Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library's new home for its UK national newspaper collectionCulture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a sneak peek of the British Library's new Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireThe state of the art facility will be controlled by robotic shelves and features humidity, temperature and oxygen controls | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 With its neck-achingly high ceilings and vast amounts of space, this giant warehouse could be used to store almost anything. But this is no ordinary building – it will soon be packed to the rafters with millions and millions of pages of local and national newspapers from as far back as the 16th century. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a first glimpse at the British Library's enormous new Newspaper Storage Facility at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire.
More than 500,000 pensioners 'will be lonely at Christmas' with just the television for companyOne in six over-65s barely speaks to family, friends or neighbours once a week according to a new survey by Friends of the ElderlyThe survey reveals the depth of isolation affecting many whose well-being is at greater risk during the winter By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:28 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:29 GMT, 3 December 2012 Alone: More than 500,000 pensioners 'will be lonely at Christmas' (file picture) More than half a million older people will be spending Christmas alone this year – with only the TV for company, say campaigners. One in six is in touch with family, friends and neighbours barely once a week, while one in ten is in contact less than once a month