an event to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Suspect Charged With Planning Terror Attack on US Military Personnel in Britain
Offbeat  (tags: terror attack, planning, US military, Suspect charged, Britain, UK, USA )

Ray
- 309 days ago - rt.com
Junead Ahmed Khan, 24, has been charged with planning an attack on US military personnel in the UK between May 10 and July 14, Westminster Magistrates court heard on Tuesday.
 

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