Before there was Federer, Borg or Laver, even before there was Lacoste, there was Anthony Wilding.
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Wednesday 07 April 2010
A care worker stabbed her friend's boyfriend to death after the pair had sex with two soldiers they met in a pub, a court heard today.
Sunday 21 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
"One sees nothing but gibbets and hanged men." The aftermath of Sir Thomas Wyatt's Kentish rebellion of 1553 characterises the tormented reign of Mary, sandwiched between the Stalinist revolution of Henry and the economic flowering of Elizabethan England. But worse was to come for Mary.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
A 57-year-old man was arrested today by police investigating the rape of a young woman 22 years ago.
Friday 12 February 2010
Lord what fools these mortals be. It is difficult for an outsider to look upon the febrile maunderings of the General Synod of the Church of England without a sense of bewilderment and mild irritation. The body which is the parliament of the nation's established church is, all things considered, a pretty poor advertisement for the message of good news which its founder set out to bring humanity.
Monday 08 February 2010
Canterbury City Council is the latest local authority set to close museums as part of cost-cutting measures. It is wielding the budget axe and has decided that saving the city’s Christmas lights is more important than keeping the Roman Museum open to the public.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Sunday 13 December 2009
The mystery over a series of lengthy late-night phone calls revealed on the Prime Minister's expenses claims has been solved.
Monday 07 December 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Monday 14 September 2009
Creature that features in New Zealand folklore really existed, scientists say
Last Night's Television: Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC1<br />Location, Location, Location, Channel 4
Thursday 20 August 2009
If it was emotional understatement and his everyman qualities that made Martin Freeman's turn as Tim Canterbury in The Office so effective, then his sentimental brevity in the BBC's family tree magazine show Who Do You Think You Are? was a very different proposition. When watching, it was almost as if Jeremy Paxman, with tears in his nationalistic, self-regarding eyes, was looking down on Freeman with disdain from the Corporation's High Command. We should be primed for some pathos, expectant of some clean-cut, sugar-coated epiphany, something life-affirming and revealing about one of telly's hottest names. It never arrived. That's because genealogy is a scrapyard of crushed dreams, and many people's family trees are bored like Swiss cheese. For the first part of this programme, Freeman let the viewer believe that he was finding it hard to summon up any kind of interest in the distant past's minutiae. You can't blame him; he is a bloke's bloke. We were also told that his father died of a heart attack when he was 10. So he's probably had more emotional turbulence to weather than can be delivered in under an hour by the patina of light entertainment.
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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