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 29 October 2008
Tuesday 09 September 2008
Lee Hurst, the stand-up comedian, has become the latest performer to succumb to "stage rage" when he launched a tirade against an audience member who had the audacity to send a text message during a gig in Guildford, Surrey.
Thursday 14 August 2008
Until she was about 42, Jennifer Fox had believed that she was living exactly the life that she'd wanted. Based in New York, surrounded by a network of close friends, she had felt happy working as a documentary film-maker and lecturer on film-making, travelling and working all over the world. Then her great friend Pat had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, and suddenly Fox twigged that life was short and bodies grew fragile. "It seemed we had been living our lives," she intoned in her fey, solemn, toneless drawl, "as if we'd be young for ever."
Tuesday 12 August 2008
London's only Jewish community radio station has been forced to cease broadcasting after losing a High Court libel case brought against it by the Respect MP George Galloway.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
A boy aged 14 has become the 19th teenager to be killed in London this year. David Idowu, of Southwark, died in hospital yesterday, three weeks after he was knifed during a row with a group of youths in Tabard Street, Borough.
Saturday 24 May 2008
And so, at last, I've found a place to live. After several long months of searching, several more of legal wrangling, and at least a week's worth of contractual negotiations, I'm finally installed inside my shiny new flat on Bethnal Green Road in east London. It's light, not too tiny and, while currently lacking one rent-paying flatmate, it is also – crucially – minus any blood relatives. I'll be independent. This, I should make clear, is progress; it hasn't been the case for very long.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Ever since Marcel Duchamp had the bright idea of turning a porcelain urinal into a work of sculpture, modern artists have been scouring the surface of planet Earth for new media with which to craft lovingly their wares.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Monday 07 April 2008
The secret paranoia of former statesmen. The former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson memorably told two journalists: "I see myself as a big fat spider in the corner of the room. Sometimes I speak when I'm asleep. You should both listen. Occasionally when we meet, I might tell you to go to the Charing Cross Road and kick a blind man standing on the corner. That blind man may tell you something, lead you somewhere."
Saturday 05 April 2008
It looks finally as if Amir Khan is running out of opponents – and that could be a bad thing for the Dane, Martin Krisjansen, at the Bolton Arena tonight.
Friday 14 March 2008
Michael Todd was a very modern British chief constable who infused the bureaucratic demands of police management with his own particular charismatic leadership style. He will be most remembered for his highly visible, hands-on approach and his at times controversial media-friendly manner. His colleagues in the police service will remember him for his energy, personal touch and for helping to restore local public confidence in "the job". They will also remember his contributions to national policing strategy in his capacity as a Vice-President of Acpo (the Association of Chief Police Officers).
Wednesday 12 March 2008
One of Britain's most senior police officers has been found dead after taking a hill-walking trip in North Wales.
Friday 25 January 2008
George Galloway is to stand on an "Old Labour" ticket for the London Assembly in another attempt to form a new political force after splitting from Respect, the left-wing coalition that he helped to found.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Sunday 23 September 2007
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'