“I’ve been second all my life. I’m tired of being second. I am done with it”
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Friday 08 April 2011
In Fred Vargas's new mystery, that quintessentially French policeman, Commisssaire Adamsberg, is taken way out of his comfort zone to London, where he speaks not a word of the language. Fortunately, he is accompanied by his Anglophile tweed-clad colleague, Commandant Danglard. It should be a routine visit to a conference, but Adamsberg has a disturbing effect everywhere he goes. This particular trip mysteriously features 17-year-old shoes found in a pile in "Higg-gate" cemetery. With severed feet inside them
Friday 18 March 2011
I have had a number of complaints about yesterday’s letter. Some people have said that, in relating - with a degree of tacit approval - tales of drunkenness from this week’s i party, plus parties past, I am endorsing irresponsible drinking.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Up to two million teenagers will miss vital careers advice, because of a government shake-up of the service, head teachers warned at the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference in Manchester yesterday.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
On 12 October 1984, the IRA attempted to assassinate the entire British cabinet by setting a bomb in the Brighton hotel in which they were all staying ahead of their conference.
Saturday 05 March 2011
At least 10 "enterprise zones" will be set up by the Government as it seeks to reassure people and business leaders that it has a "growth strategy" as well as a "cuts strategy".
Sunday 06 February 2011
The National Apprenticeship Service will host sessions and conferences for businesses and prospective young workers throughout Britain starting tomorrow as part of Apprenticeship Week.
Thursday 03 February 2011
To the first free schools conference on Saturday, held at Westminster Academy, an academy established under the Labour programme, where millions have been splashed out to give the pupils swanky new buildings.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Former children's services director Sharon Shoesmith said yesterday she was still struggling to live with the aftermath of the Baby P tragedy.
Friday 07 January 2011
Comedy is a serious matter and, as if to underline how much the art form has developed, later this month it will be the subject of a conference, at London's British Library, featuring comedians alongside a host of academics.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The first batch of tickets sold out in two minutes, the second in five minutes. Now the 2010 Boring Conference in London, the first of its kind, has completely sold out.
Friday 12 November 2010
A computer scientist known as one of the "godfathers of the internet" has warned that the UK could run out of new web addresses in just over a year.
Monday 18 October 2010
Tackling global loss of wildlife is as big a challenge as addressing climate change, conservation experts have warned as an international meeting gets under way aimed at stopping species and habitats vanishing across the world.
Sunday 10 October 2010
The Tories have re-established their lead over Labour at the close of the party conference season, according to a poll published tonight.
Monday 04 October 2010
The first row between the Conservatives and the BBC started yesterday even before the Conference had officially opened. Tory spin doctors could be heard moaning that the live interview with the party chairman, Baroness Warsi, on BBC1's lunchtime Politics Show, was a "bear pit".
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Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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