Boyd’s Bond is driven but torn
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Saturday 24 July 2010
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Coastguards warned about the dangers of "tombstoning" yesterday after a 75-year-old man jumped from an 80ft beauty spot and was seriously hurt.
Geoffrey Hutchings: Veteran character actor who portrayed Sid James on stage and screen and played 'minted' Mel in 'Benidorm'
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Although he was much admired for taking many character roles on screen and stage over almost half a century, Geoffrey Hutchings did not become a "star" until he appeared in the television sitcom Benidorm. He played Mel Harvey, the working-class businessman who frequently boasted of becoming a millionaire after setting up, then selling, his "five sunbed shops in the Greater Manchester area". Even then, the actor was a household "face" rather than name.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Here's another woman with a booming online business.
Friday 26 March 2010
A young hairstylist from Dorset probably died as a result of her cigarette igniting hydrogen peroxide in her car and engulfing it in flames, her parents said.
Wednesday 17 March 2010
Nothing, it seems, is sacred in the commercial world in which we live. The timeless Cheltenham racecourse backdrop of Cleeve Hill has been desecrated Hollywood-style. There, in the rolling folds of the edge of the Cotswolds, are 270-feet worth of giant white letters, courtesy of the Irish bookmaking firm Paddy Power, allowing it to promote its name across the whole racecourse. The edifice is 50 feet high, making it bigger than Tinseltown's eponymous landmark. It is also longer than the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorchester, Dorset, although which bit of that is not specified.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Marriage rates in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since records began in 1862.
Monday 08 February 2010
Travel Agenda: Manchester's skydiving centre; Dorchester's Bafta afternoon tea; Kenya's Roft Valley Festival
Saturday 16 January 2010
Today: Experience the sensation of freefalling, without jumping out of a plane, at the new Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre at Trafford Quays in Manchester. It's the UK's biggest indoor skydiving tunnel: imagine being suspended by a giant upturned hairdryer. Find it next door to the Chill Factore indoor snow centre ( airkix.com ).
Tuesday 29 December 2009
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Green-fingered gifts: Mail-order christmas presents allow you to shop without leaving the comfort of your potting shed
Saturday 05 December 2009
Mail-order catalogues are riveting things. There are so many items in them that you cannot imagine anybody ever wanting or using. Bathroom things, especially.
Friday 27 November 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more