Heavy support during the week suggests a new officer is ready for promotion to the elite corps at Ballydoyle.
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
The authors of a campaign encouraging people not to "snitch" in murder cases and serious shootings are today revealed as former police informants desperate to use their experiences to force reform of witness protection schemes.
Friday 06 May 2011
There used to be an ad campaign claiming that "Nobody sings Dylan like Dylan", a boast that applies equally to Randy Newman.
Monday 25 April 2011
Bicycle by Helen Pidd £14.99
As The Independent continues its Save Our Cyclists campaign, it's worth mugging up on ways to make cycling safer than it is. Helen Pidd's practical guide for the ordinary or would-be cyclist offers lessons in everything from staying upright to pedalling in high heels.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Police have said they will not investigate the posting of "no snitching" leaflets through the doors of properties near the shop in south London where a 5-year-old girl was shot.
Dylan Jones: 'Nina Simone didn't enjoy recording 'Baltimore' but it was one of her strongest albums'
Saturday 02 April 2011
One wonders how big a city has to be, or how small a town, to have a song written about it. By now most US state capitals must have had a song written about them and even the most inconsequential conurbations have been celebrated by alt.country's finest minds.
Friday 11 March 2011
Felicia Pearson's criminal past won her a part in the gritty Baltimore drama. Now she's in trouble with the law again
Susan Crosland: Biographer, novelist and journalist who wrote an acclaimed account of the life of her husband Tony Crosland
Saturday 05 March 2011
Susan Crosland had a long career as a journalist and later as a biographer and novelist.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
One way of describing Baltimore among the great cities of the north-eastern US seaboard is by making clear what the place isn't. It has none of New York's size and cultural flash. It doesn't have Boston's conceits, or Philadelphia's chip on the shoulder. It is mercifully free of the self-importance of Washington DC, 40 miles and half a universe away to the southwest. On the other hand, it has everything – including its own resident muse.
Friday 04 February 2011
According to singer/guitarist Dave Heumann, this fourth album by Baltimore quartet Arbouretum is inspired by C G Jung's The Red Book, and the psychologist's fascination with the numinous – hardly the best advertising tagline to maximise those downloads, but deserving of approval for that reason alone.
Thursday 20 January 2011
A mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe's grave has failed to show up for the second year in a row.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Flyers encouraging people not to hand over information to police have been posted on an estate where a teenager was shot dead.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Old age is apparently more feared than terrorist attacks. But philosophical schoolteacher Liam Pennywell knows better than to submit to over-reactions something that is natural and inevitable. So when he is made to retire, he decides to downsize and move from his house into a tiny flat in another part of Baltimore.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
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