Simon Amstell has apologised for suggesting there was racial segregation between Radio 1 and its sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra in reference to Nelson Mandela.
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More schools providing free breakfasts for pupils to avoid them being unable to concentrate in class
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Free school breakfasts are on the agenda for thousands of pupils - as growing numbers of authorities act to combat them becoming hungry during the day and unable to concentrate in class.
Sunday 30 December 2012
The Egyptian Red Sea resort of El Gouna (elgouna.com) will open a “cable water park” in July.
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
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