The Tower of London is under threat. The ravens are staying, but the poor Beefeaters, the Yeoman
warders who guard the Crown Jewels, could be evicted.

According to reports, the 38 Beefeaters who reside within the walls of the Tower have been refused home contents insurance.

Some occupy a row of houses at Tower Green while others have two-bedroomed flats in a converted former hospital block near the building housing the crown jewels.

But the problem is not terrorism, it's the postcode. The Tower of London is in close proximity to
Tower Hamlets, ranked as one of the worst crime-ridden areas in the country.

Also the houses and flats have Yale locks and sash windows. Another no-no for insurers.

Both Direct Line and Prudential were quoted as saying the security of the premises put them off and that the Tower is regarded as a non-residential address.

Though it is famously one of the most secure fortresses ever built and is manned 24 hours a day -thisdoes not mean a thing.

There must be someone out there who can save our national treasures...