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  • 27-05-2014: Hertfordshire K6 kiosk is converted into one of Britain's smallest art galleries
    A K6 telephone kiosk in Old Northaw, purchased from BT, is converted into a mini-art gallery called 'The Old Curiosity Box' by local residents. http://goo.gl/PhTzBL
  • 26-05-2014: Norfolk village of Swanton Morley is the latest community to adopt a K6 kiosk
    Parish councillors in the village of Swanton Morley are looking for innovative ideas for an adopted K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/kt3twl
  • 26-05-2014: Nottinghamshire K6 kiosk to become home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A disused K6 telephone kiosk in Bradmore near Keyworth, is to be fitted with a life-saving defibrillator, with support from the Community HeartBeat Trust. http://goo.gl/IVXaAn
  • 02-05-2014: K6 kiosk on the Isle of Skye converted to house life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A K6 telephone kiosk in the village of Bernisdale is fitted with a life-saving defibrillator with the support of local residents Dougie and Pam Smith and charity Lucky2BHere. http://goo.gl/SwQ8Oq
  • 01-05-2014: Cambridgeshire villagers unite with a campaign to save their local red K6 kiosk
    Residents from Clavering form a campaign group to save and restore their local K6, which was purchased from British Telecom by the local parish council. http://goo.gl/1lxuf3
  • 25-04-2014: Residents unite in a campaign calling for the restoration of a rare K4 kiosk
    Community members in Warrington have started a campaign demanding the restoration of the town's rare K4 telephone kiosk, one of just five surviving examples of the combined telephone box and 'mini' post office. http://goo.gl/nWjGxQ
  • 24-04-2014: Suffolk town K6 kiosk becomes home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A disused K6 telephone kiosk in Southwold has been fitted with a life-saving defibrillator donated by the East of England Cooperative Society. http://goo.gl/ax5SbM
  • 22-04-2014: East Sussex K6 kiosks converted to house life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A DEFIB Day the East Sussex town of Steyning sets out to teach local residents how to use a life-saving defibrillator, after three disused K6 kiosks in East Sussex were fitted with the equipment. http://goo.gl/nDBDbD
  • 14-04-2014: British street artist Banksy uses a dilapidated KX100 kiosk in lastest work
    Commenting on Government surveillance in the United Kingdom, British street artist Banksy has used a disused KX100 kiosk as a backdrop for his latest work near to GCHQ in Cheltenham. http://goo.gl/YzSNsX
  • 13-04-2014: Derbyshire village K6 kiosk converted into a oral history audio heritage centre
    Residents of the village of Tideswell have converted a disused K6 kiosk into the Tideswell History Telephone, a permanent oral history audio heritage centre recalling the history of the village. http://goo.gl/j9Heqx
  • 09-04-2014: Disused Monmouthshire K6 kiosk becomes local information point for visitors
    A disused K6 kiosk in Pen-y-Fan is converted to serve as a local information and tourist point, with information for visitors about attractions in the surrounding area. http://goo.gl/psE3u9
  • 01-04-2014: K6 kiosk converted into a cashpoint machine installed in Birmingham city centre
    Located on Pinfold Street, near to New Street Station, a K6 kiosk housing a cash point machine has been recently installed in Birmingham city centre. http://goo.gl/zBXgfc
  • 29-03-2014: Scheme launched to convert Leicester K6 telephone kiosk into a miniature cafe
    Plans have been announced to convert a K6 telephone kiosk outside Leicester railway station into the county's smallest cafe, serving coffee, ice cream and snacks. http://goo.gl/fap8fO
  • 26-03-2014: Huddersfield kiosk is attacked by mindless vandals leaving residents shocked
    The community of Upper Denby is dismayed to find mindless vandals have attacked their adopted K6 kiosk, four years after the unveiling of the restored telephone box. http://goo.gl/x1az82
  • 25-03-2014: Converted Lewisham K2 telephone kiosk becomes London's smallest book library
    Enthusiast Sebastian Handley has helped to convert a K2 kiosk in the London Borough of Lewisham into a library, with the kiosk celebrating its second month of operation. http://goo.gl/qi1slI
  • 08-03-2014: Licolnshire town of Stamford is the latest community to adopt a K6 telephone kiosk
    Town councillors in Stamford are looking for innovative ideas for an adopted K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/q2rRYa
  • 07-03-2014: K6 kiosk in north-western German town is restored by members of the British Army
    A K6 kiosk, donated to the north-western German town of Bielefeld, is restored by members of the British Army, for the first time since its arrival twenty-five years ago. http://goo.gl/SGUv6I
  • 13-02-2014: Britain's stormy winter weather claims one of Hull's famous white-painted kiosks
    A white K6 kiosk on Salisbury Street in Hull is knocked over and irreparably damaged by a falling tree during high winds on the evening of 12 February. http://goo.gl/TpH4u0
  • 04-02-2014: East London listed-K2 telephone box converted into mini-local lending library
    A K2 kiosk, adopted as part of the Adopt a Kiosk scheme, is converted by Lewisham resident Sebastian Handley into a mini-library, with local residents encouraged to donate books to stock the library. http://goo.gl/TOqa0D
  • 30-01-2014: Disused pair of seaside telephone kiosks to be converted into miniature cafes
    Two K6 kiosks standing at the root-end of the Palace Pier in Brighton are to be converted into miniature cafes serving food and beverages to residents and tourists in the East Sussex town. http://goo.gl/pTs8Vy
  • 24-01-2014: Surrey telephone box transformed into miniature book swap for local community
    Byfleet resident Genoveva Martinez converts a K6 kiosk, located in her front garden, to house a book swap shop library for the local community, filled with donated books. http://goo.gl/hY27Gt
  • 21-01-2014: Leicestershire K6 kiosks converted to house life-saving defibrillator equipment
    Two K6 telephone kiosks in the Leicestershire villages of Hickling and Barkby are fitted with life-saving defibrillators provided by the Community HeartBeat Trust. http://goo.gl/PEO4ZV
  • 18-01-2014: Gloucestershire red telephone kiosks to be converted into mini-art galleries
    Ten K6 telephone boxes in Cheltenham are to be converted into miniature art galleries as part of a project between Cheltenham Borough Council, which has adopted the kiosks from British Telecom for £1 each, and the Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. http://goo.gl/RdvkBI
  • 15-01-2014: Wiltshire village telephone box has a new life as a hi-tech information hub
    A redundant K6 telephone box in the village of Purton near Swindon is converted by data communications company Lde Digital Services into a hi-tech hub with high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and an information screen showing a map of the village and community information. http://goo.gl/e8O4mX
  • 14-01-2014: National Public Radio charts Britain's affection for the red telephone box
    America's National Public Radio in Washington DC reports on Britons and their iconic red telephone kiosks, and how the rise of the mobile phone has seen the decline of the telephone box. http://goo.gl/LXB7Qm
