Why does a branch of Marks & Spencer have such a strange name? The answer can be found 250 years ago ...
What stories can lie behind a simple blue plaque ... prepare to enter a murky world of blackmail, fraud and wig-making.
Surely, facts stated on a commemorative plaque are checked and rechecked before the plaque goes up.
... at least for the observant historian. Oscar Wilde once said 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.' Sometimes, it pays to look more thoroughly at the gutter.
Time to pay homage to a hero of London's transport system.
Why a wine merchant founded in 1698 may not think too highly of the short-lived republic