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One man from Esher is so fed up of being ‘kettled by Lycra louts’ on bikes, he has started a petition
Controversial plans for toxic dumping back on table eight months after being rejected
Finnair passengers flying today on Finland's AY666 to Helsinki have been boarding the flight to HEL on 13 Friday, but appear unfazed by superstitions.
Every class has 30 in it - the legal maximum for five-to-seven-year-olds
Home-favourite beaten in straight-sets by Kaia Kanepi
Home-favourite is beaten in straight-sets 6-7 5-7 by Kaia Kanepi
Jessica Ennis-Hill has had to put her 2013 heptathlon debut on hold again – raising doubts over whether she will be fully fit for the World Championships in Moscow, which start on 10 August.
Will the Tour de France inspire you to ride off on a cycling holiday?
Catering staff at a secondary school in Essex have been banned from serving triangle shaped flapjacks after one was thrown at a pupil.
Ready meals containing horse DNA may still be on sale despite a product recall, trading standards officials have said.
The Chancellor's incompetence is clear from the employment figures. Despite all the Coalition's claims to the contrary, young people in particular are suffering needlessly
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There’s no such thing as "can’t" – and the proof is alive and well at Longborough Festival Opera. While lyric theatres around the world might quake at the prospect of staging Wagner’s Ring Cycle – the expense, the pressure, the “controversial productions” - a converted barn in the Cotswold countryside is simply getting on with it, opera by opera, building up to the complete tetralogy for next year’s Wagner bicentenary. Götterdammerung, its climax, is also its ultimate challenge.
In his memoir If This is a Man, the Italian writer Primo Levi recalls that the most terrifying time for him at Auschwitz was not the years of incarceration by the Nazis, when beatings, hunger, back-breaking work and the threat of murder were omnipresent. He came closest to despair during the vacuum between the flight of the guards and the arrival of the Red Army. This period, in which the prisoners were effectively left to their own devices, was characterised by a complete breakdown of all authority, however unjust, as well as the system of supply. I was reminded of these passages when reading Keith Lowe's Savage Continent: an excellent account of the two years or so between the end of hostilities in Europe with the defeat of Hitler, and the establishment of the Cold War order.
Whether you're walking on water, sailing through ice or riding into the sunset, the fairy-tale charms of this former Soviet republic always shine through