  • 27-12-2013: Isle of Man telecoms company puts kiosks in the hands of local authorities
    Six under-used kiosks on the Isle of Man will have their future determined by local authorities after Manx Telecom hands them over after the kiosk's annual revenue falls below £10 each. http://goo.gl/G5EkMj
  • 18-12-2013: The story of Oxford's thirteen surviving red telephone boxes goes online
    A history of the remaining red telephone kiosks in the centre of Oxford is published, telling the story of the surviving 13 kiosks, included three listed K6 and one K2 kiosk. http://goo.gl/LxQ5h2
  • 11-12-2013: Red telephone kiosk returns to Scottish town to serve as information booth
    A beautifully restored K6 telephone box is returned to the East Dunbartonshire town of Kirkintilloch, which will be joined by two others to serve as information booths. http://goo.gl/AgLSIQ
  • 21-11-2013: Telephone box calendar selling across the world after being branded 'boring'
    After making the news for not selling a single copy, the 'Fast Disappearing Red Telephone Boxes of Wales 2014' calendar is snapped up by telephone box fans around the world. http://goo.gl/2mEbM6
  • 14-11-2013: Suffolk telephone box may become home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A disused K6 telephone kiosk in Southwold may be fitted with a life-saving defibrillator if a local fundraising campaign is successful. http://goo.gl/AfUWYd
  • 14-11-2013: KC donate a K6 kiosk to Beverley's 'The Old School House' residential home
    KC - the Hull-based telecommunications company - has donated one of its cream-painted K6 kiosk to 'The Old School House' residential home in Beverley. It will be placed in the garden to help residents suffering with dementia, by reminding them of familiar objects from their past. http://goo.gl/o2SPi3
  • 13-11-2013: Staffordshire K6 kiosk converted to house life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A K6 telephone kiosk in the Staffordshire village of Hillington is fitted with a life-saving defibrillator purchased by West Midlands Ambulance Service. http://goo.gl/k9IVCW
  • 07-11-2013: Yorkshire Police are looking for missing 'Tardis' blue K6 telephone kiosks
    Ten blue-painted K6 kiosks, part of an initiative to bring free wi-fi to Leeds, have disappeared from the Kent-based company Uniquely British, who were in the process of restoring them for telecommunications company AQL. http://goo.gl/AEwR1q
  • 24-10-2013: Hampshire villagers celebrate the unveiling of their refurbished K6 library
    Residents of Houghton, near Winchester, have gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the village's refurbished K6 lending library, complete with a miniature K6 celebratory cake! http://goo.gl/PtDi9c
  • 10-10-2013: Campaigners in Felixstowe receive a setback in efforts to save town kiosk
    Efforts to save one of only three remaining K6 telephone kiosks in Felixstowe has suffered a setback as redevelopment plans for the seafront gardens would see one of those kiosks removed. http://goo.gl/Hqvu2N
  • 07-10-2013: Nottinghamshire author uses local K6 kiosk as venue for her book launch
    Author Cathy Bramley holds a book launch at Lambley Book Exchange, the village's adopted kiosk now converted to a lending library, for her new romantic comedy novel 'Conditional Love'. http://goo.gl/vA10WS
  • 03-10-2013: Berkshire village K6 may become home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A disused K6 telephone kiosk in Sonning may be fitted with a life-saving defibrillator if a campaign by local resident Vicky Reeves is successful. http://goo.gl/OtnA4B
  • 30-09-2013: Norfolk village K6 telephone kiosk converted to miniature local library
    Villagers in Great Snoring, near Fakenham, have adopted the local K6 kiosk and converted it into a library, and resident Reed Bowden will be act as volunteer librarian. http://goo.gl/wT0X2Q
  • 27-09-2013: Two adopted Edinburgh kiosks become home to a lending library and art gallery
    The Athelstaneford Book Nook and Porty Light Box are two of the latest schemes for adopted kiosks in the United Kingdom, where communities are able to adopt a kiosk from British Telecom. http://goo.gl/fJdDYS
  • 22-09-2013: Peak District community ensures that British Telecom repaints the village kiosk
    Residents of the Peak District village of Sheldon arrange for BT to repaint the village's K6 kiosk at the start of September. http://goo.gl/fdhxt6
  • 19-09-2013: Somerset adopted telephone kiosk to tell the local story in miniature form
    Plans are put in place to create a three-dimensional model showing the mining and railway heritage of Radstock in Somerset, to be housed in an adopted K6 telephone kiosk. http://goo.gl/NAuJ7z
  • 09-09-2013: Dorset village K6 telephone kiosk transformed into local lending library
    The red K6 telephone box in the village of Kington Magna in Dorset is converted to a library allowing villagers to share books. http://goo.gl/NTgIrj
  • 08-09-2013: Montgomery Town Council left red faced after it repaints a telephone kiosk blue
    Town Council has to apply for retrospective planning permission for repainting an adopted kiosk in Montgomery blue during its conversion to a mini tourist information centre. http://goo.gl/5GPG0J
  • 02-09-2013: Lincolnshire disused telephone kiosk becomes miniature community book swap shop
    Villagers in Ashby-cum-Fenby have converted their disused local kiosk to house a book exchange library for the local community to share books with fellow villagers. http://goo.gl/QMcRQw
  • 29-08-2013: Hertfordshire village kiosk becomes home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    The village telephone kiosk in Meesden is fitted with a life-saving defibrillator following a campaign by local resident Ken Newstead. http://goo.gl/ptJikR
  • 17-08-2013: Video interview with the Wiggonholt Association about their K6 kiosk adoption
    Peter Flatter, director of the Wiggonholt Association, speaks to the West Sussex County Times about the restoration of a K6 kiosk in the South Downs National Park, which the association converted into a local information point. http://goo.gl/3RNvsF
  • 07-08-2013: South Downs National Park adopted telephone kiosk becomes an information point
    The Wiggonholt Association transforms a disused telephone box in the hamlet of North Stoke to an information point, housing a map of the area and details of local points of interest and amenities, leaflets and brochures. http://goo.gl/QEVLKA
  • 05-08-2013: Lancashire historian discovers historic photograph of Colne's first telephone box
    Local historian Jill Pengelly discovers a rare photograph taken in autumn 1927 of the first K1 telephone kiosk installed at Hyde Park in the Lancashire town of Colne. http://goo.gl/r5nQ21
  • 29-07-2013: Cambridgeshire kiosk converted to lending library gutted by fire started by vandals
    Residents in the village of Burrough Green witness their adopted K6 kiosk, lovingly converted to a miniature local lending library gutted by fire started by mindless vandals. http://goo.gl/dknF6m
  • 26-07-2013: K6 telephone box given by Nottinghamshire town to German twinned-town damaged in storm
    Newark residents appeal for help to repair, or replace, a K6 kiosk donated to its twin town of Emmendingen in south-west Germany, that was damaged by a falling tree during a storm. http://goo.gl/3kK7Lj
