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Saturday 02 October 2010
As members of the Ryder Cup team and the drenched spectators not watching golf at Celtic Manor will testify, the weather this weekend has taken a turn for the worse.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Mexico looked beyond its drug war to throw a 200th birthday bash celebrating a proud history, whimsical culture and resilience, embodied in the traditional independence cry: "Viva Mexico!"
Sunday 12 September 2010
Adam Helfant, the executive chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals, has kept a low profile since stepping into the job last year and built a reputation as a cool and calm administrator. However, the American could set off some fireworks when the ATP, who run the men's tour, decides later this year whether to make changes to the tournament schedule.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Shooting stars are set to provide a dazzling display of celestial fireworks tonight. Experts said the annual Perseid meteor shower would be one of the most spectacular in recent years.
Monday 26 July 2010
In 1974, Frank Drake, director of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, had completed the task of resurfacing the world's biggest radio telescope. This enormous dish, 300 metres across, was now the most powerful on Earth. How to celebrate its switch-on?
Saturday 26 June 2010
Despite the stellar cast list – Ronaldo, Luis Fabiano, Maicon, Simao – the much-anticipated Group G meeting of Brazil and Portugal in Durban yesterday was something of an anticlimax, finishing as it did in a goalless draw.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Although the Aldeburgh Festival has an obviously intelligent artistic director in Pierre-Laurent Aimard, it was three days before a cogently planned event took place in the riverside hall at Snape. Despite the inclusion of several interesting items in preceding concerts, there was a glaring lack of focus. It wasn't until the appearance of the legendary Leon Fleisher, and his wife Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, with a fascinating and well thought-through recital for two and four hands at one piano, that the festival achieved lift-off.
Friday 28 May 2010
Three teenagers who killed a woman by pushing a firework through her letterbox following a string of bullying attacks on her son were jailed today.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Thai officials today revealed a large cache of weapons confiscated from the stronghold of protesters cleared from the heart of Bangkok in a military operation that ended a two-month standoff that left at least 85 dead.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A teenage gang killed a mother in a prank by pushing a lit firework through her letterbox after a string of bullying attacks on her son, a court heard today.
Friday 07 May 2010
As a clapped out-regime falls apart, "a young, charismatic man is called to power". But what happens when "the fireworks fade and the euphoria cools"? Jenny Uglow, the learned, stylish doyenne of biographers, turns her hand to Charles II and the decade after his 1660 Restoration.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Here in Britain, we often talk about the "aggressive" and "confrontational" atmosphere of the House of Commons during Prime Ministers' Questions. But the reality is that the gravest injury one of our politicians is likely to suffer is a psychological wounding from a rhetorical barb, or perhaps a paper cut from a vigorously-waved order paper.
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Nézet-Séguin, Royal Festival Hall, London<br/>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Volkov, Royal Festival Hall, London
Sunday 18 April 2010
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit