Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is “astonished” at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a “normal, decent human being”.
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Saturday 10 November 2012
What to do with your old CDs is a conundrum not easily solved. A dazzling sculpture by artist Bruce Munro, made from fibre-optics and 50,000 CDs, called Blue Moon on a Platter (above), will rise, in an unearthly blue, from Waddesdon Manor’s amphitheatre in Buckinghamshire next week, like the biggest disco ball you’ve ever seen.
Friday 26 October 2012
An Olympic bronze medal that was stolen from Team GB hockey player Hannah Macleod earlier this week has been anonymously returned.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Jimmy Savile’s charities are to close after their trustees decided that even a change of name could not prevent their association with the personality fatally damaging their causes.
Saturday 20 October 2012
A man has died after taking a performance-enhancing drug used by bodybuilders to help burn off fat, according to police.
Thursday 18 October 2012
A new £130 million London to Oxford rail link is to be built, with trains running by 2015.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Pinewood Shepperton, the film and television studios group, is pushing ahead with expansion plans despite losing its major planning application this year.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport, hopes the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which open tomorrow, can be the catalyst for changing perceptions of disability.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
At an NHS hospital 64 years ago, a doctor had a revolutionary idea. Peter Popham tells a story that began at Stoke Mandeville
Thursday 16 August 2012
The flame for the Paralympic torch will be kindled at the summit of each home nation's highest peak
Wednesday 08 August 2012
From fossil hunting to forbidden corners and the golden age of steam
Saturday 04 August 2012
"It was beyond my wildest dreams to have my work performed at the Proms last week – I only started composing music nine year's ago. It was very emotional."
Sunday 29 July 2012
Olympic spectators are bracing themselves for the return of more wet weather today.
Friday 27 July 2012
The UK is in for more rain as the jet stream moves south again, but forecasters say the weather for the start of the Olympics will not be as bad as it has been for much of the summer.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Britain is set to bask in more sunshine and high temperatures in the coming days as the London 2012 Olympic countdown reaches its climax.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Iconic Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks confirmed on American television today that the band is planning a 2013 reunion tour.
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