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Watch: Fairport Convention & Steeleye Span (1971)

A treasure. Two short live sets from Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span at Ainsdale Beach on 30 June 1971. 29 July 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media…

UK: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (2022)

The Queen, 96, is celebrating 70 years of her reign and hopes the festivities will give people an opportunity to reflect on the country’s achievements since 1952. Below…

Two Love Letters to the Queen

View Post As the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, a Canadian artist and a Canadian writer look back on ‘growing up’ with the Queen. Photo: Platinum Jubilee: Queen…

UK: Musician Paul Heaton donates £1,000 each to 60 pubs

The Housemartins and Beautiful South frontman invited fans to celebrate his 60th birthday with him 09 May 2022 | Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill | The Guardian | With additional photos…

Britain Settled Lend-Lease WWII Debts in 2006

In what was to become known as ‘a financial Dunkirk,’ Britain used the Lend-Lease Act to acquire food, oil, and other materials from the United States 09 January…

UK: Liz Truss sets out demands for peace with Russia

The ‘analysis’ of her speech contends that the ‘West’s punishment, payment and prevention approach to ending war could leave Putin cornered‘ Photo: Liz Truss, speaking at Mansion House…

Barbados: First-ever president to replace Queen Elizabeth as head of state

The former British colony will replace the UKs Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. Photo: Sandra Mason, the current governor-general, is set to…

Blitzy The Wartime Teddy is Looking for New Home

Post: Wartime teddy bear Blitzy will be sold at auction after being found in an attic (Hansons/PA) The bear, to be sold at auction, was purchased for a…

A writer recalls holidays hitching and hiking across England (1930)

Photo: Young women hitch-hike on country lanes, 1956. Photograph: Harry Kerr/Getty Images Hitch-hiking. By now there is likely a generation or two who do not really know what the…

Backstory: The UK’s Troubles ‘Amnesty’

A series of articles discussing what some are calling the UK’s “de facto amnesty” for those involved in Troubles-related killings. Northern Secretary says proposals are ‘painful recognition of…

Rare J.M.W. Turner expected to fetch $5.5 million to $8.3 million at auction

The seascape painting is entitled ‘Purfleet and the Essex Shore as seen from Long Reach’ by renowned British painter J.M.W. Turner 05 July 2021 | UROOBA JAMAL |…

Tennis star Emma Raducanu

Photo: Emma Raducanu became the youngest British woman to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in the Open Era (Reuters Photo) 08 September 2021 | James Porteous |…

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