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Chris Carter

Chris Carter is the wealth editor at MoneyWeek. He graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2005 before gaining an MA in English from the University of York, where he specialised in Renaissance literature. Chris joined MoneyWeek in 2011.

He writes on entrepreneurs, travel, collecting, auctions and alternative investments.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @Kit_Carter

 

Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return
Alternative investments

Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return

The gem market has been stricken by Covid-19. It will recover, says Chris Carter
9 Apr 2021
Three lesser-known holiday spots in Greece
Travel and holidays

Three lesser-known holiday spots in Greece

Foreign holiday bookings are surging– seek the spots the crowds will have missed. Chris Carter reports
9 Apr 2021
1 April 1999: The minimum wage is introduced in Britain
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1 April 1999: The minimum wage is introduced in Britain

On this day in 1999, the national minimum wage was introduced in Britain, bringing an instant pay rise to 1.9 million low-paid workers.
1 Apr 2021
Five unusual UK holidays
Travel and holidays

Five unusual UK holidays

Looking for something different that doesn’t involve travelling abroad? Chris Carter has some ideas
1 Apr 2021
Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?
Art

Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?

How will history judge Beeple and the new digital way of making art?
26 Mar 2021
Three idyllic countryside retreats
Travel and holidays

Three idyllic countryside retreats

We could all do with a chance to stretch our legs. Chris Carter suggests a spell at a farm
26 Mar 2021
Corfu: an idyllic Greek island refuge
Travel and holidays

Corfu: an idyllic Greek island refuge

Greece is preparing to welcome back tourists. Make a dash for Corfu, says Chris Carter
19 Mar 2021
Virtual cherry blossom – how to indulge in “hanami” from your sofa
Travel and holidays

Virtual cherry blossom – how to indulge in “hanami” from your sofa

Chris Carter enjoys the cherry-blossom blooms of a Japanese spring from his locked-down London home.
12 Mar 2021
Five stylish hotel suites
Travel and holidays

Five stylish hotel suites

From an exclusive villa in the Seychelles to a luxury pad in New York. Chris Carter reports
5 Mar 2021
Get in on the new craze for digital art
Alternative investments

Get in on the new craze for digital art

Auction houses are hoping to lure the Reddit mob with digital art. Chris Carter reports.
26 Feb 2021
Blow the lockdown cobwebs away with a self-drive supercar holiday
Travel and holidays

Blow the lockdown cobwebs away with a self-drive supercar holiday

Bored with lockdown? Don't want to fly? Why not go on a Grand Tour of Europe at the wheel of a supercar instead?
26 Feb 2021
24 February 1809: Drury Lane theatre burns down
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24 February 1809: Drury Lane theatre burns down

On this day in 1809, celebrated playwright Richard Sheridan was effectively ruined when the Drury Lane theatre went up in smoke.
24 Feb 2021
23 February 1963: The case of the electrified Land Rover
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23 February 1963: The case of the electrified Land Rover

On this day in 1963, an unsuspecting bobby gets a shock when he stumbles upon an electrified Land Rover.
23 Feb 2021
23 February 1820: the Cato Street Conspiracy unravels
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23 February 1820: the Cato Street Conspiracy unravels

The Bow Street Runners burst in on the Cato Street conspirators, frustrating their plans to massacre the entire Cabinet, on this day in 1820.
23 Feb 2021
The return of the Great British holiday
Travel and holidays

The return of the Great British holiday

Planning on holidaying at home? Just be aware that millions will have had the same idea, says Chris Carter
19 Feb 2021
18 February 1911: First official airmail flight
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18 February 1911: First official airmail flight

On this day in 1911, the first official airmail flight took off from Allahabad in India, with Frenchman Henri Pequet flying a Humber Sommer biplane.
18 Feb 2021
16 February 1957: The “Toddlers’ Truce” comes to an end
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16 February 1957: The “Toddlers’ Truce” comes to an end

On Saturday, 16 February, 1957, the “Toddlers’ Truce” – a programme-free hour on TV between 6pm and 7pm – was finally broken.
16 Feb 2021
16 February 1659: Britain’s first cheque is issued
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16 February 1659: Britain’s first cheque is issued

Merchant Nicholas Vanacker made out the first British cheque payable to Mr Delboe for the grand sum of £400, dated 16 February 1659.
16 Feb 2021
Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price
Alternative investments

Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price

The New York-style Brasher gold coin just set a new record auction sale price of $9.4. Chris Carter reports
12 Feb 2021
Should you head abroad or stay in the UK for your summer holiday?
Travel and holidays

Should you head abroad or stay in the UK for your summer holiday?

