Jonathan Meades has a talent for ordure. Where his first collection of stories, Filthy English, achieved the distinction of covering in aggressively vivid prose the disciplines of murder, addiction, incest and bestial pornography, Pompey exhibits an even greater concentration of his aptitude for squalor.
Gielgud Theatre, London
Crash in November 2011 involved 34 vehicles
Fireworks and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles outside the factory, which employs 300 people
King Philippe becomes the news monarch after his father announced plans to abdicate less than three weeks ago
So the major winner from Northern Ireland is sneakily placed behind the leaders to make a tilt at the Claret Jug. No, not that major winner. Or indeed the other one.
Marcel Kittel went on to win stage 10 of the Tour
The lights of Centre Court seemed a long way away for last year's Wimbledon giant-killer Lukas Rosol as he made a first-round exit today.
Cute and cool – but don't expect too much
Former Manchester City striker will miss crucial games against Napoli and leaders Juventus
Add magnesium to strontium, and prepare yourself for fireworks
Tourism bosses in Chelyabinsk hope to build a 'Meteor Disneyland' in the southern Russian city
Coach calls for patience as outside-half admits to feeling the pressure before Six Nations debut
Estimates in local media claim that up to five hundred people were in the club
Sixteen police officers were injured during sectarian riots between republicans and loyalists in east Belfast today.
Naval vessel impounded for two and half months returns to triumphant homecoming