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16th March 2015 - Standarised packaging for tobacco products.

A long parliamentary battle came to an end on Monday evening when the House of Lords approved new rules for cigarette packets. It means that from next year all the packets will look the same except for the brand name. 799 more words

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Man United lose 5-3 to John Major's Leicester City

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said his team “were simply outplayed” after their humiliating defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

Leicester’s captain, former Prime Minister Sir John Major, scored four of the five goals that saw his team make an amazing comeback from 3-1 down. 271 more words


29th August 1597. A Revolting Tax.

Today in 1597 the Shakespearean play Richard II was entered into the records of the Stationers’ Company by bookseller Andrew Wise. It is where we read: ‘This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle…this blessed plot, this earth, this realm this England’. 469 more words