  • 20-07-2013: Norfolk villagers convert their adopted kiosk into a local tourist information point
    After its adoption by Overstrand Parish Council, a disused kiosk is converted to a tourist information point providing visitors with leaflets, maps and information on local attractions. http://goo.gl/6vQ08n
  • 09-07-2013: Suffolk village telephone box transformed by residents into local lending library
    The red K6 telephone box in the village of Ufford, is converted into a library allowing villagers to share books with fellow residents. http://goo.gl/jAI9P5
  • 05-07-2013: Adopted south Oxfordshire telephone kiosk is to be converted into a floral display
    Disused K6 kiosk in the village of Sonning Common is to be converted into a floral display by local volunteers who plan to fill the kiosk with flowering and climbing plants. http://goo.gl/h7760D
  • 01-07-2013: Leeds streets become home to 24 K6 telephone boxes repainted a Tardis-blue colour
    24 K6 kiosks, fitted with wi-fi, and touch-screen devices displaying local tourist information, are unveiled at key locations on the streets of Leeds. http://goo.gl/1UzXf2
  • 30-06-2013: Shropshire red telephone boxes given Grade II-listed status by English Heritage
    English Heritage has awarded Grade II-listed status to 38 of the remaining 1,746 kiosks in the region, as British Telecom continues to reduce the number of telephone boxes in service. http://goo.gl/kl67mh
  • 27-06-2013: North Yorkshire K6 art gallery to house exhibition by Queen guitarist Brian May
    Residents in Settle, North Yorkshire, who turned the village K6 kiosk into one of the world's smallest art galleries, are set to host an exhibition of photographs by Queen band member Brian May. http://goo.gl/cWpUxf
  • 27-06-2013: Worcestershire adopted K6 kiosk is converted into a local art gallery installation
    As part of Pershore's "Smallest Art Exhibition in the world?" event a disused K6 kiosk is converted into an art installation showcasing the work of Pershore Arts. http://goo.gl/OWxw5j
  • 22-06-2013: Disused Norfolk telephone kiosk becomes a local information point for holidaymakers
    A disused K6 kiosk in South Walsham is converted to serve as a tourist information point with visitor information about attractions in the Norfolk Broads area. http://goo.gl/34uIaM
  • 21-06-2013: Kent adopted K6 telephone kiosk vandalised again in senseless attack by mindless thugs
    A kiosk in Margate, adopted by the town and used to advertise local businesses on the Stone Pier, suffers at the hand of mindless vandals for the second time in a matter of months. http://goo.gl/Y43nCt
  • 21-06-2013: Staffordshire K6 kiosk may be adopted to house potentially life-saving defibrillator
    Kingsley Parish Council is looking at adopting a disused K6 telephone kiosk and using it to house potentially life-saving defibrillator equipment. http://goo.gl/UV3REW
  • 19-06-2013: Wiltshire town of Warminster is the latest community to adopt a K6 telephone kiosk
    Town councillors in Warminster are looking for innovative ideas for an adopted K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/xCO5CU
  • 15-06-2013: The BBC reports on the declining use of public telephone boxes in rural areas
    A report from the BBC highlights the declining fortune of the telephone box, especially in rural areas of Britain, and considers whether they have a future. http://goo.gl/0GqDG
  • 15-06-2013: A BBC video report on the fight by Pilton villagers to get their K6 kiosk reinstated
    A report from the BBC highlights the villagers of Pilton and their missing kiosk, the adopt a kiosk scheme and the decline of the telephone box and considers whether they have a future, or not. http://goo.gl/EeuoQ
  • 14-06-2013: Pair of Essex telephone kiosks to be converted to miniature lending libraries
    Two K6 kiosks are to be turned into miniature libraries by residents after the kiosks were adopted from British Telecom by Felstead Parish Council. http://goo.gl/ElWrZ
  • 23-05-2013: Rutland residents puzzled by complaint about kiosk's defibrillator equipment
    Ashwell in Rutland, which celebrated the 2000th kiosk adoption earlier this year, has had a curious complaint that the kiosk was altered without listed building consent, when it was fitted with a potentially life-saving defibrillator. http://goo.gl/ZMD02
  • 16-05-2013: Somerset villagers angry with British Telecom for removing village's only K6 kiosk
    Residents of the village of Pilton react with anger following the discovery that the village's only K6 kiosk has been removed by BT, seemingly without warning. http://goo.gl/gxZhD
  • 11-05-2013: Somerset village adopts it sole remaining K6 kiosk to serve as village library
    Residents from the North Somerset village of Yatton convert their local telephone kiosk to a community book store following an idea by resident Martin Gray. http://goo.gl/hWXs7
  • 01-05-2013: Cotswolds village K6 telephone kiosk secures listed status from English Heritage
    A red K6 telephone box in the Cotswolds village of Blockley has been awarded Grade II-listed status by English Heritage. http://goo.gl/3Wxfj
  • 26-04-2013: Councillors of Cheshire town debate the fate of an under-used K6 telephone box
    Knutsford Town Council considers the future of one of the town's K6 kiosks, after hearing that the kiosk was used by only 90 people in the past year. http://goo.gl/YBJ8t
  • 11-04-2013: Lancashire telephone kiosk to become home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    A disused telephone kiosk in Clitheroe is to be fitted with a life-saving defibrillator thanks to an initiative by Clitheroe Town Council. http://goo.gl/0gn0S
  • 04-04-2013: Cambridgeshire resident urges British Telecom to reinstate village telephone kiosk
    A Hemingford Grey villager urges British Telecom to reinstate a red telephone box after they removed the kiosk, saying that it was damaged beyond repair. http://goo.gl/alclb
  • 04-04-2013: Ruthless thieves uproot village K6 telephone kiosk targeting its cash box
    An extraordinary and completely disproportionate attack on a K6 kiosk in the Suffolk village of Debenham saw the kiosk ripped from the ground by mindless thieves after the few coins in the cash box. http://goo.gl/azKTh
  • 30-03-2013: Over fifty adopted red telephone boxes have become home to life-saving defibrillators
    Plans are underway to use another 200 adopted kiosks to house defibrillator equipment to help save lives in emergencies. http://goo.gl/5SWA8
  • 28-03-2013: A K6 telephone kiosk reappears in Lincoln town centre, but as a cash point machine
    Lincoln High Street becomes home to a new red K6 telephone box, but instead of housing a telephone the kiosk is now fitted with a cash point machine. http://goo.gl/m0MdW
  • 27-03-2013: East London residents invite suggestions from locals for uses for two adopted kiosks
    Residents in Brockley, East London, are looking to find new uses for two disused listed K2 telephone kiosks recently adopted by their local council. http://goo.gl/dLbos
  • 27-03-2013: Cornwall villagers convert disused local telephone kiosk to serve as a miniature book library
    Residents from the Cornwall village of Lowertown convert their local telephone kiosk to a book-lending library following an idea from the Lowertown Community Group. http://goo.gl/c74S8
  • 22-03-2013: Echoes of the decline in the British red telephone box seen in New York City
