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Eighteenth-century cockroach found in slave-trading ship ledger
Insect’s journey probably began in West Africa on vessel that sailed from La Rochelle in 1743 to Guinea

Caroline Davies

15, Jun, 2022 @5:05 PM

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More than a roar: exhibition broadens notions of the 1920s
Curators at National Archives showcase a decade of discontent, protest – and the ‘Nightclub Queen’

Caroline Davies

19, Jan, 2022 @1:43 PM

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1921 Census of England and Wales reveals nation reeling from war
Census uncovers personal impact of economic turmoil, housing crisis and Spanish flu pandemic

Amelia Hill

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Elton John’s Your Song originally slated for Diana funeral
Goodbye England’s Rose was included in 1997 service after dean of Westminster urged ‘boldness’

Caroline Davies and Kevin Rawlinson

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New Labour infighting and sleaze concerns laid bare in archive papers
No 10 aides warned Tony Blair that Gordon Brown may have breached ministerial code, files show

Kevin Rawlinson and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Downing Street initially opposed Stephen Lawrence inquiry
Tony Blair’s policy chief thought inquiry into police racism would raise unrealistic hopes for change

Kevin Rawlinson and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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No 10 hired US lawyers to advise on Lewinsky scandal before Blair visit to US
Newly released papers show Downing Street got advice on Bill Clinton’s legal position before 1998 Washington trip

Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK health chiefs expected ‘imminent’ pandemic in 1997
Declassified documents show officials drew up plan to deal with predicted arrival of flu from far east

Tom Ambrose

29, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tony Blair considered asking Queen to open Stormont assembly
Then PM raised idea of monarch opening assembly but accepted it was ‘delicate issue’, newly released papers reveal

Tom Ambrose

29, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK officials still blocking Peter Wright’s ‘embarrassing’ Spycatcher files
A documentary-maker has accused the Cabinet Office of defying the 30-year rule in withholding details of the MI5 exposé

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

27, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Tony Blair’s apology for Irish famine written by aides, papers reveal
Former UK prime minister could not be reached to sign off 1997 speech seen as ‘significant moment’ in Anglo-Irish relations

Caroline Davies

20, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tony Blair urged Nelson Mandela not to discuss Lockerbie trial, papers show
Blair wrote to then South African leader in 1997 after aides said raising issue at summit in Scotland would be ‘pretty disastrous’

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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