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Thursday 05 May 2011
As though provoked by the sudden, impudent opposition of the Punchestown Festival, this place pulled out all the stops yesterday. The Roodee spread out lazily beneath the sunshine, its gorgeous crush of humanity cooled by a breeze curling between the river and Chester's city wall. Out on the track, meanwhile, a filly from Ireland volunteered herself as a highly plausible Classic winner, and a trainer from just down the road achieved genuine distinction even in the oldest racecourse annals in the land. These, compounding all the benedictions since 1539, made it hard to imagine that anyone might rather be anywhere else on the Turf.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Saturday 23 April 2011
A survey of some of Britain's leading gardening experts, including the former Gardeners' World presenter Alan Titchmarsh, shows less than half use peat-free compost.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
1 Edinburgh: Witness a world-record attempt at making the longest glow-in-the-dark necklace, one of the events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (sciencefestival.co.uk) until 22 April.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
Saturday 02 April 2011
There will be a mood of celebration at Widnes tomorrow afternoon, but the York City Knights will be the first of a series of guests bent upon spoiling the party.
Friday 01 April 2011
At Widnes railway station, there is a plaque that reveals the unlikely nugget that it was there that Paul Simon wrote his ode to exile and estrangement, "Homeward Bound". That is where Widnes feel they will be next season – home.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Monday 28 March 2011
On a weekend of multiple try-scoring in Super League, Leeds' Kallum Watkins broke Wildcat hearts with four in the second half at Wakefield. Trinity led at half-time through Greg Johnson's try, but Watkins, in an unfamiliar right-wing role because of injuries, ripped them to shreds after the break for a 28-6 win.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'