The return of the Penny Bazaar: Marks & Spencer goes back to its roots by opening shop in marketplace where founder first set up stall 130 years agoRetail giant opens Victorian-style store in Kirkgate Market First Marks & Spencer stall began trading there in the 1880s Firm is exploring its heritage to mark opening of its archive to the public M&S now has more than 1,000 outlets in 40 countries across the globe . It charts the development of the household name from its roots at Kirkgate Market to the present day.
Blue plaques go to the wall: Government cuts spell the end to tributes on former homes of the great and the good after 140 years Taxpayer-funded quango says it faces 'uncertain future'Will honour existing commitments but can't accept new nominationsEnglish Heritage may seek private sponsorship to maintain scheme By Chris Hastings PUBLISHED: 22:10 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:59 GMT, 6 January 2013 Tribute: Stephen Fry unveiling one of the blue plaques for writer P.G. Wodehouse in 2004 English Heritage plans to stop erecting the blue plaques that commemorate the lives of the great and the good because it can no longer afford to pay for them
Labour plays politics with gay weddings | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 16 December 2012 Mess: Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticised for his proposals on gay marriage. David Cameron's messy compromise on gay marriage has come under a siege of criticism
On the road to recovery: Darwin's Galapagos tortoise threatened with extinction now number more than 1,000 Pioneering breeding programme has saved the iconic speciesNumbers had fallen to as low as 15 in the 1970sInspired Charles Darwin's theories of evolution | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 15 December 2012 In the 1970s there were just 15 Galapagos tortoises left in the world. But now it appears that the tide has turned for the rare creatures and thanks to a successful breeding programme there are more than 1,000 on the islands. The tortoises which helped inspire Charles Darwin's theories of evolution were virtually extinct – but thanks to pioneering work the future looks much less bleak
Does Kate’s hospital care more about PR than its own nurses | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 12 December 2012 Even if you’d never heard of the King Edward VII Hospital before that infamous prank call, a quick look at its online brochure would have told you all about its self-belief and famous heritage. Established more than 100 years ago, it hand-picks its consultants, claims a zero rate of hospital-acquired MRSA infections, and offers all patients well-appointed private rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Of course, because the private hospital business is fiercely competitive, huge effort is exerted to recruit the best consultants and to offer a five-star service
Pictured: Dramatic moment huge chunk of Jurassic coastline crashes 100ft on to beach after heavy rainfall Red sandstone cliff in Sidmouth is part of the Dorset and East Devon world heritage siteResidents claim it is the fifth collapse along the 95 mile stretch of historic coastline in a weekExperts claim cracks in the rock-face are being caused by too much rain | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 3 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment when a whole chunk of Jurassic coastline came crashing down on to a beach.