A study carried out by the European Parliament suggests Italy and the Czech Republic could follow Britain and quit the EU if given the chance in a vote.
1296An English army, led by Edward I, defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar, the only significant field action in the campaign of 1296. The English routed the disorganised Scots in a single charge, in action that was brief and probably not very bloody, since the only casualty of any note was a minor Lothian knight.
The EU Parliament has approved a multi-billion euro EU Defence Fund described as “terrible and highly political” by a senior British Armed Forces veteran, as the bloc’s plans for a European Army.
Reports from across England have revealed a surge of knife crimes, including attacks involving machetes.
In 1564, Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
Yesterday, global warming activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.
One of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka once studied in the UK, officials say, as further details on the bombers emerge.
1284The birth, at Caernarfon Castle, of King Edward II, who became the first heir-apparent to bear the title Prince of Wales. King from 1307, he ruled during a period of pestilence, famine and defeats at the hands of the Scots, and was eventually murdered.