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2014-03-20 23:02:36

What could be 2014’s Best Residential Property; a London mews development has sold to an international buyer for nearly £7 million, designed by renowned developers Landmass London. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 From an uninhabitable and dilapidated Grade II listing to a beautiful and contemporary three bedroom home over five floors, the mews development of Victorian style in Belgravia has been completely reconfigured by renowned developers, Landmass London. Purchased for close to £7...

2011-05-04 11:38:00

LONDON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is inviting feedback on its recommendations to help reform and renew the Commonwealth. The 11-member EPG has published a report outlining the general direction of its recommendations to sharpen the impact, strengthen the networks and raise the profile of the Commonwealth, for comment from members of the public. The report is available at:...

2009-06-13 23:01:00

Queen Elizabeth has put in a vegetable patch on the Buckingham Palace grounds, much as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama did at the White House. Like the White House vegetables, the ones in the queen's garden will be grown organically, with liquid seaweed used in place of chemical fertilizers and garlic keeping aphids down, a royal spokeswoman said. The patch is in a part of the 40-acre palace grounds previously used to grow summer flowers. The 30-foot by 12-foot garden harks back to the days of...

2009-04-09 18:22:13

An exhibition that uses digital technology to virtually restore a tapestry that once belonged to King Henry VIII is to open in London. The BBC said beams of light are being employed to help bring out the original colors of the 16th century monarch's faded fabric artwork from the Story of Abraham Series. The exhibition is to open Friday at the Hampton Court Palace. This project, the first ever 'virtual restoration' of a tapestry, will show how these magnificent works of art would have dazzled...

2008-12-07 13:12:35

Guards at Britain's Buckingham Palace have shagged golf balls for Prince Andrew and tiptoe past his father's open window, according to the Mail on Sunday. The new batch of insider revelations comes from court documents and sources that also report the queen herself has a rubber duckie for the royal tub that has a little gold crown. The duck was a good-natured gift and the queen apparently was amused. The sources also said Andrew allegedly has his personal bodyguards fetch the golf balls he...

2008-11-21 19:01:15

The National Heritage Memorial Fund says it will donate $15 million to keep Titian's Diana and Actaeon at the national galleries of England and Scotland. The NHMF said it would give the money to The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery in London, which are attempting to raise $75 million to purchase jointly the painting from a private owner who wants to sell it at the end of the year, the BBC reported. The 16th century masterpiece has been on display alternately at the two...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.