The very worst example of wedding greed comes in the form of the wedding gift list, which is a smart name for begging
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Thursday 24 January 2008
Midem used to be a bit of a jolly for the music business, especially for staff at the major labels. Networking, wheeling and dealing at Cannes, on the French Riviera, in January? What’s not to like?
Sunday 30 December 2007
In winning the Challow Hurdle at Newbury, Souffleur has some impressive hoofprints to follow. Two seasons ago none other than Denman took the novices' Group One prize, last year it was Wichita Lineman, and before them the likes of Cornish Rebel, Bindaree, Large Action and Bonanza Boy.
Walking on sunshine: It's no surprise that when rug designer Helen Yardley and her husband moved into their light-filled north London home, they decided not to scrimp on the flooring
Sunday 18 November 2007
Our five-bedroom house in Camden, north London, was built in 1851 and we moved in around 10 years ago; our daughter was conceived two weeks after we settled in. I like the living-room because it's very high, light and peaceful, especially after being stuck on the Tube. It has some of my favourite art in it, including something by Hughie O'Donoghue, bought from Purdy Hicks on Hoxton Street - although I normally hate it when people are obsessed with buying named pieces when it's not from the heart.
Saturday 13 October 2007
It was nice to see a programme in prime time last night setting up the weekend's two titanic confrontations in Paris, writes Chris Maume from a parallel universe in which ITV takes the Rugby World Cup seriously.
Sunday 10 December 2006
Thursday 18 May 2006
Wednesday 17 May 2006
Here's a suggestion for select committee chairmen. Stop asking witnesses: "Would you like to say anything by way of introduction?"
Thursday 17 March 2005
A £9.4bn bonanza to smarten up primary schools - to be spent over the next five years in rebuilding or refurbishing 8,900 of them - was promised by the Chancellor yesterday.
Saturday 05 February 2005
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Those who considered that Kauto Star, the favourite for the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival, was such a certainty in yesterday's novice chase at Exeter that he could fall over and still win were very nearly right.
Sunday 28 March 2004
The Lincoln Handicap may not seem an obvious must-have for a top Flat jockey, but victory yesterday on Babodana fulfilled a poignant ambition for Philip Robinson. His late father Peter had won the race as a trainer before his untimely death from a heart attack at the age of only 42, and Robinson dearly wanted to add it to his own CV. He did so in some style, sending the Mark Tompkins-trained 20-1 shot ahead from the two-furlong mark to hold on by three-quarters of a length. In a bookies' bonanza in the first major betting heat of the Flat season, Quito, at 50-1, came in second, ahead of Dark Charm (20-1) and Wing Commander (33-1).
Sunday 21 November 1999
Thursday 04 November 1999
Thursday 02 September 1999
Tuesday 31 August 1999
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
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Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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