Stories

The Winchcombe Meteorite

It’s not every day that a secret about the origins of our planet land on someone’s driveway. But that’s precisely what happened in March 2021

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Painful refinement

Purifying silver takes skill. To remove the impurities, it must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest. But

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We will remember

Near the main entrance of Westminster Abbey lies the grave of the Unknown Warrior. Brought from the battlefield of the Western Front this unknown soldier

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Whose fault?

As the people of Seoul mourn the loss of so many of their young people at Halloween questions are being asked. How could it have

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Nothing New

In 1975 Britain’s economy was in trouble with inflation running at 20% and many major businesses struggling to stay afloat. An unpopular Conservative Prime Minister

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The Bread of Life

These days we’re all on the lookout for ways to save money. No wonder then that the big supermarkets are each out to convince us

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Equal before God

Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as one of the most famous monarchs in history. Her long reign was characterised by duty and service and

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Waste Disposal

On 18th August refuse workers in the City of Edinburgh walked out in a dispute over pay. At a stroke all the rubbish being produced by

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Freedom from Slavery

Born amidst the horror of the 18th century slave trade Joseph Bologne’s life chances were not promising. Destined for a life of servitude on a plantation

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My Father’s house

It has always been my opinion that the words ‘camping’ and ‘holiday’ don’t belong together in the same sentence. It was for this reason that

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Mind the Gap

Since 1969 millions of passengers on London’s underground have heard the regular announcement that they should ‘mind the gap between the platform and the train.’

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Bringing it home

It’s often said that football is like a religion and if we know anything about religion it’s that it stirs deep and passionate emotions. So,

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Loving our neighbours

Queen Elizabeth once said this about the parable of the Good Samaritan: ‘The implication is clear. Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed

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Being a fool for Christ

The idea of Queen Elizabeth having tea with a cartoon bear might have been considered rather frivolous. Was it really appropriate for the nation’s sovereign

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Our servant queen

This weekend the nation will gather to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. While the world has changed out of all recognition, she

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Regime change

Regime change from the outside in doesn’t seem to have much to commend it. Western attempts to force such change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya

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Don’t give up

For those of us who pray the Eurovision Song Contest is a lesson in perseverance. Since the beginning of the century the UK have begun

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Seeing salvation

For decades Russia’s biggest annual parade was the November 7th celebration of the October Revolution. In 1935 one of the invited guests was a 71-year-old textile

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Making a difference

The British film Operation Mincemeat tells the incredible true story of perhaps the greatest deception of the Second World War. In 1943 the Allies were

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Rising from the dead

Drowning in debt and too proud to declare bankruptcy John Darwin decided there was only one thing left to do. He faked his own death

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A slap in the face

Once again, the Oscars ceremony in 2022 will be remembered for something that shouldn’t have happened. Presenter Chris Rock made a joke at the expense

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