Police have named a mother and daughter who died in a Bank Holiday boating tragedy on Lake Windermere.
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Monday 03 November 2008
As the star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, Duncan Bannatyne enjoys giving aspiring entrepreneurs a grilling, but the idea of seeing his own business practices put under the spotlight seems to make him jumpy.
Thursday 30 October 2008
Daniel Craig arrived at the Royal World Premiere of Quantum of Solace last night looking every inch James Bond - except for the fact his right arm was in a sling.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Trains are hard for me. They are the Ground Zero for anyone who wants to make a "HELLO, I'm on the train" joke about me while shouting and waving their mobiles around in an "isn't this hilarious?" kind of way. I know I brought it upon myself: the big-mobile character I created in 'Trigger Happy TV' will be a millstone around my neck until the day of my funeral at which someone will inevitably set off their mobile and shout "HELLO, I'm dead", to the accompanying titters of the three ageing friends who turn up.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Roman Abramovich's billions may have secured him property, boats and one of the world's most fashionable football clubs, but it doesn't always open every door.
Wednesday 02 July 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Wednesday 04 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Smoke and the crump of mortars drift from Pall Mall on the warm evening river breeze, following the eruption of Iraq-style hostilities at the customarily sedate Oxford and Cambridge Club. An awards ceremony to promote peace in the Middle East descended into unhelpful fist-throwing when the final gong, for "cutting edge" journalism from the region, went to a female Iraqi hack flown in especially from Basra. "The bloke presenting was Iraqi and starting arguing with someone in the audience," says Pandora's lass in the pearl necklace. "He called him a thug and a murderer because of a past association with Saddam's regime. The guest did not take this sitting down, it went right off. The host had to wind things up over the marquise au chocolat before blows landed."
Monday 29 January 2007
On 13 July 1823, a young Royal Navy officer called Cheesman Binstead noticed a large number of sharks in the water as his ship patrolled in the seas off west Africa. His superiors left him in no doubt about the cause. To avoid a fine, an intercepted slave ship had thrown its human cargo into the waves and the jaws of the predators.
Monday 29 January 2007
Irish republicans have voted overwhelmingly to support the policing systems in both parts of Ireland, in a move which was hailed as a historic change of heart and a key moment in the peace process.
Sunday 25 April 2004
Wednesday 07 August 2002
Wednesday 18 August 1999
Tuesday 29 April 1997
Thursday 25 May 1995
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'