Foreign News: No. 10

No. 10 Downing Street, official home of Britain's Prime Ministers for nearly 200 years, is falling down. In fact, the discovery was recently made and last week advertised that the house and No. 11, official home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was crumbling from dry rot. The Office of Public Works stated that one of the walls had subsided, that there was no imminent danger of collapse. Crowds flocked to see the historic building. It was mooted that it would have to be rebuilt.

In the 18th Century, the little cul-de-sac of Downing Street...

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