HANNAH BETTS asks will you have to iron again with a handheld steamer?

The last time I ironed, I was 18 and freshly arrived at university.  ‘How hard can this be?’ I thought, brandishing said implement with a sweeping gesture that began on a blouse and proceeded straight up the tender skin inside my left arm. Horrified by my wounds, the boy downstairs offered to press things for … Read more

Locksmith fixes iron gates at Dec Donnelly’s £5million home after botched burglary attempt

Locksmith fixes iron gates at Dec Donnelly’s £5million home after ‘professional’ burglary gang botched attempt to rip them open while star slept asleep upstairs with wife and young daughter Police rushed to presenter’s home in West London shortly after 1am on Tuesday Mr Donnelly, 45, wife Ali, 43, and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all … Read more

Locksmith fixes iron gates at Dec Donnelly’s £5million home after botched burglary attempt

Locksmith fixes iron gates at Dec Donnelly’s £5million home after ‘professional’ burglary gang botched attempt to rip them open while star slept asleep upstairs with wife and young daughter Police rushed to presenter’s home in West London shortly after 1am on Tuesday Mr Donnelly, 45, wife Ali, 43, and their two-year-old daughter Isla were all … Read more

Two metal detectorists charged with theft after discovering 1,000 Iron Age gold coins in Essex

Two metal detectorists in their 60s are charged with theft after discovering 1,000 Iron Age gold coins worth ‘more than million pounds’ in Essex Couple in their 60s charged after discovery of 1,000 Iron Age gold coins in Essex Shane Wood and Kim Holman are accused of failing to declare the treasure haul Wood, from … Read more

Iron Age warriors were buried in Sweden with luxury bedding

Two 7th century warriors at an ancient burial ground in Sweden were laid to rest with comfy bedding stuffed with feathers from a variety of birds, research shows.  New microscopic analysis of the bedding shows traces of feathers from local geese, ducks, grouse, crows, sparrows, waders and even eagle owls.  The warriors were also buried … Read more

Archaeology: British Museum reveals new treasures including Iron Age tweezers and a medieval ‘meme’

A trove of treasures uncovered in 2020 including a wax seal stamp of an Elephant with a ‘war-tower’ and a medieval ‘meme’ has been revealed by the British Museum. The meme-like item is a unique mount, perhaps worn as a badge, depicting a knight stepping out of a snail shell that appears to be mounted … Read more

Iron Age ‘seafood buffet’ that fed wedding or funeral guests is discovered in Scotland

Archaeologists in Scotland have dug up the remains of a rather impressive seafood feast that fed an entire Iron Age community. More than 18,000 snail shells were found in a pit at The Cairns, an ancient settlement in Orkney that was established between 400 AD and 500 AD. Scientists determined the shellfish, mostly limpets and … Read more

The Iron Age FADE: Archaeologists discover 1,900-year-old statue is sporting modern hair style

It’s a fashionable haircut favoured by the rich and famous. But it looks like the skin fade’s popularity could stretch as far back as the in the first century AD. Archaeologists discovered that a two inch high figure of a deity found on the Wimpole Estate, in Cambridgeshire, was sporting what appeared to be a … Read more

Archaeology: Iron Age pottery discovered on St Kilda, the remote Scottish archipelago

St Kilda was inhabited 2,000 YEARS ago! Archaeologists discover Iron Age pottery on Scotland’s remote archipelago, indicating a community was ‘well established’ there Experts excavated a site in Village Bay, on the island of Hirta, from 2017–2019 The work was undertaken prior to the refurbishment of a military tracking base Radiocarbon dating indicated the island was inhabited … Read more