The stellar explosion is the closest to be spotted since 1987 and will provide a 'galactic yardstick' for astronomers judging distances across the universe
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Saturday 11 January 2014
Dishwasher at the hotel in Uruguay is reported to have caught $3,000
Saturday 11 January 2014
Lincoln Durham, "Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous" (Droog)
Thursday 09 January 2014
A swathe of grand cigar terraces have opened in luxury hotels over the past few years
Tuesday 01 October 2013
This is the first substantial London show of works on paper by the great, Berlin-born political satirist Georg Grosz in twenty years, and, oddly, it is being staged in a private gallery. What is more, the show of 50 works is a major loan exhibition – none of the paintings of drawings is for sale. What's in it for the gallery? 'We got a call from a collector the other day, offering us works by Grosz,' Richard Nagy tells me. So there you have it.
Thursday 19 September 2013
To the sound of the bombardment of rebel sites, Robert Fisk in Damascus discusses the victim tally with an Assad supporter
Sunday 08 September 2013
Paul Auster began this memoir one month before his 64th birthday; it is the meditation of a man about to enter old age, looking back on his life.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Cigars expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Robert Breare's life could so easily have been uneventful, prosperous and respectable. After Eton and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read Law and, more importantly, gained a Blue for rowing, he could have spent a peaceful few decades running the family's group of local newspapers, R Ackrill. But his creative hyperactivity and an ability to charm birds off the trees, together with restlessness and endemic disorganisation, led to a career which combined sensible projects with a fatal incapacity for the vulgarities of business administration. "If you have only cost control without creation, you die," as he said, but as a former business partner put it in 2000, the reverse was also true.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was allegedly paid from a slush fund operated by the governing People’s Party (PP) when he was a minister in the 1990s, according to documents published in the newspaper El Mundo. The accusations drew denials from the PP and calls for Mr Rajoy’s resignation, from opposition parties weary of austerity measures and an economy mired in recession.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Winner battles on two years after fractured knee
Thursday 28 March 2013
The head of the betting for both the world’s richest race and the world’s most famous contest shifted yesterday.
Grace Dent on TV: These affable fops weren't nearly daft enough. Oh well, at least there was Courtney Love
Friday 30 November 2012
The Aristocrats – Goodwood C4
Monday 19 November 2012
The 48-year-old Spaniard toasted a one-stroke victory over Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed at the Hong Kong Open
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The Victorian double-standard whereby a young male is allowed to sow his wild oats but a young female is branded forever as a “woman with a Past” comes under spirited, if equivocal, attack in Arthur Wing Pinero's 1893 play, The Second Mrs Tanqueray.
After 40 years in the public eye, dark rumours that haunted Sir Jimmy Savile leave reputation in tatters
Tuesday 02 October 2012
New account of star's 'imperious' efforts to keep abuse claims secret raises heat on star's BBC bosses. Adam Sherwin reports
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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