    New York sees the number of public pay phones decline by more than half, with the city now having a similar number of pay phones as there are surviving red telephone boxes in Britain. http://goo.gl/zxe8k
  • 20-03-2013: Rutland telephone box is the 2000th kiosk to be adopted as part of BT scheme
    An under-used telephone kiosk in the village of Ashwell in Rutland, the 2000th adopted under the British Telecom scheme, is to be fitted with a life-saving defibrillator. http://goo.gl/GQhzS
  • 18-03-2013: British Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster becomes home to a K6 telephone kiosk
    While docked on the River Thames for HMS Belfast's 75th birthday celebrations, a red telephone box is installed aboard the Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster for use by the crew when they are in port. http://goo.gl/9xXCm
  • 13-03-2013: Hampshire kiosk is restored by BT following a campaign by local residents
    A neglected K6 kiosk on West Street in Havant is repainted following efforts of local residents to get the kiosk restored by British Telecom http://goo.gl/DnOCi
  • 09-03-2013: Declining telephone box usage sees British Telecom removing kiosks in Warwick
    Warwick is the latest town in Britain to see its surviving red telephone boxes reduced in number, as BT decommissions a number of under-used kiosks in the town centre. http://goo.gl/izzg8
  • 27-02-2013: Hull K6 kiosk dressed up to help raise money for the BBC's Comic Relief 2013
    Local Hull knitting group, The Knitwits, has knitted a bright red cosy for one of the town's kiosk to help raise money for Comic Relief. http://goo.gl/EB4GU
  • 25-02-2013: The Urban Ghosts online magazine recalls the history of the red Telephone Box
    An article on the Urban Ghosts website tells the story of the red Telephone Box, recalling some of the many uses for former kiosks, now adopted by their community http://goo.gl/ETj2Y
  • 21-02-2013: Derbyshire village telephone kiosk home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    The village telephone kiosk in Barrow-upon-Trent is fitted with a life-saving defibrillator following a campaign by resident Glenis Palmer, whose husband's life was saved by a defibrillator. http://goo.gl/GnZu3
  • 16-02-2013: Lincolnshire telephone kiosk is awarded listed status by English Heritage
    A one-year campaign led by parish councillor Pauline Bacon has succeed in achieving Grade-II listed status from English Heritage for a K6 telephone box in the village of Binbrook near Market Rasen. http://goo.gl/Hjqid
  • 05-02-2013: The Daily Telegraph charts the many unusual uses for the red telephone box
    An online photo gallery tells the story of some of the more unusual uses for the telephone box, from the art installation 'Out of Order' in Kingston-upon-Thames to a kiosk in Glendaruel, Argyll housing a life-saving defibrillator machine. http://goo.gl/XjDBC
  • 29-01-2013: A K6 telephone kiosk takes pride of place in a new Design Museum exhibition
    The Design Museum in London has chosen to include a K6 telephone kiosk as part of its 'Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things' exhibition, which runs from 30 January 2013 to 4 January 2015, at its Shad Thames home in Central London. http://goo.gl/LuKp6
  • 25-01-2013: Kent community looks for a new use for its adopted K6 telephone kiosk
    Parish councillors in the village of Wye are looking for a new use for the village K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/0ES4q
  • 17-01-2013: Expatriate K6 kiosk in Orange County, California to become local art installation
    A disused red telephone box, now resident in Laguna Beach in California, is to become a template for local artists to display their artwork either inside or outside iconic kiosk. http://goo.gl/eXIfo
  • 11-01-2013: Surrey kiosk is attacked by mindless vandals just months after its restoration
    The community of Send is dismayed to find mindless vandals have attacked their adopted K6 kiosk causing £200 of damage, less than 6 months since the unveiling of the restored kiosk. http://goo.gl/LrvGi
  • 08-01-2013: Watch my interview with German television, Deutsche Welle, about the Telephone Box
    See my interview, recorded at Covent Garden in central London, with Deutsche Welle's Martin Herzog about the story of Britain's of historic red telephone boxes. http://goo.gl/rlO49
  • 30-12-2012: Builder Les Kenny charts his project to build himself a K2 telephone kiosk
    Les Kenny shares his story of how he created his own red K2 telephone box out of wood. in a remarkable personal project to recreate one of Britain's most famous icon. http://goo.gl/Kg5hN
  • 21-12-2012: Cambridgeshire school children use a K6 kiosk to help their story writing skills
    Pupils and teachers at Great & Little Shelford Primary School dress up a mannequin as a character to sit in the local adopted K6 kiosk, and then use the character as inspiration for their story writing skills, creating a story about how the character came to be in the kiosk. http://goo.gl/ZC1BC
  • 20-12-2012: London votes the red telephone box as the city icon they would most like to save
    Time Out magazine asks its readers which of seven icons - including the Routemaster bus - would they most like to save if London "was burning down", with nearly 40% voting to save the red telephone box. http://goo.gl/8nV0r
  • 20-12-2012: Somerset community looks for a new use for its adopted K6 telephone kiosk
    Parish councillors in the village of Street are looking for innovative ideas for the village K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/0TjwT
  • 13-12-2012: Edinburgh's Portobello area to open an art gallery in a disused K6 telephone kiosk
    The "Porty Light Box" project will turn the adopted K6 kiosk into one of Edinburgh's smallest art installations. http://goo.gl/CG2KG
  • 07-12-2012: Devonshire community continues with its restoration of their adopted telephone box
    Residents of Honiton continue with their weather-interrupted restoration of their adopted K6 kiosk, starting with a repainting of the disused telephone box. http://goo.gl/vUozy
  • 06-12-2012: Disused Cambridgeshire K6 kiosk is wrapped to become a giant Christmas present
    The Ouse Life Drawing Group in Little Ouse, Ely, have taken inspiration from the Christmas season and wrapped their local K6 kiosk in Christmas wrapping paper, complete with a big red bow, as part of a monthly arts programme for the adopted kiosk. http://goo.gl/WEI7E
  • 04-12-2012: Suffolk K6 telephone kiosk is 'rediscovered' under a thick covering of ivy growth
    A K6 kiosk in the village of Exning that was so overgrown with ivy, that it had only been used three times in the last year, is 'unveiled' once again after the ivy is cut back. http://goo.gl/NcMsL
  • 29-11-2012: Somerset village councillors agree to adopt the local K6 kiosk to stop its removal
    The story of Street's K6 kiosk, which found fame when it was 're-discovered' entwined in ivy looks set for a happy ending, with the kiosk set to be adopted by its local community. http://goo.gl/kjCfV
  • 26-11-2012: Kilmuir become the latest community to take part in the 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme
    Residents of Kilmuir, who'd previously formed a circle of vehicles round their village K6 kiosk to prevent its removal, have now permanently adopted the kiosk. http://goo.gl/ckIjW
  • 14-11-2012: Devon town residents embark on a restoration of their adopted K6 telephone kiosk
