Don't the people on property restoration programmes watch property restoration programmes?
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Thursday 23 December 2010
The zebra crossing in north London that features on the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album has been given listed status.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Compared with the desecration of the Cenotaph, the chopping down of an old hawthorn tree in Glastonbury is low on the emotional Richter scale. There are no statements from the Prime Minister, no counter-reproaches from youthful revolutionaries. It is just a tree of no great beauty, which was significant to people of no interest to the famous or the fashionable.
Thursday 09 December 2010
One of the UK's most important symbols of Christianity has been destroyed by vandals.
Friday 03 December 2010
Possibly the reason that this topic has been left until No.245 in this series is to do with the question of how the hell you define it. Ferber's definition runs to 120 words. You'd highlight: "imagination"; "natural world"; "rebel"; "individual" and "emotional".
Friday 05 November 2010
Think a cartoon about the creation of a 9th-century religious manuscript will be dry? Think again. The Secret of Kells is a gem of a film and one that should have children and adults entranced alike.
Monday 11 October 2010
Thursday 07 October 2010
A Conservative minister today suggested that a council which pinned a notice to a horse chestnut tree telling passers-by to beware of falling conkers had "gone bonkers".
Sunday 03 October 2010
Produced by John Leckie, recorded at Abbey Road. Whatever next?
Saturday 28 August 2010
Boys at independent schools have scored better A-level results than girls at the top level.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
"If I'm bitter – and I'm sure I am – I have no feelings about that bitterness really. If there's a chip on my shoulder I didn't put it up there."
Saturday 26 June 2010
Surprises aren't supposed to work more than once, but Forde Abbey on the borders of Dorset and Somerset surprises me every time I turn up there. I know the way pretty well, and could give you directions for finding it quite easily. Yet when I arrive there, I'm never prepared for the improbability of this vast, low complex of buildings growing out of the greenery.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
It will have given his backers little comfort yesterday to hear Aidan O'Brien once again reiterate his opinion that St Nicholas Abbey can "walk on water". In fact, after learning that the long-time favourite will miss the Investec Derby on Saturday, some of them will have been disposed to do something similar themselves, only with stones in their pockets.
Saturday 29 May 2010
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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