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Sunday 19 May 2013
Could this former stained-glass factory become a theatreland favourite, asks Amol Rajan.
Saturday 20 April 2013
How Italian do you like your Italian restaurant? Do you enjoy the full theatricals of gesticulating padrone, chequered napery and yard-long pepper grinder? Would you prefer the Milanese chic of L'Anima? How about the small-plates-of-something-from-Liguria connoisseurship of Bocca di Lupo?
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Two men connected to the republican movement in Northern Ireland have been ruled responsible for the Omagh bombing after a landmark civil action.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Mystery deepens over work that disappeared from Poundland wall
Thursday 14 February 2013
Going into the family business has always been a path fraught with peril. To the uncharitable outside observer success is served up on a plate whilst failure – even mediocrity - is seen as some kind of comeuppance for having an unfair advantage.
Sunday 06 January 2013
A man has been arrested in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on suspicion of attempted murder after gunshots were reportedly fired during clashes between police and loyalist protesters.
Monday 24 December 2012
They are wandering around the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, disoriented and stunned. Like George Bailey as if he'd never been born. Or Scrooge glimpsing Christmas future.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Jim Alder was the man who got Neil Black into athletics and who guided him, as his coach, to victories over Steve Cram and Sebastian Coe. The 72-year-old has long been an inspirational figure in the North-east, the trailblazer who paved the way for Brendan Foster, Mike McLeod, Charlie Spedding and Cram – all Olympic medal winners.
Friday 30 November 2012
Dramatic footage of a drunken motorist crashing into a pub was released by police today as part of an anti-drink-driving campaign.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The death of a man killed by a piece of falling masonry as he sat at a restaurant was an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Saturday 11 August 2012
It's funny how just walking into the Dock Kitchen makes you feel trendy. Perhaps it's the neighbours. Stevie Parle's dockside restaurant is part (easily the largest part) of an industrial complex. Lurking beneath it, like a chic troll, is the designer Tom Dixon's studio, while next door is the HQ of Innocent, the smoothies firm.
Monday 06 August 2012
Team GB's athletics captain Dai Greene has said that the pressure is now on after Britain's Olympics success at the weekend.
Saturday 07 July 2012
A huge operation involving 10,000 police officers has broken up a child-trafficking ring operating in 15 Chinese provinces, leading to the arrest of 802 people, after babies were being auctioned off to the highest bidder for up to £5,000 each.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Infamous Isle of Man TT circuit poses extraordinary dangers but riders just keep coming
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27