The annual rowing race has come in for criticism after a boat colliding with a brood of ducks
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Tuesday 21 August 2012
After some muted outings, the sketch group Pappy's are back to their lovable best, on the kind of form that saw them shortlisted for Edinburgh's comedy award in 2007 and will probably get them a place on this year's list, too.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Ravel effected an understated formal revolution in vocal music, the pieces performed here by mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch with pianist Alain Altinoglu being notable for their commitment to textual interpretation rather than sheer operatic grandeur.
Thursday 16 August 2012
“So what happened in the first 15 minutes, did you just not like me?” asks Sarah Kendall of her audience at the end of her show. Observational comedians are supposed to say what everyone else is thinking but on this matter, Kendall is too close to the bone: her audience tonight just don’t buy into her.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Peter Godwin has written three pretty-much universally acclaimed, semi-autobiographical books about Zimbabwe. While When a Crocodile Eats the Sun is one of my favourite books of all time, I have yet to read the other two because I loved this one so intensely. It demanded so much, was so colourful, so wise, so... well, edifying, that I feel as though I have to do something amazingly heroic to earn the privilege of reading his others. It's anal, I know. I apply the same cracked logic to the books of my other all-time favourite author, Thomas Mann. Godwin – like Mann – writes literary caviar.
Friday 03 August 2012
Thursday 02 August 2012
Sixteen gulls have been found dead in a seaside resort within the past week, prompting the RSPCA to call for greater tolerance of the birds.
Monday 30 July 2012
The French are sensitive about their favourite dishes, as the fierce response to California's ban on the sale of foie gras has illustrated.
Friday 27 July 2012
A campaign group has won a High Court battle over the agricultural use of Green Belt land formerly owned by broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby for intensive poultry farming.
Thursday 26 July 2012
An experiment based on an Aesop's fable has shown how differently children and crows learn about the world.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Aggrieved diplomats in Paris to raise issue with US ambassador
Friday 13 July 2012
'In bali, my favourite restaurant serves only duck, which you eat with your hands'
Tuesday 10 July 2012
An investigation is under way after the mysterious deaths of 30 swans in Cardiff.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Danny Boyle, the artistic director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, has sent a hand-written letter to animal rights campaigners pledging that no harm will come to the animals used in the making of his show.
Saturday 30 June 2012
The hawk that patrols Wimbledon to deter pigeons has been stolen, police said.
- 1 Serena Williams apologises after comment that rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position'
- 2 Disability campaigners celebrate 'victory' after government rethink over plans to make it more difficult to claim disability benefits
- 3 Bankers could face jail after report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 4 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 5 We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t