Barrister for the club warns of 'Pandora's box' being opened if case is not thrown out of court
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Friday 28 June 2013
Fifty years on from Liz Taylor's troubled turn as Cleopatra, Geoffrey Macnab reflects on the Egyptian queen's poisonous history with Hollywood film-makers
Sunday 23 June 2013
It is one of the mad ironies of rugby that a Lions Test of ebb and flow, bash and sashay, and 43 players whose every aching moment is dedicated to standing up for their mates should come down to one kick by one man. Kurtley Beale's final-minute penalty attempt to win the match for Australia transported him out of the ultimate team game into the loneliness of the long-distance goal-kicker. His miss and the manner of it, as his standing left leg slipped from under him and he fell flat on his back on the spiteful Suncorp Stadium turf, joined the horrible history of defeats settled in a single act.
Thursday 13 June 2013
Boris Johnson has confessed that he came close to committing a gross injustice that would have involved innocent creatures being blasted to death at gunpoint – and all over an anonymous cat. The Mayor of London was speaking at a debate hosted by the radio station LBC, for whom he will host a new phone-in starting on 2 July.
Badger cull: Companies and marksmen in shoot have their identities protected amid fear of reprisal from opponents
Thursday 30 May 2013
The farmers and marksmen involved in the badger culls are so fearful of reprisals from opponents of the trial that they are being protected by an iron cloak of anonymity, according to the director of the company running the programme in Gloucestershire.
Saturday 18 May 2013
What is believed to be a bomb found by police investigating the attempt to murder three officers in West Belfast has been taken away, police said.
Friday 05 April 2013
Alexander James specialises in submerging sculptural installations underwater and photographing them (without digital enhancement). He works with a South American butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) that falls into a coma when the temperature drops.
Friday 05 April 2013
Battlefront collapses after being pulled up during race over controversial big fences of Aintree course
Thursday 04 April 2013
A small, brown rodent that is a staple source of food for a range of iconic species – from the barn owl to the Arctic fox – has undergone a dramatic and perplexing change in the way it breeds, scientist have found.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Google has acknowledged that it violated people’s privacy by "snooping" on personal data via wi-fi during its Street View mapping project.
Why did the hedgehog NOT cross the road? Because it had adapted its behaviour in order to thrive in a threatening man-made environment
Sunday 10 March 2013
The animals that share our cities are finding ways to prosper from urban living that would leave their country cousins baffled
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Carl Woese was a biophysicist and microbiologist who uncovered the "third domain" of life, with the detection of archaea. In doing so he redrew the taxonomic tree and proved that all life on Earth is related.
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