    Honiton residents begin the restoration of one of the town's two remaining K6 kiosks, starting with a repainting which has been delayed by the weather. http://goo.gl/FBUCp
  • 09-11-2012: A red telephone box makes it was across the Atlantic to join an expatriate Briton in New England
    A Briton, living in North Stamford, Connecticut, has purchased a K6 kiosk and had it shipped across the Atlantic to take pride of place outside his New England home. http://goo.gl/o21gy
  • 09-11-2012: A Somerset telephone kiosk, rescued from the undergrowth, is threatened with decommissioning
    A K6 kiosk in village of Street in Somerset, which was recently 're-discovered' entwined in ivy, is threatened with removal by British Telecom. http://goo.gl/0TXqO
  • 30-10-2012: A Harborough resident calls for a neglected K6 telephone kiosk in the town to be repainted
    Resident Fred Lawrence calls on British Telecom to repaint the High Street K6 kiosk, as the kiosk's traditional red paintwork has now faded on a pink colour. http://goo.gl/mLyQg
  • 29-10-2012: Somerset K6 telephone kiosk is 'discovered' completely covered in ivy growth
    K6 kiosk in the village of Street in Somerset is so overgrown with ivy that it has only been used four times in the last year, and the kiosk is now earmarked for removal by British Telecom. http://goo.gl/qUVbm
  • 26-10-2012: Disused Norfolk telephone kiosk to become a local information point for visitors
    A disused K6 kiosk in Overstrand is to be moved and converted to serve as a local information and tourist point with visitor information about the surrounding area. http://goo.gl/3jtxO
  • 18-10-2012: Village secures Community Action Pride award for its adopted K6 kiosk lending library
    The village of Hatton, near Warrington wins a 'Little Gem' award at the 2012 Community Action Pride Awards for its 'Adopt a Kiosk' telephone kiosk lending library. http://goo.gl/2rSu1
  • 04-10-2012: North Dorset telephone kiosk is refurbished and converted into a miniature community library
    Villagers near Wincanton convert their disused kiosk to house a library of donated books and a collection of children's toys, securing the future of the kiosk in the local community. http://goo.gl/3AzN7
  • 04-10-2012: Scottish villagers form a stockade of vehicles to protect a K6 kiosk from removal by BT
    Villagers in Kilmuir unite to protect the local K6 kiosk from removal, by forming a ring of vehicles around the kiosk to stop its removal by British Telecom. http://goo.gl/ZbHZ1
  • 04-10-2012: Cotswolds telephone kiosk is set to be transformed into a local lending library
    Paxford villagers are the latest community to participate in the 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme and plan to convert their disused kiosk to house a library of donated books for the local community. http://goo.gl/0jZf4
  • 03-10-2012: Devon K6 kiosk is given a dramatic makeover after it is adopted by parish council
    Filleigh Parish Council secures support from advertising agency Bray Leino to fund the upkeep of a K6 kiosk, allowing them to repaint the box in their corporate colours. http://goo.gl/mvr46
  • 02-10-2012: Northamptonshire school creates a student book exchange, housed in a K6 telephone kiosk
    The Malcolm Arnold Academy obtains a K6 telephone kiosk, which is used as part of a book exchange scheme to allow fellow students to swap books with each other. http://goo.gl/XDLnB
  • 01-10-2012: South Oxfordshire parish council looks into adopting a neglected K6 telephone kiosk
    Peppard Parish Council looks at adopting the village K6 kiosk, after it was branded as "shabby" by a local resident in a complaint to the council. http://goo.gl/BL6Zg
  • 01-10-2012: Kent village K6 telephone kiosk marks a new beginning as a local lending library
    Residents of East Langdon convert the village K6 kiosk into a local library stocked with donated paperbacks, children's books, magazines and knitting patterns. http://goo.gl/yvo81
  • 22-09-2012: Staffordshire village's iconic K6 telephone kiosk is profiled on community website
    Kinver community website tells the story of the local K6 telephone kiosk, the history of telecommunications in the area and the story of the red telephone box. http://goo.gl/PeyCM
  • 12-09-2012: Gloucestershire residents are the latest community to adopt a K6 telephone kiosk
    The town council in Stroud unanimously agrees to adopt a K6 kiosk in the Summer Street area, after a campaign by local residents to participate in British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/zaTGs
  • 06-09-2012: Surrey youngsters restore kiosk in Dorking as part of a summer of community work in the county
    A scheme involving 90 young people, aged from 7 to 16, completes a programme of community work in Leatherhead and Dorking, including restoring a kiosk at the King George V Playing Fields. http://goo.gl/R9Zp4
  • 05-09-2012: A Guildford photographer calls for the town's remaining K6 telephone kiosks to be restored
    Resident Michael Sleigh calls on British Telecom to clean and maintain the town's three surviving K6 kiosks, which are beginning to look neglected. http://goo.gl/vkJ9n
  • 04-09-2012: Dorset villagers unite to convert village kiosk into miniature tourist information centre
    The Friends of Wakeham Phone Box, formed by members of the community on Portland, fights to save the last remaining kiosk in Wakeham from being removed. http://goo.gl/rokYO
  • 28-08-2012: Bid to use four disused K6 kiosks for a network of life-saving defibrillators in Sussex
    The Steyning Area First Responders (SAFeR) looks to install defibrillator equipment in adopted kiosks in Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding. http://goo.gl/jrbEv
  • 23-08-2012: Scottish islanders dismayed to find K6 telephone kiosk stripped of its telephone equipment
    Residents on the Hebridean island of Canna complain to British Telecom after the island's only kiosk is left without a telephone. http://goo.gl/Uitkh
  • 20-08-2012: Police call for information after County Armagh kiosk wrecked by mystery explosion
    K6 kiosk near to the Ballyargan Catholic Church is wrecked by an senseless explosion, which shattered every pane of glass and destroyed the telephone equipment. http://goo.gl/0Tlcb
  • 20-08-2012: South Oxfordshire K6 kiosk repainted gold to celebrate Britain's Olympians
    Checkendon Parish councillor Tim Corbishley has repainted the village's adopted K6 kiosk in gold to recognise Britain's triumphant Olympic sportsmen and women. http://goo.gl/GiIFP
  • 12-08-2012: Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell honoured with a gold-painted K6 kiosk
    City of Hull telephone network operator Kingston Communications honours town's Olympic boxing gold medalist Luke Campbell with a specially repainted gold K6 kiosk. http://goo.gl/X42Af
  • 09-08-2012: West Country village telephone box transformed by residents into local lending library
    The red K6 telephone box in the village of Burrowbridge, is converted to a library allowing villagers to share books. http://goo.gl/4dnMA
  • 03-08-2012: Interview with ABC News about the history and decline of the British Red Telephone Box
    Read my interview with ABC News' Julie Foudy and Jake Whitman about the declining numbers of red telephone boxes and how the British public has taken them to their hearts. http://goo.gl/ZRiJb
