Some villages cut off by floodwater by almost a month
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Friday 20 March 2009
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Sunday 21 December 2008
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a whole month whose daylight ended at roughly half past three. I looked out the window and watched it fall.
Sunday 14 December 2008
Something will be patched up to rescue the three giant US automobile companies – or perhaps one should say two and a half because poor Chrysler is a shadow of its past glory. You cannot rule out the US version of bankruptcy, Chapter 11, which is less onerous than our own. But even without that devastating step, the industry will not be the same again. What we are seeing is one more inevitable step along an unavoidable path. The industry will be smaller, maybe much smaller, even when this particular downturn ends and the long, slow slog upwards can begin.
Saturday 18 October 2008
Sunday 17 August 2008
The six-day war between Russia and Georgia may have seemed a scruffy, bloody, almost 19th-century nationalist conflict, but it saw the deployment of what will be a major weapon in the wars of the future: the internet. South Ossetia was, say experts in both technology and military studies, the world's first cyberwar.
Sunday 17 August 2008
Britain's rowing team picked up their Olympic record where they left off in Athens: a gold medal for the men's four. "We really paid for that with our souls," said Steve Williams, the sole survivor of the 2004 boat. "Athens was an epic journey, but I think we can possibly top that this year.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Five British scullers and a four launched themselves into the Olympic regatta with success at Sunyi rowing park yesterday.
Sunday 03 August 2008
Friday 18 July 2008
The retro pleasures of the Hampstead novel are revived in this highbrow love story that would do any beach bag proud. On a visit to Estonia, Jack Middleton, one of England's "most promising young composers", falls in love with waitress Kaja.
Monday 07 July 2008
The two crews visiting Henley on their way to the Beijing Olympics duly won their events yesterday. Elliot Hovey and Wesley Piermarina of California RC beat their compatriots Peter and Thomas Graves in the Double Sculls, and the South Africans Shaun Keeling and Ramon Di Clementé won the Goblets for pairs against the German lightweights Ole Rueckbrodt and Felix Otto.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Friday 04 July 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Britain is making "no assumptions" about the Lisbon Treaty coming into force on 1 January next year, the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said on the eve of the Irish referendum which could determine the EU charter's fate.
Sunday 11 May 2008
When I worked at The Daily Telegraph, our commercial fortunes were built on a fixed front-page advertisement for improving your memory. The firm that paid so highly for the slot knew that the elderly readership regarded memory as sacred, and its loss as a cruel separation from identity. What are we, if not a sum of our past? Yet for Jill Price, a 42-year-old school administrator and widow, memory is a sadistic jailer, imposing the past on the present, without sequence or respite.
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