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Tuesday 11 December 2012
As Twitter releases a tranche of data looking at the trends and top tweets of the year, we've got an alternative list. What was your favourite spat?
Monday 12 November 2012
Reality television’s obsession with the “emotional meltdown of losers” is damaging the British psyche – creating a society in which we revel in seeing people hacked to pieces, a leading mental health academic has warned.
Thursday 01 November 2012
The wonks over at the Daily Beast have produced a fascinating quantified rundown of how much celebrity supporters are contributing to this Presidential race, which is close to neck-a-neck as polling day approaches.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Who's to blame for Hurricane Sandy? Why, Obama and Romney, of course! So says the TV evangelist John McTernan, who calls the storm God's response to the fact that "both candidates are pro-homosexual and behind the homosexual agenda". It's difficult to know what's weirder: his understanding of meteorology, or his grasp of the Romney-Ryan social platform.
Friday 26 October 2012
Barack Obama called Mitt Romney a bulls****er and Joe Biden asked parents of a slain Marine when it was that their son acquired billiard balls for testicles.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
On paper, the most important speech of the Republican convention will be delivered by Mitt Romney on Thursday, as he accepts the party's presidential nomination. But the one that could make the most difference of all comes tonight. And it won't be delivered by a politician – at least not a professional politician.
Saturday 11 August 2012
The Traces of the title are the memories and marks that bind a people to a place, whether it's the "black hills" so fatally glimpsed in "Tears For Lot's Wife", or the "minarets of industry" of the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth in "Tinsel Show".
Wednesday 27 June 2012
YouView, the long-awaited internet-based television service which is intended to be the next generation of Freeview, will finally be launched by Lord Sugar next week.
Thursday 31 May 2012
Mitt Romney gratefully completed the long recalibration of his presidential campaign yesterday to focus fire exclusively on Barack Obama after primary voting in Texas on Tuesday pushed him past the magic number of 1,114 delegates he needed to clinch the Republican nomination.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Mitt Romney was poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination after yesterday's Texas primary, a largely uncontested poll that will formalise the former Massachusetts Governor's status as President Barack Obama's challenger in the election in November.
Sunday 13 May 2012
North African despot General Aladeen hates the West and is just weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade plutonium. No laughing matter - unless you're a Sacha Baron Cohen fan
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Some advice for the outdoor types at the National Trust
Saturday 31 March 2012
Beach shots depict her as a curvaceous beauty queen. But 23-year-old Jenna Talackova was born male and that has led organisers to disqualify her as a finalist in the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Outlook: It might seem strange now, but business leaders sometimes used to complain about being excluded from popular culture. It was felt that bright and talented young people shunned their blandishments in favour of the professions because business was seen as, well, a bit grubby and best left in a ghetto.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
As a founding father of modern advertising, Charles Saatchi clearly knows a thing or two about image. He understands how to influence public perception, and how to get a message across powerfully and effectively.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2