  • 03-08-2012: Watch my interview with ABC News' Julie Foudy about the British Red Telephone Box
    See my interview recorded at South Kensington in central London with ABC News' Julie Foudy and Jake Whitman about the story of Britain's of historic red telephone boxes. http://goo.gl/hiB06
  • 31-07-2012: A unique project by Suffolk villagers converts a K6 kiosk into a "colour therapy room"
    Mellis residents produce stained glass window inspired by the flora and fauna of Mellis Common, working with artist Hilary Beal for 500 hours over three months. http://goo.gl/CJfyt
  • 25-07-2012: Carmarthenshire town looks to convert disused kiosk into a miniature museum
    Councillors in the town of Newcastle Emlyn look to adopt the kiosk by Cawdor Hall and convert it into a small museum as part of plans for the regeneration of Cawdor Hall. http://goo.gl/fXMWt
  • 21-07-2012: Disused K6 telephone kiosk finds a new life as the Belbroughton Book Exchange library
    Residents of Belbroughton, near Stourbridge, convert the village K6 kiosk into a local library stocked with between two and three hundred books for 100 regular readers. http://goo.gl/7MGbm
  • 09-07-2012: Chapel-en-le-Frith resident fights for British Telecom to restore decaying village K6 kiosk
    Local resident Dawn Proudlock tackles British Telecom about their failure to repair and repaint a red telephone kiosk located on Spencer Road, which is in a neglected state. http://goo.gl/g6dAe
  • 06-07-2012: Rare green K6 telephone kiosk is converted into miniature art gallery in Teesdale village
    Local artist John Hay creates one of the country's smallest art galleries by converting a disused green-painted K6 kiosk in the village of Barningham, near Barnard Castle. http://goo.gl/ndLcW
  • 06-07-2012: A rare K8 telephone kiosk is "rediscovered" at Manchester University in fine condition
    Having spent all its life indoors in the lobby area of the Simon Engineering Building a K8 kiosk is rediscovered in an excellent condition at Manchester University. http://goo.gl/QmU8o
  • 29-06-2012: Scottish village telephone kiosk home to life-saving defibrillator equipment
    The village telephone kiosk in Comrie is fitted with a life-saving defibrillator following a generous donation to First Response http://goo.gl/88kWP
  • 19-06-2012: Eighty replica 'BT ArtBox' telephone kiosks are unveiled across the streets of London
    British Telecom's 'BT ArtBoxes' project hits the streets of the captial, as 80 replica kiosks, transformed by artists and designers, are unveiled around London. http://goo.gl/4vubf
  • 06-06-2012: Norfolk telephone kiosk converted to coronation exhibition for the Diamond Jubilee
    Villagers in Plumstead gather for the unveiling of the village's restored K6 telephone kiosk, with a special exhibition of memorabilia to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. http://goo.gl/AxSr3
  • 01-06-2012: Welcome to our relaunched Telephone Box website, www.the-telephone-box.co.uk
    Our popular Telephone Box website has been updated for 2012 with brand new illustrations, lots of new content and all the latest kiosk news. http://goo.gl/nKXRP
  • 25-05-2012: Historic Herefordshire telephone kiosk is targeted by reckless scrap metal thieves
    Thieves in Ballingham, Herefordshire uproot and drag an historic kiosk down the road for two miles before abandoning the kiosk at the roadside. http://goo.gl/R0fsx
  • 09-05-2012: Rescued iconic K6 telephone kiosks await new homes in Newark warehouse
    The Daily Telegraph visits the warehouse of X2 Connect as they prepare refurbished telephone kiosks to go on sale to the general public. http://goo.gl/OaeyC
  • 09-05-2012: My website is featured in an interview on BBC Radio Cornwall's breakfast show
    As part of BBC Radio Cornwall's breakfast show with James Churchfield I am interviewed about this website and the Telephone Box. http://goo.gl/Cq6On
  • 26-04-2012: British Telecom announces the sale of its surplus K6 telephone kiosks to the general public
    BT has announced the sale of its surplus stock of K6 kiosks through kiosk and payphone specialist X2 Connect with prices starting from £1,950, excluding VAT and delivery http://goo.gl/Bxbwd
  • 21-04-2012: Gloucestershire K6 kiosk to be converted to community art gallery for the Diamond Jubilee
    Villagers in Ruscombe are to restore the disused village K6 kiosk to use as a community art gallery, starting with an exhibit marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee http://goo.gl/6tL9Q
  • 13-04-2012: Leicestershire village is the latest community to adopt a disused telephone kiosk from BT
    Burton Overy Parish Council purchases the village K6 kiosk and plan to convert the disused kiosk into a "village swap shop" for the local community. http://goo.gl/59kpK
  • 13-04-2012: Oxfordshire village telephone box home to life-saving defibrillator device
    Long Wittenham husband and wife, who lost their a teenage son to sudden heart failure, raise funds for a defibrillator to be fitted in village kiosk. http://goo.gl/3K6Z1
  • 08-03-2012: 'British' pub in Ontario, Canada, is now complete with a K6 kiosk shipped across from the UK
    Michele and Andy Normington install an original K6 kiosk in the backyard of their British-themed pub in the Canadian city of Belleville, Ontario. http://goo.gl/C1vsg
  • 08-03-2012: Disused West Sussex telephone kiosk becomes local information point for visitors
    A disused K6 kiosk in North Stoke is converted to serve as a local information and tourist point with visitor information about attractions in the surrounding area. http://goo.gl/mdUkl
  • 23-02-2012: Somerset parish councillors invite suggestions from villagers for uses for two adopted kiosks
    Residents from the villages of Horsington and South Cheriton are asked to find new uses for two disused telephone kiosks adopted by their local parish council. http://goo.gl/NwK4i
  • 15-02-2012: BT launches'ArtBox' using replica K6 kiosks to help raise money for the chairty Childline
    A public art project using replica, white K6 kiosks as canvases for artists and designers is launched by BT to help raise funds for the 25th anniversary of Childline. http://goo.gl/ZoRI7
  • 02-02-2012: Disused South Yorkshire telephone kiosk becomes miniature community library
    Villagers in Green Moor to convert their disused kiosk to house a library of books for adults and childrens and serve as a local information and tourist point. http://goo.gl/YEz8X
  • 15-01-2012: Barningham's "green" kiosk is converted into one of Britain's smallest art galleries
    A rare green-painted K6 telephone kiosk in the Teeside village, purchased from BT in 2009, is converted into a mini-art gallery for local residents http://goo.gl/XW8bY
  • 31-12-2011: Little Eaton Parish Council buys local K6 kiosk to serve as village library
    Residents from the Derbyshire village of Little Eaton convert their local telephone kiosk to a book-lending library following a suggestion by the village book club http://goo.gl/zkR6R
  • 23-12-2011: Innerleithen resident plans to use kiosk to house a life-saving defibrillator
    Villager Brian McCrow plans to convert a disused kiosk in the Borders village to house life-saving defibrillator first-aid equipment for the local community http://goo.gl/KOaO5
  • 07-11-2011: Glendaruel village kiosk now houses life-saving defibrillator equipment
    Argyll village phonebox becomes the first kiosk in Scotland to be fitted with a defibrillator unit to help non-medically trained people deliver first aid to cardiac arrest victims http://goo.gl/lyp41
