Senior members of one of the country’s most notorious gangs have been arrested after expanding their drug-dealing operations outside of their south London stronghold to target lucrative new markets, police said yesterday.
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Rhodri Marsden: Home is where the heart of absurd technology is but is the automation revolution just pointless frippery?
Wednesday 15 January 2014
It probably contravenes some unwritten rule to begin a light-hearted examination of the week in technology with a reference to Jimmy Savile, but a few days ago I remembered an episode of Jim'll Fix It in the 1980s where some lucky youngster had his room kitted out with all the latest gadgets from the Ideal Home Show, including some automated curtains. These curtains elicited gasps of wonder from my teenage self as I entertained the notion that, in the future, we'd be relieved of the endless, life-sapping drudgery of having to drag light pieces of material along a rail, sometimes as frequently as twice a day.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
After falling down Margaret Bousfield's chimney, the furry animal wreaked havoc
Saturday 23 November 2013
Thursday 10 October 2013
Successful presenter, writer and political commentator says he wishes he’d gone to art school instead – but has also signed a deal to write his first novel
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Sheila Hancock, Lee Evans and Keeley Hawes star in Clive Exton's ill-judged black farce
Told you so: George Osborne says new figures show economy is turning corner and that he has proved Labour wrong
Monday 09 September 2013
Chancellor argues that the Government’s strategy has worked, but Miliband will cast it as a ‘recovery for the few’
Sunday 08 September 2013
After 14 years as an England player, Lampard is ready for a landmark in Kiev
London's last ever home for less than £100,000? Rundown Brixton studio flat goes on the market for just £99,500
Wednesday 28 August 2013
In a city where a single parking space was valued at £300,000 earlier in the month, this Brixton studio has been put on the market for less than six-figures
Saturday 20 July 2013
'I opened my hand to show her the screwed-up pound note my mother had given me'
Bunga Bunga verdict: Berlusconi guilty and faces seven years in jail for sex with underage prostitute 'Ruby Heart Stealer'
Monday 24 June 2013
Surprise verdict in the case of the tycoon and 'Ruby Heart Stealer'
Saturday 08 June 2013
A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse
Saturday 25 May 2013
First seen as part of a 1912 double bill, Ariadne auf Naxos was revised and reshaped as Europe plunged into the carnage of the First World War. Strauss was profoundly relieved when his son, Franz, was declared unfit for military service. But his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, had already served as a reservist when the now familiar version of their backstage comedy on high and low art premiered in Vienna in 1916, four days after the assassination of the prime minister in the dining room of a hotel a few minutes' walk from the opera house.
Thursday 16 May 2013
The former England captain today announced he was retiring from football
Friday 22 March 2013
The problem with ponderous electropop is that as soon as the meniscus of self-importance is pricked, it collapses into risibility, as on Depeche Mode's weakest album in some while.
Tiger Woods published Lyndsey Vonn photos on Facebook to deter 'stalkarazzi' - but it will only encourage them
Thursday 21 March 2013
The American golfer confirmed his relationship with the skier on Facebook this week
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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