Money could be spent on events marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth.
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Saturday 22 June 2013
What do the following names have in common? Winston Churchill, Raymond Chandler, John Lennon, Muriel Spark, JB Priestley, F Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Daphne Du Maurier, Noël Coward?
Friday 07 June 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Sunday 03 March 2013
Doing something different is trending at racecourses, it seems. It was good to see Kauto Star strutting his new stuff under event rider Laura Collett in the parade ring at Newbury on Saturday, even if his so-called dressage display – a few basic flatwork moves at walk, trot and canter – has as much to do with top-level grand prix work as the Shetland pony grand national franchise that does the rounds of summer horse shows has to events at Aintree. The 13-year-old, though, apparently enjoyed being the focus of adulation as much as he ever did when with Paul Nicholls.
Travel Agenda: Somerset; Laugharne; Greentraveller; Gogobot app; Sani Resort; Liverpool to malta and astronomy masterclass in Cambridge
Friday 22 February 2013
Where to go and what to know
Sunday 17 June 2012
By the start of the 21st century it seemed that readability had become a liability; surely award-winners lacked complexity if their books were too accessible? Happily this attitude is now passing, and lucid writing is once more being recognised as a desirable literary trait, which may partly explain why Pamela Hansford Johnson's work is coming back into print (the other reason is that ebooks provide an affordable route to republication).
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The wills of millions of famous Britons including Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill are being published online for the first time.
Saturday 11 February 2012
'I cry quite a lot'
Saturday 22 October 2005
Friday 14 October 2005
Sunday 14 August 2005
Friday 22 July 2005
Tuesday 14 December 2004
It's a paradox, but Vladimir Jurowski made Rachmaninov's The Isle of the Dead a place of irresistible allure. As ferryman of this compact masterpiece, he fought the Festival Hall acoustic and won. It was almost as if he created his own acoustic.
Saturday 11 December 2004
Tuesday 28 October 2003
Sunday 13 October 2002
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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