An ode to the dedicated souls pounding away out on the river before the sun's even up
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Tuesday 05 February 2013
Nearly three years on, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to dominate BP’s agenda.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Diageo might be the world's biggest drinks company but it admitted it is struggling to turn Guinness into a lager.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Outlook Bang. Crash. Clunk … the sound of doors being slammed shut at HSBC long after the Mexican cocaine-dealing money launderers have fled.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to go after Americans suspected of hiding their income in the now-defunct Swiss bank Wegelin after a judge authorised the taxman to seek records from UBS.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
'No one knows everything' says England coach as he confirms meetings with Dave Brailsford and others to exchange ideas
Monday 21 January 2013
It was with some trepidation that we waited for the Prime Minister's statement in the House of Commons this afternoon. Over the weekend, as the news from Algeria grew ever bleaker and the death toll from the attack on the In Amenas gas plant continued to rise, the tone of official pronouncements, including from David Cameron on Sunday, sounded alarmingly simplistic and shrill.
Friday 18 January 2013
David Cameron's supposedly historic speech on Europe has been postponed yet again. The Prime Minister was right not to go ahead with the address, scheduled for this morning, in the light of the febrile and tragic events unfolding in Algeria. Indeed, he had no choice, not least because to be seen "banging on about Europe" while British lives were at risk would have been the ultimate emblem of his and his party's misplaced priorities.
Monday 14 January 2013
Full marks to Jodie Foster. The actress's "coming-out" speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony may have surprised few ardent Hollywood-watchers. But it was no less brave for all that, and no less touching an insight into the difficulties of so public a life.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Almost halfway through the traditional month of detox seems a good time to examine the grey area of legal highs. That such things exist in the first place can be traced back to the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1920, which represented Britain's first formal drug legislation. Cocaine was banned, with cannabis added to the list in 1928. LSD was prohibited in 1966, and the substance that came to be known as Ecstasy was added a few years later.
Thursday 10 January 2013
Goals Soccer Centres' attempt to capitalise on the David Beckham effect in Los Angeles has cost it £2m, it emerged today.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Another ripsnorter for the Jon Stewart highlights reel, this time on gun control. The Daily Show host last night took issue with the American right's response to the Sandy Hook shooting - which, in his selection of clips, consists largely of blaming videogames and trashy 90s movies - and served up some golden television in the process.
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'