  • 06-11-2011: Pub-goers in Essex village set up committee to restore village red telephone box to its former glory
    Regulars of the The Bell Inn in Halstead plan to restore disused village kiosk with period signage and advertising after the local parish council purchases the kiosk from British Telecom http://goo.gl/PqkcF
  • 26-10-2011: Devon village is the latest to have live-saving equipment stored in a disused red telephone box
    Telephone kiosk in St Giles-on-the-Heath is fitted with defibrillator equipment to help victims of cardiac arrest receive potentially life-saving treatment http://goo.gl/nWy3n
  • 15-10-2011: Rutland kiosk unveiled to the memory of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Jon Egging
    Morcott villager organises for defibrillator to be housed in disused telephone box to be dedicated to Jon Egging, the Red Arrows pilot who died following a display at Bournemouth Air Festival on 20 August 2011 http://goo.gl/1BBpv
  • 07-09-2011: Gloucestershire village parish councillors alarmed as electricity bill for kiosk increases ten fold
    Parish council in the village of Arlingham hit with a £75 quarterly bill for electricity for the village kiosk, up from £7 for the previous quarter http://goo.gl/HzvZe
  • 06-09-2011: Northumberland village telephone box gets life-saving equipment to help cardiac arrest victims
    Disused telephone kiosk to house life-saving defibrillator equipment for cardiac arrest victims, donated to the village of Ovington by Morpeth Rotary Club http://goo.gl/Mh6z2
  • 02-09-2011: South Brent residents protest at the sudden removal of village K6 telephone kiosk
    Local residents support moves to retain K6 telephone kiosk on Exeter Road after its sudden removal by contractors on behalf of British Telecom. http://goo.gl/H5mKR
  • 02-09-2011: Gloucestershire villagers are the latest community to adopt their local K6 kiosk
    Residents in the appropriately named Gloucestershire village of Box convert their adopted kiosk into a village book lending library stocked with donated books. http://goo.gl/lcGAA
  • 24-08-2011: In its 75th anniversary year the K6 telephone kiosk is recognised by the Design Museum
    A K6 telephone kiosk is unveiled as part of the Design Museum's "This Is Design" exhibition celebrating British design icons, including the Anglepoise lamp, British traffic lights and British road signs. http://goo.gl/Zt1ca
  • 11-07-2011: Cotswold village telephone kiosk latest to be fitted with life-saving heart equipment
    The 1,500th telephone kiosk adopted by a local community, in Lower Slaughter, is fitted with a defibrillator, to restart the heart of cardiac arrest patients. http://goo.gl/cTQxx
  • 11-07-2011: Village red telephone kiosk competes for the prize of Britain's smallest public house
    Villagers in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire convert village kiosk into a temporary pub - the Dog and Bone - for the local village fete following the closure of the local Plough pub. http://goo.gl/lgiDX
  • 14-06-2011: North Yorkshire town to consult on plans to adopt town's K6 telephone kiosk
    Business leaders in Bedale are to be consulted by the council on plans to adopt the town's K6 kiosk as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/VfZ1i
  • 11-06-2011: Vandals attack Grade II-listed K1 telephone kiosk in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight
    The 1921 K1 kiosk, believed to be the oldest working kiosk in the country, was vandalised following a late night party. One window pane was smashed and a further six cracked in a senseless act of vandalism. http://goo.gl/hax6z
  • 10-06-2011: Hampshire village is the latest to turn its K6 telephone kiosk into a library
    The village of Thruxton, near Andover, has converted its disused K6 kiosk into a local library, under British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/CPWAI
  • 03-06-2011: Derbyshire residents become the latest village to turn their K6 kiosk into a library
    The village of Shirley has converted its disused K6 kiosk into a local library, under British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/mVRIy
  • 28-05-2011: North Yorkshire residents convert disused K6 kiosk into a local village store
    The village of Draughton has converted its disused K6 kiosk into a local grocery store, with an honesty box to collect payment for newspapers and groceries. http://goo.gl/xHCHo
  • 09-05-2011: Devon villagers present K6 kiosk to their 'twin' village of Commes in Normandy, France
    Residents of Brampford Speke, including the grandson of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, have purchased and restored a K6 kiosk, to be presented to their 'twin' village in northern France. http://goo.gl/efDkg
  • 05-05-2011: Surrey telephone box converted by villagers to miniature local library
    A resident in the Surrey village of Horsley has transformed the village K6 kiosk into a local library stocked with donated books. http://goo.gl/YSjfN
  • 03-05-2011: Northumberland village of Ovington adopts local K6 telephone kiosk
    Parish councillors in the village of Ovington are looking for innovative ideas for the village K6 kiosk, purchased as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/G3fRl
  • 29-04-2011: London-based artist Lizzie Allen produces Telephone Box wallpaper
    Artist Lizzie Allen has produced a life-size, hand screen printed wallpaper of a K6 Kiosk, which is available to buy from her website. http://goo.gl/B1jJY
  • 28-04-2011: New Forest disused telephone kiosk becomes miniature community store
    Villagers in Emery Down have converted their disused kiosk to house a book and DVD exchange library, vegetables and act as a local information point. http://goo.gl/D6al9
  • 28-04-2011: Disused kiosk in Essex village transformed into a tourist information centre
    A disused K6 kiosk in the village of Toot Hill is converted into a 'mini' tourist information centre and rest stop for local walkers. http://goo.gl/DELpW
  • 27-04-2011: West Sussex village becomes the latest community to 'Adopt a Kiosk'
    Villagers in Stedham convert their disused K6 kiosk into a information centre with maps of the area and facts about the local wildlife. http://goo.gl/kaxJX
  • 21-04-2011: Somerset telephone box converted to local information point
    A disused K6 kiosk in the village of Rudge has become an information point, with maps of public footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the local area. http://goo.gl/h2S8T
  • 15-04-2011: Somerset telephone box converted to miniature local library
    Villagers in Staplehay have adopted the local K6 kiosk and converted it into a library, and Parish councillor Dee Luke will be act as volunteer librarian. http://goo.gl/PKUlP
  • 24-03-2011: Use of telephone kiosks by general public in Wales plummets over last couple of years
    Statistics from British Telecom show that nearly one quarter of public telephone kiosks in Wales are used to make less than one call per month. http://goo.gl/L3jxB
  • 10-03-2011: Cornish village telephone box transformed into local lending library
    The red K6 telephone box in the village of Point near Truro in Cornwall, is converted to a library allowing villagers to share books. http://goo.gl/xAeJF
  • 20-02-2011: Listed pair of K6 kiosks in Manchester's St Peter's Square to be restored
