There are times, with Radio 4, when the only way to listen is while lying horizontal in a darkened room with a cold compress on your head. I find this to be requirement while spending half an hour in the company of Melvyn Bragg as he pontificates over the concepts behind Dutch humanism or prophecy in the Abrahamic religions at 9 o'clock in the morning straight after the three-hour hard-news assault that is the Today programme.
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Tuesday 25 December 2012
Less than £200... Armed with The Independent’s latest 48 Hours in Paris, take Eurostar from London St Pancras on 26 January for two nights in the French capital for £193 – including B&B at the two-star Hotel Americain, close to Place de la République. Upgrade the train for £104 per person. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Sunday 23 December 2012
You don't need to travel far for luxury, culture and comfort, says Holly Williams – Glasgow has it covered
Thursday 20 December 2012
On the morning of Christmas Eve, the bells of St Dunstan's sounded their jolly clangour across London. The shops of the Strand were lavish in their profusion of pies, puddings, currants, raisins, spices, candied peel and sugar mice. Hansom cabs clattered down the cobbles of gas-lit streets, and ladies in poke bonnets, mantled against the cold, purchased sturdy wooden toys for their adorable, curly-headed offspring.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Less than £200... Three nights in Istanbul for £199pp. The Flight Centre deal is valid from 1-23 March, so good weather isn't guaranteed, but the souks and spice market will be as enticing as ever. Includes B&B at the Balin Hotel with Alitalia flights from Heathrow via Rome. Book by 21 Dec. Flightcentre.co.uk
Monday 10 December 2012
Actress-turned-radio presenter JoAnne Good is taking over Danny Baker's afternoon show a month after he quit live on on air and branded BBC bosses "pinheaded weasels".
Sunday 09 December 2012
Wednesday 05 December 2012
A celebrity entertainment presenter with no radio experience has been chosen to co-present a new show in Radio 1’s late night "specialist music" slot made famous by John Peel.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
An MP has described how her husband was treated with “coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt” by staff as he lay dying in hospital.
Sunday 02 December 2012
The upmarket retro decor in this Marseille guesthouse suits the city's personality perfectly, says Rhiannon Harries
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Less than £200... Plan an escape for New Year's Eve. Today, British Airways Holidays has released a batch of breaks with a 31 December departure date, which include one night at the Radisson Blu Waterfront in Jersey for £125pp with BA flights from Gatwick and breakfast. Ba.com/newyearbreak
Sunday 11 November 2012
The problem with this amazing diet that I'm on is that it doesn't have a name. It all started during the Olympics when I was in France.
Monday 29 October 2012
Exercising on an empty stomach could be better for you than doing so after a meal, according to a study.
Thursday 25 October 2012
Outgoing breakfast host Chris Moyles bowed out with fewer listeners than John Humphrys, after his Radio 1 show was beaten by Radio 4's Today programme.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Colleagues including Lorraine Kelly have paid tribute to former TV-am presenter Mike Morris, who has died.
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