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Monday 01 March 2010
Beekeeping is like playing chess against the bees. Trying to get these wild creatures to obey you is a complex challenge. If they were left to their own devices, there would be swarms of them – and, with each swarm made up of hundreds of insects, this can be dangerous. Instead, you must outwit them.
Sunday 27 December 2009
As you while away those long afternoons with the family over the festive period with bored, sorry, board games, the chances are you opted for Scrabble rather than a chess tournament. It's almost as intellectually challenging but not quite as daunting, and you can watch 'Star Wars' at the same time. And these days it's just as significant, prominent, momentous. The word game's popularity has exploded, detonated, fulminated, with 150 million sets sold worldwide in 31 languages, and Imagine: Scrabble – A Night on the Tiles (BBC1, Tuesday) showed that it is taken equally as seriously as its rather snobbish relative. After all, no less than the Beeb's doyen of the arts, Alan Yentob, was scrabbling around in his sack, occasionally lost for words.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Tuesday 15 December 2009
He has glowered across a chessboard at the savants of six different generations. In 1953 he played a grandmaster, Grigory Levenfish, who was born in 1889; more recent opponents include the current world No 1, Magnus Carlsen, born in 1990.
Sunday 13 December 2009
Just remember, African pygmy hedgehogs are for life, not just for Christmas.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Saturday 10 October 2009
Sunday 04 October 2009
Thursday 24 September 2009
The historic find in Staffordshire is comparable with some of the most significant hauls in Britain.
Saturday 06 June 2009
Known as the "Queen of the Blues", Koko Taylor brought both a raw intensity and a Southern earthiness to the Chicago blues scene. Her gritty vocals and consummate showmanship won her adulation from generations of fans and served to inspire a clutch of female blues artists, Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi among them, who have often struggled for recognition within a genre long dominated by men.
Friday 05 June 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
You cannot argue with a try count of 5 to 2, and a score line of 34-10. But nor can you argue with a total nonentity of the modern game that was constantly in evidence at Twickenham on Sunday in the England v France match.
Friday 13 March 2009
Former Perrier Award newcomer nominees and lauded at last year's Edinburgh Festival as "Pina Bausch meets The Mighty Boosh", the American comedy-theatre duo The Pajama Men arrive in London this week. Unlike the Boosh, though, the Pajamas don't play to the gallery and unlike Pina Bausch they haven't used a fake walrus on stage. Yet.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy