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Housing plans for Bannockburn site rejected as Killearn hotel conversion approved

by Dave Sadler
Councillors have unanimously refused planning permission in principle for a “major development” at a part of the Bannockburn battle site but have backed plans to bring one of Killearn’s oldest and…

Take a guided tour of the secret nuclear bunker buried under Broughty Ferry

by Dave Sadler
At the end of a quiet modern cul-de-sac off Craigiebarn Road in Broughty Ferry, an unremarkable wooden gate leads to an unremarkable-looking low-rise building with a battered blue door. To the right of the entrance the only…

Search continues for chemical weapons in Lincolnshire

by Dave Sadler
A Lincolnshire wood remains closed a week after canisters containing mustard gas were unearthed. Police and other agencies are continuing to search Roughton Moor Woods, near Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Sonar is being used to help search a nearby lake. Two…

WWII shipwreck found off northern Australia after 74 years

by Dave Sadler
Researchers said Thursday they have discovered the wreck of an Australian merchant ship sunk by Japanese aircraft during World War II, after it lay hidden in the sea off northern Australia for 74 years. For many years, the whereabouts of the SS…

Madness’ Suggs swaps the mic to co-host Second World War TV

by Dave Sadler
MADNESS frontman and history buff Suggs unearths amazing Second World War relics in a new TV series. On a muddy marsh dissected by the Ribble Estuary, near Liverpool, a gang of men in hard hats and safety vests wait anxiously as great mounds…

Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

by Dave Sadler
The remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 appear to have been identified on the Atlantic seabed. Shipwreck-hunter David Mearns says sonar data shows the transatlantic passenger liner Athenia to be lying 200m down on Rockall Bank,…

Bottle diggers burned in mustard gas discovery in Roughton Moor Woods

by Dave Sadler
Two people have been treated in hospital for minor burns and respiratory problems after they found mustard gas canisters in Lincolnshire. Bomb disposal teams were called to Roughton Moor Woods near Woodhall Spa on Sunday. Police…
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