The street where house prices are 40% lower than prime central London.
"There’s no Shrop in Shropshire. So, why’s it called that?" (Via CityMetric)
Last week, I went to Birmingham, on a train that continued on to Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury, of course, is the county town of Shropshire, which was for a long time was the only county in England without direct trains to London.
Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouseto the UK are lawful "in principle" the Supreme Court has ruled. ... As of 2012, Britons must earn more than £18,600 ($23,140) before a husband or wife from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can settle in the UK.22 hours ago
It turns out that fantasy—the established domain of British children’s literature—is critical to childhood development.
From The Atlantic
We wanted to share this with all of you have followed Steve's journey.
We're very sad to report that our colleague and friend Steve Hewlett has lost his battle against cancer.
"A trusted voice that embodied everything positive in public service journalism" - BBC director general Tony Hall.
Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, pulled 12 Northern services over three days 🚂
Finding treasure in the River Thames
A mudlark is someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value, a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries.