Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. 1815 – 1852

BLUE PLAQUE: This exotic figure in the history of computing is honoured with an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 12 St. James’s Square, SW1. Ada Lovelace, as she became known, was born Augusta Ada Byron. She was the daughter of Lord Byron and his wife, whose maiden name was Anne...

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Benefit claimant with false identity sentenced to 18 months in prison

A man with two identities who falsely claimed more than £61,000 in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Wandsworth was sentenced yesterday (Monday 5 January) at Isleworth Crown Court to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty...

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Fashion unfashionable?

People may assume that teenagers, especially girls, absolutely love fashion and if there was a simple debate as to whether the fashion industry is a blight on society; it would be easily shouted down. During a classroom debate I was expecting exactly that, however little did I know that my...

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