Hero bus driver saved life of boy who suffered severe nut allergy

A bus driver saved a young passenger’s life by driving him straight home after he suffered a severe allergic reaction to nuts. James Rossi announced to other passengers on the 268 bus that he was not stopping as he took the 16-year-old from Hampstead to the front door of his home in Golders Green. The… [Continue Reading]

Brian Haw

Brian Haw thrust himself into the public eye as an anti-war protester in 2001, living in a tent outside the Palace of Westminster for almost a decade in a vigil that was brought to an end only by his illness and death. A heavy smoker, he died of lung cancer, for which he was being… [Continue Reading]

Harriett Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. Synopsis Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820,… [Continue Reading]

Harry Patch – The Last Fighting Tommy

Henry John “Harry” Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his latter years “the Last Fighting Tommy”, was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. Patch was, with Claude Choules and Florence Green, one… [Continue Reading]

Heiress to Murphy construction business walks away from her fortune after rift to turn firm into a co-operative

John Murphy died in 2009 at the age of 95. His daughter Caroline, a 31-year old Bristol University civil engineering graduate, joined the company in 2006 and was made vice chairman by her father. A trade union activist, she wanted ownership of the company to be transferred to its employees but appears to have failed… [Continue Reading]

Burger King billionaire doesn’t own a house or even a watch

Nicolas Berggruen, 50, has £1.5billion fortune… but plans to give half away Has bought £881m stake in Burger King… but carries things in paper bag ‘Whatever I own is only temporary. It’s our actions that have real value’ Like most nomads, Nicolas Berggruen travels light. He doesn’t own a house, car or even a watch… [Continue Reading]