Many observers claim the Mauretania to be the most successful and graceful Edwardian-era passenger liner ever built. RMS Mauretania was designed by Cunard naval architect Leonard Peskett, and built in Wallsend, on the River Tyne, near Newcastle upon Tyne
I love investigating Victorian culture âEUR" in fact, itâEUR(TM)s my job. Over the years, IâEUR(TM)ve studied scores of the most iconic characters in Victorian literature. One always strikes me as particularly timeless âEUR" Sherlock Holmes.
A woman has described her brush with death after getting sucked into a sinkhole on a popular South Devon beach.Cheryl Zimmerman was pulled into the hole up to her knees - and was only rescued thanks to her quick-thinking sister.
The May Day Parade, known in Russia since 1917 as The Day of International Solidarity of Workers, has always been a favourite holidays in Yakutsk, with people preparing costumes and rehearsing performances to present their enterprises....
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in a dramatic and bloody raid by US Navy Seals on 2 May 2011. Five years on the BBC's M Ilyas Khan finds loose ends, unsettling and unanswered questions, and a neighbourhood changed
The BBC has announced that it aims to get more women into positions of authority by 2020, but what was the situation in the early years of the organisation? Dr Kate Murphy has been researching the era for a new book.