While politicians agonise over the size of the Government’s debt, one of the most expensive publicly funded projects in recent years is quietly getting under way.
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Syrian rebels have taken iconoclasm to new depths, with shrines, statues and even a tree destroyed – but to what end?
Sunday 22 December 2013
Compared writing poetry to the sex act? May he be turned to dust!
Saturday 21 December 2013
Sport on TV
Saturday 21 December 2013
Something to Declare
Thursday 19 December 2013
It is approaching that time of the year when you take a backward look and think to yourself: what do I know now that I didn’t know a year ago?
Sunday 08 December 2013
The South African President’s visit to Brixton in 1996 epitomised a mixed relationship with his nation's former colonial ruler
Friday 06 December 2013
If you're sat at home fretting about weird old dons setting fiendish logic puzzles - don't!
Thursday 05 December 2013
Contractors have stumbled upon an ancient skeleton while digging a sewer trench in Norton-on-Derwent, near Malton. The skeleton is thought to be of either Roman or pre-historic origin.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
A Palace spokeswoman said the King was simply fulfilling his constitutional obligations by signing the pardons
Saturday 30 November 2013
Adrian Mourby takes in Christmas markets with a gulp of glühwein and a dash of history
Thursday 28 November 2013
Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.
Saturday 23 November 2013
Trauma, illness and grim remembrance comprise this memoir collection – and that’s not to mention the genital warts
Friday 15 November 2013
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
In pictures: Chateau de Guedelon in the Burgundy region of France being built using the techniques, materials and rules of the 13th Century
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Chateau de Guedelon near Treigny in the Burgundy region of France is the brainchild of Michel Guyot, local landowner, and business woman Maryline Martin, now site's managing director, and has been in construction since June 1997 when the first stone was laid.
Friday 08 November 2013
A penetrating study of a president that captures his extravagant complexities
Friday 11 October 2013
When you walk into this gallery under the arches of Hoxton Station, you are confronted by a spectacle in the best sense. The Aftermath Dislocation Principle Part I (2013) is a large installation of a post-apocalyptic Britain in which all the familiar signs of civilization have been ravaged.
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