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Saturday 04 January 2014
Hailo app grabs £20m in cab fares
Sunday 29 December 2013
Just to make you feel old, 2014 is the 25th anniversary of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic children’s book, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. “Swishy Swashy! Squelch Squelch! Hooo wooo!” and all the rest. The book has sold more than 8 million copies in 18 languages, but initially Rosen didn’t think that it would work: “The story seems to have originally been a folk song,” he says. “David Lloyd at Walker Books saw me perform it and asked me to write it down. So I added to the story and, 18 months later, I was stunned to see the beautiful pictures that Helen had created – the family adventure is from Helen’s imagination and I enjoy and admire the book almost as an outsider – but back then I couldn’t quite figure out how it would work as a book!” To celebrate, Walker will publish an anniversary edition in January and an interactive sound book in the summer, and in February the Royal Festival Hall in London will host a “promenade performance”, where children will be invited to dress up and take home a pair of bear ears. Oxenbury recalls illustrating the book: “Michael and I never met until after the book was finished, but what was wonderful about it was there was nothing described in a way that restricted me. I modelled the children and the dog on my own. The bear’s posture I modelled on a friend who had depression, with his dropped shoulders – I felt the bear was probably lonely and wanted company rather than eat the children!” So now we know. We’re not scared!
Sunday 29 December 2013
The penguins watching the increasingly bizarre multinational events unfolding in the Antarctic look rightly bemused.
Saturday 28 December 2013
The Chinese vessel has been forced to retreat after a failed attempt to reach the ship. A French vessel has already launched an abandoned rescue attempt
Friday 27 December 2013
A Russian ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve is on the verge of being rescued as a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon draws near.
Saturday 21 December 2013
We take a look at the most controversial club owners to have graced football
Friday 13 December 2013
Dir. Peter Jackson; Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, 161mins
Friday 06 December 2013
Mr Memory, who was brought on Monday’s Newsnight to memorise the title sequence and couldn’t even remember that Jeremy bloke with the beard’s name. Gosh I love telly.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Wales have made 11 changes for what will be Warren Gatland's 100th match as an international coach against Tonga at the Millennium Stadium on Friday, with Newport Gwent Dragons wing Hallam Amos making his debut and Ryan Jones replacing Sam Warburton as captain.
Rugby League World Cup: England full-back Sam Tomkins picks out France's Morgan Escare as the dangerman ahead of quarter-final
Friday 15 November 2013
The World Cup hosts meet France at the DW Stadium and home favourite Tomkins has identified hs opposite number as the man to watch
Astronaut gets sweet delivery as private company ships chocolate and other foodstuffs to International Space Station
Monday 16 September 2013
A US company is making its debut this week as a space station delivery service – to provide the lone American aboard the orbiting International Space Station with a fresh stash of chocolate.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Last month at Wembley, Jamie Shaul was denied a spectacular try that could have brought Hull back into the Cup final. Last night, the 20-year-old full-back claimed an equally good one to keep his club’s season alive.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Wales manager Chris Coleman urges Spanish club to ease new signing in
Monday 09 September 2013
Primark is outperforming its peers but sugar looks a bit sticky, Associated British Foods said today.
Friday 06 September 2013
Hang on, there is no £20 coin, is there?
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'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
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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