The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par
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Seve would be proud as son Javier Ballesteros joins Jose-Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jiminez to roll back the years at the Dubai Desert Classic
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Ballesteros was playing as an amateur at the event that his late and beloved father won back in 1992
Monday 09 December 2013
Sunday 17 November 2013
Malcolm Gladwell is infuriating. As each new book arrives, you think that surely the pop sociologist will have learned from the sneering at the previous ones – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers – and created something more than another riff on one idea with cheaply told examples to pad it out. No, and certainly not with David and Goliath.
Friday 15 November 2013
Campaigners are calling for research into the number of bird deaths caused by green energy
Wednesday 13 November 2013
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
He has put away the Chinese hang, yet Nick Mulvey is proving just as adept on acoustic guitar as he delights this packed basement venue with his bewitching technique. As a founder of Mercury-shortlisted jazz outfit Portico Quartet, he introduced us to that UFO-shaped percussion instrument. Now with two EPs under his belt, Mulvey is building up to the release of a major-label album next year.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi spent his first night in a civilian penitentiary in a hospital room after he complained he wasn’t feeling well, senior security officials have said.
Saturday 05 October 2013
The Big Six: Vintage airstreams, nomadic lifestyles, and hammocks
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched episode 14 of Breaking Bad season five, look away now
Saturday 07 September 2013
A good book must have a certain aroma. That is what a lifetime of reading library books has taught me. Some reek too much of tobacco, others have a musty odour that seems to choke the very text, but the books that chime with me just smell right. I find them by accident; hiding behind frayed plastic jackets in the book sales of the local libraries. I peel away their protective wrapping and then sniff. In the Heart of the Country by JM Coetzee had hints of apple, sandalwood and charcoal between its pages; surprising, for such a lean and austere book, but also promising.
Monday 02 September 2013
Sunday 28 July 2013
The West African nation of Mali voted in presidential elections on Sunday just 16 months after the country descended into chaos in the wake of a coup led by mid-ranking army officials.
Sunday 14 July 2013
“One man. One Bus. Three hundred and sixty miles of simulated post-apocalyptic desert and the endless struggle between man and nature personified.” The tagline for computer game Desert Bus makes it sound pretty exciting. It isn’t.
Thursday 04 July 2013
The MP's resignation letter couldn't disguise his disenchantment with Ed Miliband
Sunday 30 June 2013
In Arizona zookeepers fed tigers frozen fish while meteorologists baked biscuits in their van
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article