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Fabulous ‘new’ 1895 map of Kings Cross online – five feet to the mile!

A wonderful online presentation of the 1893-95 Ordnance Survey sheets for London are available from the National Library for Scotland. ¬†At this astonishing scale the detail is exquisite, even within some buildings such as the train stations (predating Google by … Continue reading

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Local man pleads guilty to preventing lawful burial of the body in shopping trolley in the canal

Of all the appalling deaths in Kings Cross this one was the strangest for years – the body of an Italian man Sebastiano Magnanini (pictured), found last autumn in a shopping trolley in Regents Canal. (There’s a (very)¬†Guardian background piece … Continue reading

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