We were plunged into the torrid turmoil of the Heath years
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Friday 09 October 2009
Saturday 03 October 2009
Friday 14 August 2009
Saturday 04 July 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
A procession of restored Trabant cars streamed through a replica of a metal gate this weekend, commemorating the place and time, 20 years ago, when Hungary and Austria opened the first breach in the Iron Curtain and, in former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's words, "took the first brick out of the Berlin Wall".
Saturday 27 June 2009
Wednesday 20 May 2009
They were icons of the Cold War: the Brandenburg Gate symbolised the division of Berlin and Checkpoint Charlie was the East-West crossing of spy novel fame, where heavily armed Allied soldiers and Communist border guards confronted each other.
Saturday 28 March 2009
Friday 30 January 2009
British strikers protesting against the use of foreign workers are up against one of the basic principles enshrined in European Union law.
Saturday 03 January 2009
100 years ago: on 25 July 1909, Louis Blériot flies from Sangatte, near Calais, to Dover. The 22-mile trip takes 37 minutes, and he wins a £1,000 prize from a London newspaper for doing the first Channel crossing by air.
Saturday 13 September 2008
"Beer goggles" exist: people do appear more attractive after a few drinks, according to researchers from the University of Bristol. Students who had consumed alcohol rated pictures of people their own age as being more attractive than did the controls in the experiment, who drunk only lime cordial.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Thursday 24 July 2008
Barack Obama stood before more than 200,000 people in Berlin and summoned Europeans and Americans to work together to bring the war in Iraq to an end, defeat terrorism and "dry up the well of extremism that supports it."
Wednesday 23 April 2008
Berlin's leaders were so happy to be rid of the most striking symbol of Cold War division that they tore the city's wall down after the collapse of East Germany and sold much of it off around the world. In retrospect, if only for the money it would have generated in tourism, they wish they had not been so hasty.
Saturday 02 February 2008
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
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