A scheme to help children from disadvantaged areas with their reading has been so successful, the charity which runs it says it needs to expand. The Doorstep Library takes books around some of London's poorer estates, encouraging youngsters to read.
Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire. The elegant stone hall, part 17th century but with fine provincial 18th century facade, is famous as the home of Queen Victoria's prime minister, Lord Melbourne & for its outstanding garden built in the early 18th century in the style of Andre Le Notre. The house contains a grandly carved staircase & fine Stuart portraits & pictures by Lely and Dahl.