Manual workers are the most likely to be off sick, followed by desk-bound workers, the very ones who spend all day sitting at a desk.

Charles Dickens wrote Hard Times, Bleak House and A Tale of Two Cities using one; Winston Churchill in the years after the second World War used one t(...)

The  “Victory Watch” features a distinctive enamel dial showing St George slaying the dragon, with a trident as the hour hand

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer at auction this autumn “a unique Victory Watch” commissioned for Sir Winston Churchill, the British prime m(...)

London bobbies struggle to hold back surging crowd of Londoners massed in Parliament Square on VE Day, signalling end to WWII in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images/Bob Landry

“…above the battle’s fury -Clouds and trees and grass.”From: To Mark Anthony in Heaven, by William Carlos Williams. Beyond joy, beyond relief, it was (...)

Ill-fated: RMS Lusitania on its maiden voyage from New York, in 1907. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress 4:01

In the old cemetery overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Cobh are three mounds of uneven earth that resemble unmade beds. They are mass graves,(...)

British troops advancing at Gallipoli on August 6th, 1915. Amongst the dead, injured and missing of the ill-fated campaign were thousands of Irishmen. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images 4:12

By the end of 1914, conflict on the Western Front had reached military stalemate. British High Command sought for a new campaign. A plan was hatched t(...)

RTÉ’s David Davin-Power learns about  weapons that would have been used by Irish soldiers at Gallipoli in the first World War. Photograph: RTÉ

Gallipoli was one of the great military disasters in history. Some 80,000 Turks and 50,000 British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops died in (...)

Its name is derived from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning “beautiful city”. Today, the peninsula of Gallipoli is part of northwest Turkey. We will hear a(...)

Indian soldiers pose as Indian artillery gunners of the first World War, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/ EPA

After a century in denial, India is starting to acknowledge the role played by more than a million of its soldiers in helping its British colonial mas(...)

 Jeremy Clarkson: the former Top Gear television presenter  is another member of the 1 per cent who get to walk away with most of the cash. The producer whom he allegedly assaulted is almost certainly not a member and probably will never be. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

What links Jeremy Clarkson, the rise of the robots and economic inequality? An unkind observer might say that the connection is all too obvious but th(...)

That Benjamin Clementine has presence is clear from the outset. The London native has had an eventful life, as seen in biographical notes abou(...)