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Wednesday 05 December 2012
A decade-long battle comes to an end - but east London is as split as ever
Thursday 29 November 2012
Just how gilded was this age, and how much nose-wrinkling might it have inspired in the dowager countess? The formidable Downton Abbey matriarch wasn't fond of new-moneyed Americans, the subjects of a new NBC series involving the ITV show's writer, Julian Fellowes.
Sunday 25 November 2012
... but that doesn't mean you have to keep on re-recording them. Gillian Orr wonders if there's ever any point in a rock'n'roll do-over
Tuesday 13 November 2012
The death of distinguished Danish collector EA Christensen has prompted a collection of battle-scarred Viking swords to come up for auction.
Saturday 27 October 2012
Musical makeover adds elegance to Kylie's pop kitsch
Tuesday 02 October 2012
An artist has engraved a miniature of the 70m (230ft) Bayeux Tapestry on to a shallow crystal bowl.
Monday 01 October 2012
With this year's Classics now all in the formbook, the search is in full swing for the successors to such as Camelot. At The Curragh yesterday, the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner's young stablemate Battle Of Marengo became the latest to push claims for consideration for Epsom next June, with a bloodless victory, as 4-9 favourite in a field of four, in the Beresford Stakes.
Saturday 29 September 2012
The Duke and Duchess were both in TV ads, she for hair gel, he for Flash and Jaffa Cakes
Wednesday 29 August 2012
When a man who has won Europe's top middle-distance contest a record seven times starts to make plans for the race, notice should be taken. André Fabre yesterday nominated the three-time Group 1 winner Meandre as his top candidate for this year's Arc, with a well-trodden route to Longchamp on 7 October mapped out.
Thursday 23 August 2012
It is a dozen years since the last staging of the YorkMystery Plays and two dozen since they were performed against the magical backdrop of St Mary’s Abbey.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
The Ballydoyle game plan could not be more transparent. However remote the prospect of inflicting a first defeat on the great Frankel, Aidan O'Brien and his patrons have plainly decided to go for the jugular at York tomorrow.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
From fossil hunting to forbidden corners and the golden age of steam
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Whether you are a mouse, a man or an O'Brien, your best-laid schemes can go agley. Young Joseph of the latter ilk may have given Camelot an inch-perfect ride to take the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, but two days later at the Curragh he for once seemed to get the fractions wrong on one of the Ballydoyle older stars, St Nicholas Abbey.
Friday 27 April 2012
Le Domaine, Castilla y León
Saturday 14 April 2012
Latest play in series, written for Edinburgh, is tailored to win applause north of the border
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop