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Thursday 12 June 2008
I regret that during my many trips to Scotland I did not visit the Menie Links in Aberdeenshire. From the photographs, it seems a very beautiful corner of the kingdom – unspoilt, unpolluted, undeveloped. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which sounds even more, well, special and natural.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Friday 06 June 2008
It lasts only 45 minutes, but it's a tribute to the nagging intensity of Mike Bartlett's new play that, well before the halfway stage, I was desperate to escape. The Apprentice may be the "job interview from hell"; Contractions dramatises the job review procedure from purgatory. And given the choice, I'd rather face Surallan any day than be subjected to the polite sadism of the nameless female functionary.
Friday 06 June 2008
Last Night's TV: Viagra: Ten Years On the Rise FIVE<br />My New Best Friend BBC4<br />The Apprentice BBC1
Thursday 22 May 2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
Sunday 09 March 2008
Friday 08 February 2008
Friday 25 January 2008
George Galloway is to stand on an "Old Labour" ticket for the London Assembly in another attempt to form a new political force after splitting from Respect, the left-wing coalition that he helped to found.
Saturday 12 January 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife lost a legal battle yesterday to stop publication of a book in which she allegedly called him a "womanizer" and other choice epithets.
Saturday 24 February 2007
Monday 17 April 2006
Thursday 18 August 2005
Wednesday 04 May 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Hurricanes hit the Grenadines on average once every 70 years, so it was with particularly bad timing that Raffles opened its first Caribbean resort on the island of Canouan last August - just weeks before Hurricane Ivan arrived.
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