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Nearly 1,000 artefacts related to the famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been donated by collector Clive Richards to the SS Great Britain Trust. The collection will go on display to the public in 2016. By far the strangest object will
One of the most ingenious and prolific engineers in history, Brunel oversaw the building of 25 railway lines, more than 100 bridges and three ships – and was rarely seen without a cigar between his lips.
150 ago this week, a miserable and overworked young Leicester girl was taken to court by her taskmaster employers – but their strong-arm tactics backfired. Priscilla Langton was 12 when, in 1864, she left school to work at Leicester cigar- making firm, G
Figures show diplomats have spent £16,137 on cigars so far this year Is part of £407,797 spent by the Foreign Office on entertaining in 2014
Is it a cigarette or a cigar? Miley Cyrus posts a photograph of herself puffing away on a roll-up – she’s not setting a good example
With the exception of RYO tobacco, tobacco volume sales continued to decline in the UK in 2013. Sales continued to be hit by rising costs, duties, health and wellbeing considerations and a general development towards considering smoking as a less sociall
Julia Donaldson has said that she would “never encourage smoking in a children’s book” after some readers went online to complain about her inclusion of a ne’er-do-well scarecrow character who attempts to impress a lady by blowing smoke rings in her new b
This year is going to be a busy one for the tobacco category as it’s the manufacturers’ last chance to launch new lines before the full display ban in April 2015. That’s the opinion of Alan Graham, head of marketing at Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK (STG
Lady Soames, who was short and stocky like her father and perhaps as stubborn, savored a fine cigar. After she quit smoking, around 2000, she auctioned off the family stash of Havanas for $221,000. NEXT IN EUROPE
Along with the National Institutes of Health, they analyzed an annual survey of drug and alcohol use among Americans ages 12 and up. The latest ‘it’ accessory: Young people are smoking fewer cigarettes these days, but their cigar use is rising, which ma