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This Day in History - 5th January

1066www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe death of Edward the Confessor, usually considered the last king of the House of Wessex. He was called ‘the Confessor’ because of his great piety. He died childless, sparking a succession crisis that led to the Norman Conquest.


Lib Dem Leadership Candidate announces she is Pansexual

Liberal Democrat MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran has announced she is pansexual and in a relationship with a woman.


This Day in History - 3rd January

1777www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe Battle of Princeton, in New Jersey, ended with George Washington’s defeat ofthe British, led by Cornwallis.


Almost 40 Per Cent of Courts Empty Despite Rising Crime

Between 25 per cent and 40 per cent of courts are empty, with the Ministry for Justice confirming that it had cut the number of sitting days for judges by 15 per cent.


This Day in History - 2nd January

1727www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe birth of British general James Wolfe, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada. His service in Flanders and in Scotland, where he took part in the suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion, brought him to the attention of his superiors. Wolfe's part in the taking of Quebec in 1759 led to his death in battle but earned him posthumous fame and he became an icon of Britain's victory in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion.


Diane Abbott’s son appears in court over attacks

THE son of Labour MP and Mathematician Diane Abbott appeared in court yesterday over an alleged string of attacks on NHS staff and cops.


Top Schools Reject Scholarship Funding for Poor White Boys

Two top colleges have rejected an offer to fund the education of poor white boys, for fear of violating anti-discrimination laws.


This Day in History - 31st December


Khan's London: Mother stabbed three times in front of child

Another day, another bloody rampage in the Khan's wasteland, once known as London.


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