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Bromley home of UK’s first Indian MP fitted with blue plaque

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Dadabhai Naoroji, quien en 1892 became the first Indian to win a popular election to the UK parliament, has been commemorated with a blue plaque. Known as the “grand old man of India”, Naoroji’s long career in politics ...

MP whose murder sparked Irish civil war to get Commons plaque

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En 22 junio 1922 Sir Henry Wilson, an army field marshal turned MP, unveiled a plaque to railway employees who had died in the first world war before returning to his stately home in Belgravia, centro de londres. He was a...

Cambridge college spent £120,000 in failed bid to remove slave trader plaque

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A Cambridge University college spent £120,000 on its failed attempt to remove a memorial in its chapel to a 17th-century benefactor who had extensive involvement in the slave trade, ha surgido. Writing in the Guar...

‘We can’t believe it’: Cambridge college master aghast as slave trader plaque stays

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The master of a Cambridge University college at the centre of a dispute over a memorial to a benefactor who was involved in the slave trade has described a recent judgment by a church court that it should remain in th...

Bristol Cathedral replaces men-only plaque remembering first female priests

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A plaque to mark the first female priests ordained into the Church of England is being replaced this week because it only mentioned the male clergy who carried out the ceremony. Bristol Cathedral became the first Angl...

Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

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A college at the University of Oxford has installed a plaque next to a statue of the mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, describing him as “committed British colonialist” who exploited the “peoples of southern...

Placa en honor al activista de Windrush presentada en la oficina de Enoch Powell

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Se ha revelado una placa conmemorativa en honor a la activista Paulette Wilson en el edificio de Wolverhampton que solía albergar la oficina del distrito electoral de Enoch Powell, como parte de una ceremonia de conmemoración del Día Windrush. W ...

Red faces in Rome as street plaque misspells ex-president’s name

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The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, was forced to abandon a ceremony dedicating a road in Rome to one of his predecessors, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, after officials noticed the name on the stone plaque was misspelle...

Plaque unveiled to mark the birth of the Manchester Guardian

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Two hundred years after it was founded in the aftermath of a bloody anti-establishment protest, a plaque has been erected to mark the birth of the Manchester Guardian. Speaking at the unveiling in Manchester city cent...