Hampshire exile Jamie Merrill fails to see what’s so great about this particular slice of pricey commuter belt
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Wednesday 23 December 2009
Not even Narnia's White Witch could make her way through the blizzards that hit Basingstoke on Monday night. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe actress Caroline Corrie, bought a duvet and sheets, thinking she would have to sleep at the town's Haymarket Theatre. In the end she managed to stay in some digs used by theatre staff, along with the stage manager.
Friday 06 November 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Wednesday 05 August 2009
A further 350 jobs are to be cut at insurance giant Axa as the group's UK arm ramps up annual cost savings to £150 million, it was announced today.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Outlook There is a certain irony in the Calpers pension scheme taking the credit ratings agencies to court. The California Public Employees' Retirement System is one of many organisations that took a bath by buying into investment vehicles linked to toxic debt, which had been given glowing references by the credit agencies.
Monday 06 July 2009
A jealous martial arts expert who strangled his partner after learning that she planned to leave him for another man was jailed for life today.
Friday 03 July 2009
A jealous martial arts expert who strangled his partner after learning she planned to leave him for another man was found guilty of murder today.
Friday 29 May 2009
Julie Kirkbride's decision to resign has set off warnings that women MPs with young children may find it increasingly difficult to juggle their professional and family lives.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Friday 17 April 2009
A predatory paedophile, whose rape victim has never been identified, was today jailed indefinitely.
Saturday 28 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
Two American hate preachers have been banned from entering the UK where they planned to picket a play by a gay youth group, the Home Office said today.
Wednesday 18 February 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
The narcotic beauty of Die Tote Stadt (pictured) sets the tone for a season of music inspired by obsessive love. Opening 27 January at the Royal Opera House, London (020-7304 4000), Willy Decker's Salzburg Festival production of Korngold's opulently scored opera represents another chance for British audiences to assess the "Viennese Puccini", though they won't have to wait too long for the real one.
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Administrators for music, DVD and games retailer Zavvi closed another 18 UK stores with the loss of 353 jobs today.
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