Before there was Federer, Borg or Laver, even before there was Lacoste, there was Anthony Wilding.
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Tuesday 11 August 2009
Daniel Carter should not be seen as the "cavalry riding over the hill" to save the New Zealand team, says All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Canterbury coach Rob Penney is endorsing a swift return to international rugby for Dan Carter.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
One of New Zealand's most famous and oldest brands is looking for a new owner after a turbulent time in overseas hands.
Tuesday 07 July 2009
A former PE teacher was jailed for nine months today after pleading guilty to running a brothel.
Friday 29 May 2009
A man was jailed for life after being found guilty today of murdering a college student on the same day he started his course.
Thursday 14 May 2009
The children of Sir Edmund Hillary are going to court to keep control of their father's writings, old diaries and thousands of family photographs bequeathed to the Auckland Museum in his will.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Half a century ago, Krzysztof Penderecki saw his St Luke Passion travel the world as an instant sensation. It was that rare phenomenon, an avant-garde work on a grand scale that surpassed its difficulties of performance and moved large audiences. Then, it mysteriously disappeared. Saturday's revival by the Sounds New festival was the first in Britain for nearly 30 years. Bringing in a ready-prepared performance by top Polish musicians with the composer conducting, it was the culmination of this year's Polish Connections theme and, with the cathedral nave packed out, destined to put a previously local festival on the national map. But would it, on a musical level, make lightning strike again?
Friday 27 March 2009
Paranormal communication, clairvoyance, visitors from another world, and Nicolas Cage as an astrophysics professor.
Thursday 12 February 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Wednesday 14 January 2009
A cross-Channel passenger ferry with nearly 400 people aboard became grounded in severe weather after the crew failed to detect a charted wreck, an official accident report said today.
Friday 09 January 2009
On the cover of this biography of Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury's hand frames a face with a slight smile, the eyes looking with candour straight at the reader. What should we deduce from such an image? That it signals a book where the man behind the mitre might be exposed to our gaze?
Friday 26 December 2008
At a traditional time of goodwill, this year's seasonal utterances from pulpit and throne reflected a sombre and often pessimistic mood, punctuated with flashes of anger and recrimination towards those who had, or might, exploit others' woes for their own advantage.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Thursday 04 December 2008
Kenneth Pinnock was among the finest educational publishers of his time. Even more remarkably, he achieved success while based in one of the smaller players of the era, as Manager and then Educational Director of John Murray from 1953 to 1984.
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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Putin v Obama: Russian deputy prime minister mocks president with catty pictures on Twitter
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire