Some villages cut off by floodwater by almost a month
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Tuesday 08 January 2013
A benefits cheat who claimed he could barely walk has been jailed after he was caught working as a leisure centre fitness instructor.
Saturday 29 December 2012
The UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world with just two thirds of children living with both parents, according to research by a global development organisation.
A series of blunders: Social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in plastic bag on train
Monday 17 December 2012
A social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in a plastic bag on a train in one of a series of blunders that saw fines for data breaches at councils hit £1.9 million.
Last Night's Viewing: Timeshift: Wrestling's Golden Age - Grapples, Grunts and Grannies, BBC4
Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club, Channel 4
Friday 14 December 2012
"A seamless blend of sport and entertainment," was how the writer Simon Garfield described British professional wrestling, the subject of Wrestling's Golden Age – Grapples, Grunts and Grannies, a richly nostalgic Timeshift film about Saturday afternoon grappling. Which rather raised a question really. Quite a lot of people, after all, felt that those two fabrics couldn't easily be stitched together.
Friday 07 December 2012
A local authority has been fined £30,000 for health and safety failures linked to a warehouse blaze in which four firefighters died.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Imagine if you got on the bus, Tube, train or tram this morning without paying. Imagine if you could travel into town, day in and day out, without ever paying a penny. From next year, this is exactly what you'll be able to do if you live in the capital of Estonia. And you won't even get arrested.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
No further action will be taken against a disgraced peer following a second investigation into expenses fraud.
Sunday 28 October 2012
It can be quite a glum time of year in the garden– but it’s easy enough to turn it glam with a little Halloween hocus-pocus, says Emma Townshend.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Most of the sixth-formers at George Green school, a comprehensive on the Isle of Dogs, are not on tenterhooks like those in the rest of the country.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Andy Murray expects a tough test against home favourite Milos Raonic after cruising into the last 16 of the ATP Rogers Cup in Toronto last night.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
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.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Sunday 13 May 2012
Poland provides the best-value five-star hotel accommodation, according to a survey.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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