The Mercury News
Posted on Tue, Mar. 09, 2004
British girl named Diot
Coke in 1379
LONDON - Naming your child after a popular soft drink could
be seen as a little bit faddish, but the parents of young Diot
Coke might be forgiven - they gave their baby daughter the
name way back in 1379.
Researchers at Britain's National Archives believe that the little
girl, born in West Riding in Yorkshire, was the unfortunate
victim of the corruption of the name Dionisia. One of the
diminutives derived from that name on its path to the modern
day Denise was Diot.
BAE's secret vault in Geneva
Papers 'moved out of reach of the law'
David Leigh and Rob Evans
Monday March 8, 2004
The Guardian has discovered a secret vault in Switzerland, where BAE,
Britain's largest arms company, is alleged to have hidden filing cabinets full
of evidence of covert payments to foreign politicians.
Allegations of corruption surrounding BAE's arms sales around the world
have been frequently made, but this is the first concrete information that the
firm, a large British public company with intimate relations with the Blair
government, may be deliberately concealing evidence outside the jurisdiction
of its own legal authorities, exploiting Switzerland's secrecy rules.
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History's an open book at records office
By Gary [log in to unmask]
10 March 2004
ULSTER people will now have easier access to unique
documents which reflect historical events over several
Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Angela Smith has
opened a new public search room at the Public Record
Office in Northern Ireland which has been refurbished at
a cost of £250,000.
11 March 2004
UK Museums Unite To Publish 'A Manifesto
Museums across the country have joined together to publish A
Manifesto for Museums, calling for a five-year programme of
investment to sustain their current success and build for the
Black Information Link
Launch of the Bernie Grant Collection
The Bernie Grant Trust
The late Bernie Grant MP (1944 – 2000) led a remarkable life.
Over 35 years, he was at the forefront of a furious dialogue
about race in British society, as a trades unionist and civil
rights activist, as the first ever Black Leader of a local
authority in Europe in Haringey, North London, as an
outspoken Black Member of Parliament, and as an
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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