The sun's out… but spring hasn't sprung: Temperatures to fall again by end of the week (and snow could make a comeback)Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands saw temperatures of 13.4C yesterday South East and East Anglia could see snow flurries by the end of the week By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 01:19 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 18 February 2013 Britain enjoyed an early taste of spring yesterday as the country basked in sunshine and some ventured out for the first time this year without a coat. Just days after snow brought disruption to parts of the country, temperatures jumped into double figures.
From Cromwell to Kipling and Ennis, a new 'patriotic' test on Britishness for migrantsGone are questions about public transport, credit cards and job interviewsNew Life in the UK test draws on British culture, history and traditionsIncluded are William the Conqueror, the Reformation and Rudyard Kipling By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 28 January 2013 Migrants who hope to become British citizens will have to learn about 1066 and all that under new citizenship tests, ministers said yesterday. They will be examined on their knowledge of William the Conqueror, the Reformation, Oliver Cromwell and Rudyard Kipling in a reformed version of the tests that must be passed before qualifying for a passport. But some names familiar to schoolchildren will be missed out of the tests developed by the Home Office
The black Florence Nightingale and the making of a PC myth: One historian explains how Mary Seacole's story never stood upClaims of her achievements have been hugely oversold for political reasons, says leading historian'Seacole was not a pioneer nurse, she didn't call herself a nurse'Contrary to accounts, Seacole was never awarded a Crimea Medal | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 31 December 2012 Pioneer Mary Seacole was voted greatest Black Briton but are people misguided She is regarded as our greatest black Briton, a woman who did more to advance the cause of nursing – and race relations – than almost any other individual. On the Crimea's bloody battlefields, she is said to have saved the lives of countless wounded soldiers and nursed them to health in a clinic paid for out of her own pocket
Mother of three girls had hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant and doctors aborted the son she always wanted Suzanne Doherty paid 62,000 in compensation after experts failed to spot the unborn child in her womb before the major operationShe woke up to be told she had been 14 weeks pregnant but the child had been abortedRoyal Cornwall Hospital in Truro apologise for the botched operation David Cameron's youngest child Florence was born there in 2010 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 18 December 2012 A mother of three girls had a hysterectomy only to be told by doctors afterwards that while she slept they had also aborted the son she had always wanted but did not know she was carrying. Suzanne Doherty, 42, woke after surgery to be told the baby boy she always wanted had been terminated.