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October 28, 2014

  2015 Prize opens for entries Prestigious new reporting prize announced, supported by the Joseph Read more

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November 12, 2014

The Orwell Lecture 2014
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

For the annual Orwell Lecture, David Kynaston will discuss ‘Whatever Happened to Social Mobility’, on Read more

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November 15, 1941

Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt. [1] The first time that I have heard them in Read more

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March 25, 1936

Men along the private line leading to Gauber pit unloading trucks of slack. They say the mine “can’t get shut o’ t Read more