    As part of the redevelopment of St Peter's Square and the Town Hall complex British Telecom will remove and restore two listed K6 kiosks before reinstating them in 2014. http://goo.gl/cjXkL
  • 15-02-2011: Local community in Penycae joins together to adopt a under-used K6 kiosk
    Councillors in the Tainant area of Penycae agree to adopt community K6 telephone kiosk as part of British Telecom's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. http://goo.gl/pjN9Z
  • 29-01-2011: Isle of Man K6 kiosk to be restored to former glory for museum display
    Manx Telecom donates a K6 kiosk to the Jurby Transport Museum where it will be restored by the Manx Transport Trust before going on display. http://goo.gl/PnB54
  • 21-01-2011: Wiltshire village telephone kiosk fitted with life saving defibrillator equipment
    The village telephone kiosk in Sherston, Wiltshire, is fitted with a potentially life-saving defibrillator by the Community Heartbeat Trust. http://goo.gl/9fyOq
  • 20-12-2010: Peterborough kiosk finds a new 21st century use as a 'cash machine'
    British Telecom has unveiled a K6 telephone kiosk in Peterborough that has been unsympathetically converted into a cash machine. http://goo.gl/Ryo91
  • 20-12-2010: K6 telephone box deliberately destroyed in senseless hit-and-run incident
    K6 kiosk in Newton, Nottinghamshire adopted by Shelford and Newton Parish Council is destroyed in a deliberate, mindless hit-and-run incident. http://goo.gl/3xSgp
  • 10-12-2010: Tuition fees protestors wreck Parliament Square K2 and K6 kiosks
    Rioting protestors against a hike in tuition fees wreck two K2 and two K6 kiosks around Parliament Square in Central London, daubing kiosks with grafitti and smashing 132 kiosk glass panes in total. http://goo.gl/Ybssp
  • 30-10-2010: Pioneering scheme uses telephone kiosk to house life-saving equipment
    A K6 kiosk in the small rural Leicestershire village of Carlton, near Market Bosworth, is used to provide residents with access to a potentially life-saving defibrillator unit. http://goo.gl/KsSWq
  • 19-10-2010: Telephone kiosk on Bath's Royal Crescent given protected listed status
    English Heritage adds 800 new listings for the World Heritage Site-status city of Bath. Included is a grey K6 kiosk overlooking Bath's Royal Crescent. http://goo.gl/ol6nL
  • 12-10-2010: Disused K6 telephone kiosk turned into a mini art exhibition installation
    A disused K6 kiosk in the village of Prickwillow, near Ely, has been saved by villages and turned into an innovative miniature art venue. http://goo.gl/2FKC2
  • 21-09-2010: K6 telephone kiosk becomes local village lending library in North Yorkshire
    A K6 kiosk in the village of Marton cum Grafton is turned into a miniature library by residents after the kiosk was bought by the parish council. http://goo.gl/fivap
  • 03-09-2010: Telephone kiosk brings new meaning to the word 'convenience'
    A retired Somerset salesman has converted a K6 kiosk into a fully-equipped outside toilet at his home near Taunton. http://goo.gl/xXKcb
  • 30-07-2010: North Somerset villagers turn telephone kiosk into mini lending library
    Residents in the North Somerset village of Blagdon have transformed the village K6 kiosk into a 24-hour library stocked with books. http://goo.gl/1c72G
  • 24-07-2010: Draughton kiosk becomes grocery store for villagers in the Yorkshire Dales
    Residents of the village of Draughton in the Yorkshire Dales convert village K6 telephone kiosk into grocery store after local post office is closed. http://goo.gl/K1n5f
  • 06-04-2010: North Yorkshire villagers fight to keep telephone in telephone kiosk
    Residents of the North Yorkshire village of Rosedale fight plans by British Telecom to remove the telephone from the village's K6 kiosk. http://goo.gl/Exmhr
  • 16-03-2010: Vandals senselessly attack Folkestone telephone kiosk art installation
    Fears expressed for the future of a K6 telephone kiosk art installation by artist Shane Record in the Kent town after repeated attacked by vandals. http://goo.gl/tGxk2
  • 22-01-2010: CADW provides grant to restore 'Tardis' police box in Newport village
    Wales' historic environment service awards grant of £10,500 towards the repair of a 'Tardis' police box in the village of Somerton, near Newport. http://goo.gl/J9YW3
  • 10-12-2009: Red telephone kiosk set to return to the village of Hampstead Norreys
    British Telecom reinstates a K6 telephone kiosk in the Berkshire village 20 years after it was removed following a campaign by local residents. http://goo.gl/rJLyp
  • 07-12-2009: Winners announced in competition to find new uses for old telephone kiosks
    British Telecom announces the winners in its nationwide competition to discover the best new use for an 'adopted' telephone kiosk. http://goo.gl/lVpQc
  • 29-11-2009: Somerset telephone kiosk gets a new lease of life as a lending library
    Miniature K6 kiosk library in Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset provides villagers with a library stocked with 100 books, DVDs and CDs. http://goo.gl/VPI75
  • 18-11-2009: British Telecom launches a new initative to help communities 'Adopt a Kiosk'
    BT starts a scheme to allow parish councils to adopt under-used K6 telephone kiosks for £1, with the council taking responsibility for the upkeep of the kiosk. http://goo.gl/jJKzF
  • 19-10-2009: Local Surrey council fights to 'save' telephone kiosks for residents
    Waverley Borough Council in Surrey launches a campaign to keep 46 red telephone kiosks in Surrey in use and save them from being put out of service. http://goo.gl/JwCyX
  • 23-09-2009: Shropshire hamlet fights back against British Telecom's new kiosk regime
    Residents of Chesterton, near Bridgnorth, fight British Telecom plans to charge £300 a year for kiosk, or are faced with loosing public telephone service. http://goo.gl/o35jA
  • 17-07-2009: First Bruce Martin-designed K8 kiosk given protected listed status by English Heritage
    After a two year campaign by the Twentieth Century Society English Heritage has announced the first listing of a K8 kiosk at Shrub Hill Station in Worcester. http://goo.gl/SwZ5N
  • 11-07-2009: North Yorkshire miniature art gallery opens in disused K6 telephone kiosk
    Residents in Settle, North Yorkshire, have turned the village K6 kiosk into one of the world's smallest art galleries. http://goo.gl/X0xRK
  • 08-04-2009: Cumbrian village buys red telephone box for the local community
    Pennington Parish Council buys K6 kiosk in the village of Loppergarth near Ulverston after British Telecom decommissions the public telephone service in the village. http://goo.gl/YCYqM
  • 05-03-2009: Somerset villagers buy disused telephone kiosk for the local community
    Limpley Stoke Parish Council buys village K6 kiosk for £1 from British Telecom to preserve the historic kiosk. http://goo.gl/qD3Mz
  • 30-01-2009: Campaign saves disused kiosks for residents in south east Cornwall
    Local campaign rallies to save kiosks in Crumplehorn, Trenewen and Talland Bay from being put out of service by British Telecom. http://goo.gl/NRvOa
  • 29-12-2008: Royal Mail celebrates the K2 telephone kiosk in a series of stamps
    A series of special stamps have been produced by the Royal Mail featuring iconic British designs including the Mini, Concorde, and the red telephone box. http://goo.gl/Pmgsn

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