An ode to the dedicated souls pounding away out on the river before the sun's even up
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Sunday 18 April 2010
I'm just repacking my suitcase for our family holiday to the Algarve. Out go the flip-flops, in come the waterproofs. You see, I've just checked the five-day forecast for that part of the world and it predicts heavy showers followed by thunderstorms followed by more heavy showers – up until we step on the plane to go home. The word "disappointed" barely sums up the mood in our house as I write.
Saturday 17 April 2010
More people are surviving the four most common cancers in England, a report said today.
Friday 09 April 2010
Under-18s are to be banned from using sunbeds under new legislation passed by Parliament. Tanning salons will also have to be manned, meaning that coin-operated booths will be outlawed after several children suffered serious burns after using them without supervision.
Thursday 01 April 2010
People in their sixties and seventies are around five times more likely to be diagnosed with deadly skin cancer than their parents were 30 years ago, figures out today show.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Landslides have swamped three villages in Uganda, killing at least 86 people and leaving hundreds missing after rivers of mud swept through a church and hospital, officials said today.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Tuesday 05 January 2010
These "Friends" like sticking together.
Friday 18 December 2009
Thursday 17 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
After six months of being held in detention camps, 130,000 Tamil internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been granted a basic human right – freedom of movement.
Sunday 22 November 2009
Saturday 21 November 2009
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27