This Westminster pub got some flack for the way it looks Londoners on social media have been expressing their dislike over a certain Central London pub, calling in the worst looking in London. The Tower Tavern on Clipstone St sticks out like a sore thumb amongst all the beautiful Westminster architecture.
Philby had little faith that, with so many talking of never having to go through another world war, Britain would stand up to Nazism What more can be said about Kim Philby? This is a question I have been asked many times since I embarked on a book about the time Britain’s most notorious spy spent in Beirut.
The new Texas torment, a law that lets citizens sue anyone they suspect of performing, aiding or abetting a woman or girl’s abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, is a strange notion in a state that claims to worship personal freedom. Edna Ferber once wrote: “If it’s freedom you want, come to Texas.
The Greens leader says the criticism is disprespectful to the millions of Germans who lived under repressive regimes The German Green Party is facing accusations of behaving like a communist secret police force over plans to encourage people to inform against tax dodgers. Less than four weeks before German elections that will choose the successor to Angela Merkel, the Greens have unveiled plans for a website where whistleblowers can give information anonymously against private citizens they believe are evading tax.
The health Stasi are coming for my salt! But they also have a point. So while you can’t fake salt, there are ways to fake the experience of eating it First they came for my breakfast cereal. Then they took my sausages. Now the health Stasi, which has long had designs on my Maldon salt crystals, is reporting new evidence about the benefits of reducing sodium intake, and I’m starting to worry.
The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. When protesters stormed Stasi headquarters in 1989, they found its officers busy shredding, pulping and tearing its vast trove of incriminating documents. Today, researchers are putting them back together, writes Annalisa Quinn
The Stasi archives, a repository of surveillance crimes against East German citizens, is moving to Germany's National Archives to ensure its pivotal role endures. When Siegfried Wittenburg first sat down to read the file compiled on him by the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, he wasn’t sure what to expect.
Tunnel of love: The heart-stopping true story of how a group of recklessly brave students dug a tunnel under the Berlin Wall
The gripping story of how, in 1962, a group of students dug a tunnel under the Berlin Wall to help 29 people escape East Germany was turned into a nerve-jangling BBC podcast. Now, drawing on interviews with those involved and countless pages of Stasi documents, the podcast’s creator has written a book telling the full, extraordinary tale of the bravery of those who risked everything for freedom.
Just imagine the scene: sitting at home with your family in front of the telly, or sleeping soundly in your bed, when suddenly there’s a knock at the front door. In burst state officials, ransacking your house and seizing computers, phones and anything else they can lay their hands on.
Andrew Lawrence has defended the offensive comments that cost him his tour as ‘cheeky jokes’ – while offering an excuse for racism in society. The comic also complained that he’s been ‘properly stitched up’ by the backlash to his tweets about the colour of the England players who failed to score in the Euro 2020 penalty shoot-out.
How Communist spies tracked James Bond in real life: East Germany's feared Stasi were poised to arrest Roger Moore on set of Octopussy for crossing into East Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie, files reveal
East Germany's secret police were spying on Roger Moore on set of Octopussy A Stasi report states that James Bond film crew 'violated' border of Berlin Wall In scene filmed at Checkpoint Charlie, 007s car crossed the line while turning East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, were poised to arrest Roger Moore on set of James Bond movie, Octopussy, uncovered files have revealed.
An ice dancer, an aspiring Mayor of London... and an alleged Stasi informant! England last met Germany at the Euros in 2000 with Alan Shearer scoring the winner - so where are those players now?
The latest instalment of England and Germany's historic rivalry comes next Tuesday as the two rivals meet at Wembley in the last-16 of the European Championship. It's their first meeting in this tournament in 21 years, after Kevin Keegan's England side ran out 1-0 winners in a Euro 2000 group match in Belgium thanks to an Alan Shearer header.
Cancelled by the Royal Academy for daring to say what I believe: After just eight complaints about her views on the transgender issue, textile artist Jess De Wahls was banned
The Royal Academy of Arts has apologised to textile artist Jess De Wahls U-turn came after they removed her work from its gift shop over complaints The backlash was for comments she made in a 2019 blog about gender and sex In an essay, Jess says it reminds her of the Stasi in her East German childhood
‘Oh please… not the letters I sent to my mum,’ sighed the East German pastor Gernot Friedrich as he randomly pulled pages out of the 3,000-page file. Since January 1992, Germany has attempted a unique experiment in addressing its own past: anyone can request to view their Stasi file.
BERLIN (AP) — An agency set up to oversee the voluminous files of communist East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, has wrapped up its work after nearly three decades. The files on Thursday became the responsibility of Germany’s Federal Archives, headquartered in the western city of Koblenz, which also took over the agency’s roughly 1,300 employees.
BORIS JOHNSON once asked if German Chancellor Angela Merkel had worked for the Stasi - the feared East German secret police who operated during the Cold War era. World leaders this weekend met at the G7 summit which took place in Cornwall. The 'Group of Seven' - known as the G8 before Russia's membership was suspended in 2014 - discussed global political discourse with tackling the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine inequality high up on the agenda.
Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson My opinion of the Tower of London was that it was an equal opportunities prison as it did not discriminate. Men, women and children of any nationality and religion were tortured and executed there without discrimination. I imagine people would have looked at it the same way people looked at prisons run by the Gestapo, KGB or Stasi.
Stasi's most despicable torture: It was the East German secret police's most terrifying weapon - mind games that drove its own citizens mad... and as a new book reveals, the lessons for today's social media generation couldn't be more stark
The Stasi routinely beat confessions out of suspects before they went on trial Reputation for violence against so-called troublemakers and enemies of state Informants were everywhere and people in state lived in fear of being accused There is an old joke about the Stasi, the brutal secret police who back in the bad old days of the Cold War ran — with a rod of iron — what was then the hardline communist state of East Germany.
LBC host Nick Ferrari savagely tore into Transport Secretary Grant Shapps over the excessive enforcement of travel rules which Mr Ferrari compared to life in communist Germany. Nick Ferrari was appalled by the excessive enforcement of quarantine rules where those not isolating on return from an amber list country could face a fine of up to £10,000.
This is Nick Ferrari's clash with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps over 'travel police' checking up on Brits quarantining after travel. Nick Ferrari challenged Transport Secretary Grant Shapps asking if it was a Conservative policy to have the "travel Stasi" knocking on people's doors with the possibility of issuing a £10,000 fine.