The Olympic gold medalist has no time to rest though as he will compete next Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
The trial of two men accused of burning poppies on the anniversary of Armistice Day is due to start today.
'We want to keep our father's story alive': A new generation is taking Holocaust stories into classrooms
Thursday 27 January 2011
It was an accident that alerted Motek Grzmot's saviours to his presence. An accidental groan. Unconscious, slumped atop a cart, all but buried under a mound of corpses, Grzmot's battered body was destined to join a thousand others in the mass graves of postwar Europe. And then he groaned. Without realising it, he had saved himself. The Danish troops around him heard his cry and removed him from the pile – a pile headed directly for burial – before placing him on another vehicle, this one headed to a nearby hospital.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Frankie and the Heartstrings, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London<br/>Fuzztones, 100 Club, London
Sunday 12 December 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Firefighters spoke today of their frustration at shortages of first aid equipment that hampered their attempts to save lives after the 7/7 bombings.
Friday 22 October 2010
An 11-year-old girl who fell down a stairwell at school has died in hospital, it was confirmed today.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
I am the world's last barman poet/ I see America drinking the cocktails I make/ America's getting stinking on things I stir or shake." So begins the worst performance-poem ever. When Tom Cruise hopped up on to the bar in the 1988 film, Cocktail, little did he know he was damning a whole generation of young men into believing that performance-poetry was a no-talent-necessary route to getting girls. When Tom rhymes "snazzy" with "kamikaze", a beautiful woman yells: "Give me a kiss you sexy beast!" If we're being generous to the film, it's readable as a critique of both cocktail waiters and performance poets: all flare, no content. At the end of the poem, the bar erupts in to a chant which, in all my years of attending readings, I'm still waiting to experience first-hand: "More poems! More poems!"
Sunday 05 September 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
A suspected burglar was left dangling today when he got stuck as he tried to climb through a window.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Boris Johnson is preparing to run for another four years as the Mayor of London, Conservative sources disclosed last night.
Thursday 10 June 2010
Outwardly, I'm supporting England in the World Cup. I'm not stupid: I realise that to display anything but the most frenzied jingoism at this crucial moment would not only leave me the odd one out down the pub but, in all likelihood, would render me friendless, boyfriendless and destined to a summer spent indoors, avoiding anything resembling a screen.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Once poverty stricken and a true East End haunt for gangsters, Bethnal Green has undergone significant regeneration in recent years with new apartment blocks, work places and restaurants cropping up alongside the ugly council blocks, dirty pubs and kebab shops that still pepper the area. For first-time buyers priced out of Islington and Shoreditch, and those seeking more for their money, the area is starting to look increasingly attractive - and with a new design hotel recently opened in the neighbourhood, its fortunes can only grow from here.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Former MP Oona King will launch her bid to take on Boris Johnson as Labour's candidate in the London mayoral election in 2012 today, the first to formally declare her candidacy since nominations opened yesterday.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God