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A Civil War letter, the witch finder’s guide and the last letter from Lawrence of Arabia

Dr Sarah Demelo was helping a researcher when she came across a handwritten letter pasted into a book. The letter was penned by Sir Thomas…
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How does someone just disappear?

A man police feared had been murdered has been discovered living in undergrowth, five years after vanishing. But why do people go missing, and how…
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The village where the women are still in charge

Nearly 100 years ago the long-defunct Westminster Gazette told its readers about a village “run by women”. The village in question was Lawford, which adjoins…
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The tower block residents who want their old cladding back

Housing providers up and down the country have been removing potentially dangerous cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster which left 72 people dead.…
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Why are old post boxes suddenly vanishing?

There are more than 100,000 post boxes across the UK. But in recent weeks, villages across East Anglia have reported their post boxes missing. Why?…
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What do the new inflation figures mean for those already struggling to make ends meet?

New figures show that soaring food costs and the energy bill crisis are driving up prices at their fastest rate in almost 30 years, squeezing…
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The hamlet that has all but disappeared

Once home to a small but thriving community of 11 families. the tiny hamlet of Berney Arms today lies empty but for an unused pub,…
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‘Ed Sheeran inspired me to rap about my home town’

It is 2019 and Ryan Bruce is sitting eating his lunch during a work break. On the radio, Mr Bruce, whose rap name is RB…
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World War Two: The brothers who fled Nazi occupation by kayak

Whenever Niels Peteri visits a beach, he thinks of his father, Henri. He was one of the “Engelandvaarders” who, on 21 September 1941, stepped back…
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Allotment or a holiday? I’d rather have my allotment

During the coronavirus pandemic, waiting lists for an allotment have swelled. What do these small patches of land mean to those who cultivate them? Hidden…