victorian

If you had been strolling through Leicester on a crisp winter's day in 1881, you might have spotted a strange sight: an elephant lumbering down the high street harnessed to a giant wheel of cheese.
The water industry is currently undergoing a sea change that will have a significant impact on the way water companies and their partners operate in decades to come.
Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities.
These haunting shots of derelict East London pubs tell of the decline of the once thriving local hostelry. Captured by photographer
The sad decline of Britain’s public swimming baths has been documented by photographer Gigi Cifali in these eerie pictures
They're London's next generation of influentials. Ed O'Meara introduces the capital's hottest 5 under-5s. Kristabooboo Smith
"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden
In July 2013, Thames Water found a 'fatberg' as big as a bus. If left untreated, great deals of fat could have oozed out of drains, another oddly Dickensian thought...
As you may have established from my previous post, dealing with my inherent social ineptitude is a daily struggle. It is particularly visible when I am interacting in any way with the opposite sex.
The advent of photography in the Victoria era provided an important new way for the bereaved to remember their dead. In many