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Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

Science
RHSA mystery 19th-Century botanist has been found, thanks to sleuthing work by the public.Isabella Anne Allen had been known only by the secrets she left behind, tucked between the pages of an old book.But following an appeal for information, on the BBC News website, she has now been traced to the village of Madresfield, Worcestershire.Her story came to light when clues such as pressed flowers, poems and doodles were found inside The English Flora.Donated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) decades ago, the botanical text was rediscovered by staff sorting through boxes ahead of a move to a new library.And libraries and exhibitions head Fiona Davison said the clues within revealed its original owner "would have been a figure in the local society and in public". "She is a gardener as we...
Paul Heckingbottom named Sheffield United interim boss until end of season following Chris Wilder’s departure

Paul Heckingbottom named Sheffield United interim boss until end of season following Chris Wilder’s departure

Sports
Sheffield United have confirmed under-23s manager Paul Heckingbottom will take charge of the team for the remainder of the season following Chris Wilder’s departure. Wilder’s five-year association with the Blades came to an end on Saturday night by mutual consent. Getty Images Tindall is expected to make the move to Bramall Lane Heckingbottom, who has previously managed Barnsley, Leeds and Hibernian, will be assisted by former Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall and Wilder’s former assistant Alan Knill. It is a great honour to be considered to lead this club until the end of the season and I thank the board for putting their trust in me,” Heckingbottom told sufc.co.uk. “We have a lot of work to do, but have a great support network, all of whom will bring ...
Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul exchange insults after Mayweather reveals he wants exhibitions with Jake and 50 Cent following next bout against Logan Paul

Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul exchange insults after Mayweather reveals he wants exhibitions with Jake and 50 Cent following next bout against Logan Paul

Sports
Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul have bizarrely exchanged words on social media. On Wednesday night, the retired 50-0 pound-for-pound great listed the YouTuber as an opponent he wants to face in an exhibition later this year. Chris Farina/Top Rank Floyd Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record Floyd is already set to face Jake’s brother, Logan Paul, in an exhibition which is currently postponed. After this, he wants to fight Jake and rapper 50 Cent. Mayweather said: “This year I will focus on several exhibitions. “I will have an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan again. Of course the one with Logan Paul and I. “And if Jake Paul can get past his next opponent Ben Askren, I will have an exhibition with him as well. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom ...
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, following bout with cancer

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, following bout with cancer

Entertainment
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday following a battle with cancer, his son said. He was 65. Wolf Van Halen announced the death of his father, also the namesake of the band Van Halen, in a post on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Advertisement "I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift." Eddie Van Halen was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on Jan. 26, 1955, and his family emigrated to Pasadena, Calif., eight years later. He and his brother, drummer Alex, founded the band that would go on to become Van Halen in 1972, cementing a line-up with bassist Michael Anthony and s...
Proms come to close following Rule, Britannia! row

Proms come to close following Rule, Britannia! row

Entertainment
A subdued version of The Last Night of the Proms has been held in London, after a row over Rule, Britannia! threatened to overshadow the event.It saw a pared-down version of the BBC Symphony Orchestra play to an empty Royal Albert Hall, in order to comply with coronavirus restrictions.After a very public row, the patriotic songs Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory were sung by a small choir.The BBC was criticised for plans to omit the lyrics last month.Critics said the words evoked a British colonial, imperialist past that is at odds with the values of modern Britain and the Black Lives Matter movement.The BBC insisted its original decision had been driven less by politics than by the limitations imposed on musicians, and choirs in particular, dur...