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BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum on stress, passion and bean counters. Just another ordinary day in the world of antiques!

BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum on stress, passion and bean counters. Just another ordinary day in the world of antiques!

What is it about stress that is so addictive? Most of the people I know - who work in the art and antiques business - are stressed-out. The funny thing is, they don’t really complain about it. If anything, stress is worn like a badge of honour.

Goodbye To An Old Soldier

John Sheppard (born 6.8.1915) enlistedinto 5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment (TA) on 18.5.1932 at Market Harborough. Served as Platoon Sergeant Major in Norway with 1/5th Battalion in World War Two and was awarded the D.C.M. (L.G.

Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum takes a look at the perennial question that no one seems to be able to answer!

Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum takes a look at the perennial question that no one seems to be able to answer!

What’s the next big thing? I wish I knew! It’s a question I’ve been asked so often that these days I evade answering it altogether or simply retort with a lame joke about crystal balls and sitting on a beach with pots of money in the bank.

Bee All & End All

Honeybees, our most important food pollinators, have started dropping like proverbial flies! We needed to find out why, and research by scientists indicates that it is due to the increased use of a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.

St James’ Church Burton Lazers Article By Elizabeth Lewin

St James’ Church Burton Lazers Article By Elizabeth Lewin

St James’ is a modest sized 12th Century church in the equally modest sized village of Burton Lazars, found to the south of Melton Mowbray. Although a typical village church in many ways, St James’ has a very surprising churchyard, in terms of particular monuments and persons interred therein.

Injured military personnel and veterans have helped excavate a mysterious Roman building complex as part of an archaeology project which aims to help their recovery

Injured military personnel and veterans have helped excavate a mysterious Roman building complex as part of an archaeology project which aims to help their recovery

Serving personnel and veterans worked alongside experienced archaeologists from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the Defence Archaeology Group (DAG) and staff and students from the University of Leicester, on excavations of Whitewall Brake Roman building complex within the MOD’s Caerwe

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