How one travel-writer's innovative journey round the Welsh coast led to a starring role for her four-legged companion
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Sunday 22 March 2009
Friday 06 March 2009
"We are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance," claim the enigmatic Fol Chen, likening themselves to the mysterious black monolith on the cover of Zep's Presence – a complete red herring as regards the group's musical approach, which favours synths and strings rather than rock and riffs.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Liberty International shrugged off fresh losses in the commercial property sector last night, rising to the top of the blue-chip index amid a spot of bid chatter and talk that, instead of launching a rights issue, the group might bolster its finances by placing shares with certain large shareholders.
Friday 13 February 2009
On 2006's Ringleader of the Tormentors, the confirmed celibate Morrissey seemed smitten with a rare giddy thrill of romance, offering a peek into the soul behind the carapace of sarcasm and irony.
Monday 09 February 2009
Many people survived Australia's deadliest bushfires at the weekend because they did what others would have thought insane: standing their ground and not fleeing.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
We've watched the games and deliberated, cogitated and argued long into the night. It's a nigh on impossible task and we certainly don't expect you to agree with us, but here it is: our countdown of the best 50 players on the planet.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Two big cats were caught on camera by rangers who were filming a deer survey, the Forestry Commission revealed today.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Paul O'Grady has recovered after being attacked by a 2ft adder, his spokeswoman said today.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Civil service numbers will be cut and surplus official buildings sold off as the Government trims £35bn from its own bills.
Saturday 22 November 2008
The Westonbirt Arboretum, in Gloucestershire, is a wonderful place to look at dogs. On a trail there last week was the most elegant Gordon setter I have seen for a long time, his black and tan coat gleaming against the last brilliant yellow leaves of a shagbark hickory. From the understorey of box bushes burst wild braces of springer spaniels, flushing out the pheasant that existed only in their overheated minds. Staffordshire bulls with chests as big as Sly Stallone's rolled their way down the wide rides, between tall stands of Bishop's pine.
Friday 24 October 2008
Friday 26 September 2008
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Rebel Labour MPs who want to oust Gordon Brown are secretly discussing plans for at least one minister to speak out against the leadership before the party's conference in Manchester. He or she would then have to resign, undermining the Prime Minister's attempt to stabilise his position.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Contraceptive vaccines may be used to control the number of wild boar in the English countryside. The animals, which until recently had been extinct in Britain for at least 400 years, have been steadily rising in number in three main locations after a series of escapes from farms, and there is increasing concern that they may damage crops, spread disease and attack other animals – or even people. A big male can weight 400lb and has razor-sharp tusks.
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