The Kumars (Sky1) are back. They've left number 42 at their street in Wembley and moved to Hounslow, where a divorced Sanjeev Kumar/Bhaskar is hosting his TV show from behind his dad's shop where they're renting from new landlord Hawney (pronounced "horny").
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Thursday 08 March 2012
John Yates, the former Scotland Yard senior detective who dismissed the need to re-open the police's investigation into phone hacking, refused to let other officers examine his own phone records during a leak probe because he was "very well connected", the Leveson Inquiry heard yesterday.
Monday 05 March 2012
Years ago, back when Boris still needed a surname, a young Steve Hilton hoped to run for Mayor of London. But the Tories were nowhere near ready to choose a shaven-headed, tieless iconoclast as their candidate. Later, Hilton tried to be selected as an MP, but although he looked like many a metropolitan media professional, he was far too modern for the Conservative local associations. They preferred the throwback of a good-looking, public-school banker in pin-stripes.
Friday 24 February 2012
The resignation of the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission comes not a moment too soon. Indeed, we would argue that Cynthia Bower should rightly have been sacked several times already, given the litany of scandals that has beset the health and social care watchdog during her years at the helm.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
It's unlikely to be seen as a good sign for the economy, but the pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond is on the up.
Monday 20 February 2012
A busy Tube station, shut for nearly three years, finally reopened today after a spectacular rebuilding job.
Travel Agenda: Norcia's truffle harvest; Vue Cinema's Night of Adventure; Amsterdam's Dreams of Nature exhibition; Croatia's music festivals
Friday 17 February 2012
Tomorrow: In Italy, the Umbrian town of Norcia stages its annual truffle harvest (also next weekend). The "Nero Norcia" festival sees food producers and gourmets gather in the town's medieval squares to sample the prized delicacy and celebrate other regional foods such as salami, cheese and wine (neronorcia.it).
Friday 17 February 2012
When the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, was summoned to the House of Commons to explain why the head of the student loans company was being paid as a private contractor, rather than as a government employee, he just about defused the scandal. He announced that Ed Lester would in future have his tax deducted at source, he said that he, Mr Alexander, was setting up a review to discover the extent of the practice throughout Whitehall, and he gave the impression that such pay arrangements were highly unusual.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A League Two footballer has been cleared of common assault on a woman in a nightclub.
Monday 13 February 2012
Thousands of City job losses are hitting London's top-end rental market as bonuses are slashed and banks cut back on accommodation budgets, according to the estate agency Knight Frank.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Insight Guides' Select series has four new editions: Marrakech, Paris, Chicago and Shanghai, all bound in patterned linen. £9.99 each.
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Saturday 11 February 2012
Footballers do it. Wine tasters have to, as part of the job. But spitting in other people's presence is an unpleasant habit that may soon become illegal in part of north London.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
All cyclists have them – those junctions that even confident riders approach with racing hearts. There are hundreds in London and yesterday the Mayor's transport office named the first 14 intersections it plans to make safer.
Saturday 04 February 2012
One hundred firefighters are tackling a blaze in one of London's most exclusive streets.
Saturday 28 January 2012
Each week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a two-night Valentine's Day break in the UK. All prices are per couple, for stays commencing Friday 10 February until Sunday 12 February.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Funding worries and lack of tenants force developer to halt work on 63-storey, £800m office block
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
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds