Arctic Convoy memorial event appeals for veterans and families

A memorial event is due to be held in Scotland on 16 May to remember those who took part in…

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Church of England unveils ambitious online records project

Photos and maps of tens of millions of graves and related burial records will be searchable online within the next…

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Illegal metal detecting is stealing the nation’s past, English Heritage warns

Illegal metal detecting at historic sites is on the rise, according to a report from English Heritage. The conservation charity…

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Email fraud gang jailed for £10m conveyancing scam

A group of fraudsters that hacked people’s email accounts as part of £10m conveyancing scam have been gaoled. The five…

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Plans to raise pension access age to 57 “under consideration”

People may have to wait until they are aged 57 to access their pension pots, under plans reportedly under consideration…

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900 Empty Homes brought back into use in Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester council has revealed it has successfully brought 900 empty homes back into use and is now…

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Hollywood star Kirk Douglas left fortune to charity

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, who died in February at the age of 103, left the majority of his fortune to…

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Government unveils plans to send more unclaimed assets to “good causes”

The government has launched a public consultation that is likely to lead to millions of pounds’ worth of unclaimed financial…

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Islamic faith marriages invalid under English law, court rules

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Islamic faith marriages are invalid under English law. The judgement overturns an earlier…

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Tax change prompts landlords to dump rental properties

  Around a quarter of Britain’s two million landlords are considering selling a property as the government removes tax relief…

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House clearance reveals £80,000 collection of gold coins

A Gloucestershire auctioneer has made a remarkable discovery while exploring a vacant cottage near Stroud. John Rolfe had not expected…

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Ministry hits probate target in less than 10 per cent of cases

Less than 10 per cent of probate applications have been issued within the government’s target of 10 working days since…

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Admiral Bertram Ramsay: museum for Dunkirk mastermind given green light

Plans have been approved to create a museum at the family home of Vice-Admiral Bertram Home Ramsay, the man who…

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Mass closure of probate sub-registries in England and Wales

Almost 20 regional probate offices closed their doors for the final time last week as the government continues with plans…

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French village receives €14m in businessman’s will

A small village in southern France is €14m better off thanks to the will of a man who used to…

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Thomas Cook’s archive finds a new home

The huge archive of defunct travel company Thomas Cook is to be preserved at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester…

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Italian city to sell historic houses for €1

An Italian city has announced it intends to sell off vacant properties for the nominal sum of €1 (85p) each….

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Tax return record fuelled by rise in self-employment

The number of people required to fill out a tax return in the UK has hit a record high, as…

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Famous “crooked house” goes on sale for £500,000

One of England’s most extraordinary houses has gone on the market with a price tag of more than £500,000. The…

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Unfair inheritance tax needs radical adjustments

The debate about the unfairness of inheritance tax is intensifying, and not only in the UK. Writing in The Times…

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