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The History of England - On this Day - 22nd March - Remembering Westminster Bridge

871 - The Battle of Marton, took place at a place recorded as Marton, perhaps in Wiltshire or Dorset. King Æthelred of Wessex (who reigned from 865 - 871) and Prince Alfred fought against the Danes. After 'much slaughter' the Danes remained masters of the field. It was the last of the battles known to be fought by Æthelred against the Danes that year, and the defeated King is reported to have died in April 871.


Homemade Flatbread in Minutes - How to Make the World's Oldest Bread [Video]

It never ceases to amaze me how a little flour and water can be transformed into such delicious, gorgeous bread, and in just a matter of minutes at that - and, in these times of panic-buying shortages, a simple but nice flatbread can be a welcome addition to any household table.


Covid-19: Panic buying at supermarkets could invalidate your car insurance

Car insurance policies could be invalidated by panic buying at supermarkets due to these driving rules. Piling food and other household items into a vehicle could even see police officers stop you for breaking motoring laws. 


Boots' launches landmark legal battle with shoplifter let off by the police

Boots has made legal history by launching a private prosecution against a career criminal who police released despite him being caught shoplifting red-handed.


New £20m surveillance planes takes the EU fishing war to new level

The UK have hired surveillance planes to ensure other countries do not continue to fish in the waters following the EU divorce, as leaders continue to struggle through Brexit during the coronavirus crisis.


Evil grooming gang jailed for 70 years after treating 15-year-old girl from Sheffield as a 'piece of meat'

Five memebers of a grooming gang who sexually exploited and raped a Sheffield girl when she was just 15 years old have been jailed for a total of 74 years.


House of Commons to begin serving halal and kosher food

The House of Commons has announced it will start serving halal and kosher food following an appeal to Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle on the matter last month from Labour MPs Charlotte Nichols, who is Jewish, and Zarah Sultana, who is Muslim, wrote a joint letter.


Police watchdog chief suing Priti Patel in race row over claims he is paid less because he is white

A white man who inspects London Met Police is suing Home Secretary Priti Patel for racial and gender discrimination - despite earning £140,000 a year - because this is less than his black, female work collegue, Wendy Williams, who ears £185,000 a year.


Slovakia bans foreigners from entering the country in bid to halt Corona

Slovakia has closed schools and stopped all international travel as it takes drastic measures to battle the growing spread of coronavirus strain COVID-19. The landlocked European country will introduce border checks, stop travel to and from the country and close schools as it steps up measures to combat the disease.


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