Mid-morning on 18th of April, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she was seeking a snap general election on the 8th of June. But snap elections are nothing new to Britain, as the nation has hosted more than 7 in the last 90 years alone.
On this day in 2009, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea/DPRK) launched a rocket carrying the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 satellite in an attempt to place it into low Earth orbit.
On this day in 1807 the Slave Trade Act came into force, abolishing the Slave Trade in the British Empire. The bill was introduced by Charles James Fox who had led the government as part of the Fox-North coalition of the late 18th century and died before it was granted Royal Assent from King George III. It also…
In this article we look at the rise of UKIP and the risk of Labour losing the stronghold of Stoke-on-Trent to them in the upcoming byelection. Stoke voted overwhelming for Brexit and UKIP were just 33 seats behind the Conservatives in 2015 but with a more than 5,000 vote shortfall to Labour, is this target unattainable for leader Paul Nuttall?
“When a politician tells you something in confidence, always ask yourself Why is this lying bastard lying to me?”
These are the famous words of Louis Heren, the lifetime reporter for The Times whose heart was always in reporting how the news affected ordinary people.
On February 11th, 1531, King Henry VIII of England became recognised as Supreme Head of the Church of England. This event, a key moment of the English Reformation, was a result of a conflict between Henry and the Pope, arising from the issue of divorce.
On February 7th, 1991, the IRA launched a mortar attack on Downing Street in an attempt to assassinate the PM John Major and his War Cabinet.