The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par
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Sunday 30 June 2013
A man died and another was in hospital in a serious condition as a heatwave blistered parts of the US.
Sunday 23 June 2013
“Anglia Square Not Leicester Square” is the slogan of a campaign trying to encourage producers to hold the premiere of the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa in Norwich.
Monday 10 June 2013
A friend of mine recently got married in Las Vegas and celebrated by going to see Rod Stewart in concert there. He was enchanted by the whole glitzy glamour of the experience, and yet he’s a pretty old-fashioned type of socialist and, as it happens, an actor.
Monday 10 June 2013
More than a million children are growing up in the UK without a father, a report on family breakdown has found.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Documentary crew will attempt to recover ET: The Extra-Terrestrial from the desert
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Is there a modern version of hell that avoids the medieval image of demons thrusting the souls of the damned into hellfire? Indeed there is. In Catholic circles, hell is defined as an eternity spent in the absence of God.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Being on an expedition is about deprivation Whether its trekking through the jungles in Peru or hiking up Kilimanjaro, you really value the resources you have: one pair of pants, limited rations of food, limited battery power. My trips also remind me what I have left behind. Once I'm back home, I'll really value what I have, until I start to become complacent – then I'll go off around the world again.
No answer to this Approach: Sheikh refuses to comment on doping scandal as he watches Derby contender scoop 2,000 Guineas
Sunday 05 May 2013
Once Sheikh Mohammed elected to watch Dawn Approach compete in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, it was inevitable that the topic of the recent doping scandal that has shaken his elite Godolphin racing empire and the sport as a whole would be high on any list of questions. Almost as inevitably, its broaching was the cold spoon in the soufflé, even in the aftermath of the colt's impressive victory.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
As rock samples show evidence of life on the Red Planet, scientists and enthusiasts live like astronauts far closer to home, in the harsh terrain of Utah's desert
Wednesday 13 February 2013
My plan this week was to write about science. Honestly, it was. The World Service was running a series of solemn-sounding talks called Exchanges at the Frontier, each delivered by leading epidemiologists, physiologists and other miscellaneous ologists whose job titles were very possibly made up. However bleak their message, I felt it my duty to hear them out. And listening on Sunday morning, for a while I was genuinely concerned about the plight of humankind in the face of horrible mutating viruses that could knock out much of population and possibly leave pigs and poultry to run things.
Friday 08 February 2013
This elegiac novel of mid-life crisis brilliantly captures the decline of a superpower
Sunday 03 February 2013
Scottish golfer wins only second title of long career
Sunday 03 February 2013
The song "Stand by Me" will never again sound the same. Not now I've danced to it in a dust storm, with only snow goggles and cycling mask to protect my eyes and lungs. Not when the chorus concluded a pop-up wedding I chanced upon in the Nevada desert.
Sir David Attenborough wants Professor Brian Cox to take his throne. But who else could be the face of natural history?
Thursday 31 January 2013
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Ron Gilbert takes us on an adventure of puzzlement, sarcasm and spelunking in Double Fine's latest release.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'