If you go abroad there will be trouble, says Chris Carter. But you should be safer with a holiday nearer home.
12 Feb 2021
12 February 1994: Edvard Munch’s The Scream is stolen
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12 February 1994: Edvard Munch’s The Scream is stolen

One of the world's most famous paintings, The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, was stolen from the National Art Museum in Oslo on this day in …
12 Feb 2021
10 February 1355: The St Scholastica’s Day riots
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10 February 1355: The St Scholastica’s Day riots

On this day in 1355, the “town versus gown” rivalry in Oxford boiled over into three days of fighting, dubbed the St Scholastica’s Day riots.
10 Feb 2021
10 February 1906: HMS Dreadnought is launched
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10 February 1906: HMS Dreadnought is launched

Britain upped the stakes in naval warfare when it launched the era-defining HMS Dreadnought on this day in 1906 – by far the most powerful ship of its…
10 Feb 2021
4 February 1194: Richard the Lionheart is ransomed
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4 February 1194: Richard the Lionheart is ransomed

Having fallen into the hands of the Duke of Austria and the Holy Roman Emperor, King Richard I of England was freed from captivity on this day in 1194…
4 Feb 2021
4 February 1818: Sir Walter Scott finds the Honours of Scotland
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4 February 1818: Sir Walter Scott finds the Honours of Scotland

Romantic poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott discovered the Honours of Scotland – Scotland's crown jewels – on this day in 1818, after they had been mi…
4 Feb 2021
2 February 1709: Alexander Selkirk is rescued
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2 February 1709: Alexander Selkirk is rescued

After four years and four months marooned on a desert island, Alexander Selkirk – the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe – was rescued on …
2 Feb 2021
2 February 1901: Queen Victoria’s funeral procession
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2 February 1901: Queen Victoria’s funeral procession

Britain mourned the death of Queen Victoria by holding a grand state funeral for Britain's then longest-reigning monarch, on this day in 1901.
2 Feb 2021
Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK
Alternative investments

Brexit sparks an exodus of artworks form the UK

The last days of Britain's membership of the EU saw a rush to get artworks out of the country before the introduction of new export rules.
29 Jan 2021
Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia
Alternative investments

Whisk yourself away to better times with transport memorabilia

Nostalgia is driving a boom in transport memorabilia, including tube train luggage racks and illuminated garage signs. Chris Carter reports.
29 Jan 2021
Three of the best motorbikes to get you out on the highway
Toys and gadgets

Three of the best motorbikes to get you out on the highway

Prepare for a summer of motoring freedom and fun with a new motorbike. Chris Carter reports.
29 Jan 2021
28 January 1958: the Lego brick is patented
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28 January 1958: the Lego brick is patented

Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the son of the Danish founder of Lego, patents the famous eight-stud Lego brick, on this day in 1958.
28 Jan 2021
Five stylish new hotels opening this year
Travel and holidays

Five stylish new hotels opening this year

From hip new digs in Sydney to luxurious OTT rooms at Versailles. Chris Carter reports.
22 Jan 2021
22 January 1979: Public sector strike cripples Britain
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22 January 1979: Public sector strike cripples Britain

On this day in 1979, thousands of public sector workers downed tools over the Labour government's unpopular policy to tackle inflation.
22 Jan 2021
20 January 1841: Britain takes possession of Hong Kong
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20 January 1841: Britain takes possession of Hong Kong

On this day in 1841, Hong Kong island was ceded to Britain following the Chuenpi Convention, along with a resumption of the opium trade.
20 Jan 2021
A way round Covid-19 travel restrictions
Travel and holidays

A way round Covid-19 travel restrictions

Assuming travel to your intended destination is allowed at all, why not just rent the whole hotel? Chris Carter reports.
15 Jan 2021
14 January 2002: Britain’s foot-and-mouth disease epidemic ends
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14 January 2002: Britain’s foot-and-mouth disease epidemic ends

The government finally declared Britain’s foot-and-mouth disease crisis over on this day in 2002, almost a year after the first case had been identifi…
14 Jan 2021