Businessman awarded peerage by Harold Wilson had ten years of meetings with Czech spies

A businessman awarded a peerage by Harold Wilson had a decade-long relationship with Communist-era spies who considered him so useful that they referred to him as ‘intelligence agency staff’. According to more than 1,000 documents unearthed at archives in Prague, Rudy Sternberg was meeting agents from Czechoslovakia’s Statni Bezpecnost (StB) secret police in the 1960s … Read more Businessman awarded peerage by Harold Wilson had ten years of meetings with Czech spies

Dogfight to the death: 80 years on, how The Few saved Britain

In July 1940, fears that Nazi Germany would invade Britain were very real. On July 2 Hitler ordered his military chiefs to draw up plans for an invasion.  He knew Germany’s superiority in the air would be crucial, and intelligence officers told him that RAF Fighter Command could be destroyed in a month. The RAF were … Read more Dogfight to the death: 80 years on, how The Few saved Britain

French, Spanish, Italians and Germans want UK visitors to stay away

British holidaymakers will be treated like pariahs if they go abroad this year over fears they could be coronavirus super-spreaders. Families hoping to jet off to picturesque destinations in Italy, Germany, Spain or France face a less-than-warm welcoming from panicking locals. Incredibly the ill-feeling against British tourists is only eclipsed by their worries over whether people … Read more French, Spanish, Italians and Germans want UK visitors to stay away

Traffic fell more in Britain than in any other European country during lockdown

Traffic has fallen more in Britain than in any other European country since the pandemic struck, as motorists choose to stay at home instead of getting back on the road. After comparing data for February with records for March to June in 19 European countries, it was revealed that Britain’s roads are languishing at 67 … Read more Traffic fell more in Britain than in any other European country during lockdown

Holidaymakers travelling to Scotland from Spain MUST quarantine for 14 days

Britons can travel to 73 destinations – including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Malta and Barbados – with no mandatory quarantine upon returning to England from July 10. The government’s official website does not immediately specify whether the countries on the list will reciprocate the quarantine-free arrangements. It instead urges travellers to check the individual rules … Read more Holidaymakers travelling to Scotland from Spain MUST quarantine for 14 days