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Odd UK street names and their meanings

This is a trip through Britain’s oddly-labelled street names, from gruesome tales to foodie heaven — but not every name carries the meaning you might expect.

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How street names have changed through time

All across the country local authorities are changing street names to reflect our modern society and eradicate some less-favourable historical references. But how are roads named in the first place?

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The telephone story — how deaf research changed the world

The story of the telephone is one of technology, irony, big business and legal wrangles against a backdrop of ingenious engineering and invention. The telephone touched the lives of millions of people and brought about the biggest revolution in global communication for more than four centuries. And all because of an accidental discovery on the road to helping the hard of hearing.

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7 things you didn’t know about the telephone

The telephone has come a long way since Victorian times, from a phone book with no numbers and an automated system born out of the death trade, to neurotic conditions, a diamond-encrusted iPhone and revelations about its inventor 140 years too late. Here are seven things you (possibly) didn’t know about the telephone.

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Songs about telephones

Songs about phones have been around since the 60's and the earliest on the list was still being played live by the writer two years ago!

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