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Saturday 26 June 2010
'Sea or sheep?" my wife wanted to know. "Sheep," I said. "No, sea. No, sheep." This proved her point. I was overworked and tired, I couldn't make a decision, I needed a weekend away looking at something that wasn't a manuscript or a computer. But what did I need to look at – sea or sheep? I was too tired to know.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A former national newspaper editor who withheld his BBC licence fee in protest at the Sachsgate lewd message scandal has been fined £262, it emerged today.
Friday 26 March 2010
Sunday 13 December 2009
Saturday 07 November 2009
As the victim of Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's offensive answerphone messages, Andrew Sachs received almost as much sympathy as his persecutors did vitriol. But the Fawlty Towers star is not as innocent as first thought, it has emerged.
Monday 17 August 2009
Wednesday 12 August 2009
There have been problems on the moors in advance of the Glorious Twelfth, today's opening of the grouse-shooting season. Successive damp summers have accelerated the spread of the heather beetle, which destroys the birds' habitat. There have been worries that the rare and beautiful bird of prey, the hen harrier, has been unsportingly killing grouse in spite of (illegal) persecution by gamekeepers. Police have warned that gangs have targeted licensed shotguns for theft.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Chancellor Alistair Darling's cat Sybil, the former chief mouser of Downing Street, has died after a short illness.
Saturday 18 July 2009
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Bonuses paid to top executives at the BBC have been suspended, the broadcaster said today, just before publishing its annual report, as it battles state plans to rein in its public funding.
Thursday 25 June 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Thursday 07 May 2009
This Sunday, the UKTV channel Gold will be screening a 30th-anniversary Fawlty Towers reunion documentary, featuring all of the main cast, including, uniquely for such an exercise, Connie Booth. Here lie revealed the inner workings of a show that exorcised John Cleese's comic demons while inspiring six hours of the tightest, most well-worked farce ever made for television. Brilliant but slightly exhausting – something that might also be said of Reggie Perrin – the disinterred and retooled David Nobbs sitcom whose origins are now also well over three decades old.
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Saturday 25 April 2009
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 2 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': TV reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 Alicia Keys leaks nude photo 'to create a kinder and more peaceful world'
- 5 Clothes store Joy angers mental health campaigners with Twitter exchange on bipolar disorders