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Monday 14 October 2013
Esther McVey all but ran to the dispatch box, like a schoolgirl late for class
Friday 11 October 2013
Alexander Lebedev, the businessman whose son, Evgeny, owns i and The Independent newspapers, is planning to launch bankruptcy proceedings against a Russian cargo aircraft operator used by the Ministry of Defence.
Monday 07 October 2013
The third play from south London poet/rapper/songwriter/playwright Kate Tempest – who manages to excel in all of those slash-categories – tells the story of two young women in prison, one of whom finds herself through making music. Such a premise needs someone with Tempest's ear for a rhythm and a tune, and no-bullshit, straight-up writing style, to save it from schmaltzy territory. At times Hopelessly Devoted is still a little over-simplistic in its surface-skimming exploration of why its characters are in prison and the challenges they face; it is occasionally epigrammatic and there are unlikely plot developments.
Bunce on Boxing: Amir Khan joins long list seeking fight with Floyd Mayweather (and the money that comes with it)
Tuesday 17 September 2013
British fighter among the top contenders to fight American
Ukip faces renewed accusations of sexism as Stuart Wheeler claims women are not as competitive as men
Thursday 15 August 2013
And that man Godfrey Bloom protested that women were sometimes given preferential treatment in the workplace
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Over 4,000 pilots were involved a one-tenth speed space battle for precious - virtual - resources
Monday 29 July 2013
Percy Yip began teaching his daughter Carissa to play chess in 2010. After just one year, she could beat him. Two years later, the Massachusetts schoolgirl has just become the youngest female on record to reach the US Chess Federation’s (USCF) “expert” level. Carissa is nine years old.
Monday 22 July 2013
Most ‘children’s operas’ are not really that at all, but Holland Park Opera – as its general manager has explained in these columns – is aiming its “Alice” squarely at the youthful end of the market. The background of its composer Will Todd is suitably eclectic, ranging from a jazz Mass, to oratorios, to an anthem for last year’s royal diamond jubilee; its designer Leslie Travers’s most recent exploit was the inspired staging of the Aldeburgh “Grimes on the Beach”; conducting and direction are by Martin Duncan and Stuart Stratford, versatile operators both.
Sunday 14 July 2013
When the interval arrived during The Machine I realised I had been so engrossed by the play that I had forgotten to take a single note during the first half. A play about a chess match between a man and a computer, as its author Matt Charman, had conceded beforehand, sounded almost terrifyingly dull. But this was no ordinary man. It was Garry Kasparov, the youngest world chess champion ever, who reigned unchallenged for two decades. Nor was it an ordinary machine. It was Deep Blue, then the most sophisticated chess computer the world had ever seen, which could analyse more than 500 million positions every second.
Monday 10 June 2013
On a night when Apple launched new MacPro, a new AirBook and no end of software bells and whistles, one subject is sure to dominate the post-keynote discussions: the bold and (most say) beautiful 'flat' design of the new iOS 7.
Sunday 09 June 2013
He forced both Fischer and Spassky down by the shoulders and told them, 'Play chess now!'
Friday 17 May 2013
Ricardo Woods, 35, was found guilty of fatally shooting David Chandler in Cincinnati in October 2010
Monday 25 March 2013
A clever, if necessarily limited, mix of gameplay styles
Thursday 21 March 2013
Once famously described in the press as one of this country's hidden chess assets, Adrian Hollis spent a long and distinguished academic career as a Classics Tutor and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. There, amid research focussed largely on Hellenistic and Roman poetry, he bestrode the often narrow confines of his art with consummate ease.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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