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Friday 18 February 2011
Thursday 17 February 2011
What would be a humiliation for many turned into a party for Belgium today as the country's citizens marked 249 days without a government, a figure that they are treating as a world record in political waffling.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Sunday 23 January 2011
Thursday 13 January 2011
Two suspected anti-Government protesters were charged today with trespassing at Buckingham Palace.
Monday 20 December 2010
The British a cappella ensemble Chapelle du Roi was set up by singer-conductor Alistair Dixon with two objectives: to bring Renaissance music to a wider audience, and also, as their brochure puts it, ‘to unearth music that has languished unseen and unheard’.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
An illuminated 14th-century manuscript containing what is believed to be the oldest surviving account of the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table was sold for £2.39m yesterday.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
An illuminated 14th century manuscript containing what is believed to be the oldest surviving account of the legends of King Arthur sold today for more than £2 million.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
The wearing of poppies, like the preparations for Christmas, seems to start a few days earlier every year. The artificial red flower was already adorning many a BBC presenter's lapel on Saturday, more than three weeks before Remembrance Sunday on 14 November. By then, almost no public figure will want to be seen without one.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Friday 30 July 2010
The Flemish musician and businessman Bobbejaan Schoepen was a Belgian national institution. He was first and foremost a multi-million selling musician who worked with musicians as diverse as Django Reinhardt, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Gilbert Bécaud, Heino, James Last, Slim Dusty, Roy Acuff and Red Foley.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Written for Rostropovich, Britten's Cello Symphony is a concerto in all but name.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
The Flemish separatist N-VA party claimed victory after yesterday's general election in Belgium, as projections showed them on course to gain the most seats in the lower house.
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