Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary collections of the industrial North West

Great wealth came to the industrialists in the North West of England, bringing in its wake harsh working conditions. Yes, these mill-owners were greedy for wealth and power, but they were often philanthropic too. They built schools, hospitals and orphanages for the poor. These industrialists also built stately homes and...

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Chelsea Nanny: Easter Hols

  American Mom has asked me to babysit tonight so that she can go and watch 50 Shades of Grey with two of the Other Mothers. She has waited this long to go and see it because she was worried about bumping into one of the Brats’ cool, young teachers...

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Bridge causing troubled waters

A new £40 million pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames, between Pimlico and the Nine Elms Battersea Power Station area is one step closer to reality. Londoners are being consulted to help pick a favourite design from the dozens submitted. A total of 74 professional architectural teams submitted plans...

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Chelsea Society calls for Sutton reality check

The Chelsea Society has shocked campaigners battling to save the historic Sutton Estate from developers by refusing to back them. Campaigners and residents have been trying to prevent the demolition of this landmark of British social housing fielding a petition that has garnered 8000 signatures. The campaign, led by Ian...

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