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Sunday 15 January 2012
After a 15-year hiatus, the "classic" line-up of Dayton, Ohio, lo-fi veterans reformed in 2010 for a year-long tour, culminating in this new album of 21 songs with titles such as "Doughnut For a Snowman".
Friday 13 January 2012
The nu-folk-rock boom has now, it seems, gone global, spreading beyond its Anglo-American bases to Australia, where Boy & Bear's Moonfire has been a runaway success.
Sunday 08 January 2012
For sale: Odd glimpses into marginal lives
Monday 02 January 2012
Number of incidents make police believe that a gang or copycat arsonists may be responsible
Thursday 15 December 2011
Nordine Amrani was due to see police about sex assault at time of gun and grenade attack
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Five years after riot grrrl mavens Sleater-Kinney announced news of their indefinite hiatus and two of the band's core members -larger-than-life guitarist turned writer Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss - are back with a new musical endeavour which threatens to blow all other previous projects clean out of the water.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Starbucks expects to create 5,000 jobs over the next five years, driven by a rapid expansion of its drive-through formats.
Thursday 24 November 2011
David Cameron was criticised yesterday for not disclosing that he had spent £137,500 on buying a plot of land next to his Oxfordshire home from a public relations boss.
Saturday 12 November 2011
If we hadn't pulled down the garage, I wouldn't have made the shrub border. This is the Law of Unintended Consequences. And it's how most of us go on in our gardens. Things get done in a piecemeal way. The garage was the first thing you saw when you turned into our yard and it blocked out the view beyond. From the beginning we planned to get rid of this breezeblock barrack, so the ground swept uninterrupted from the yard down to the valley below.
Friday 19 August 2011
Monday 15 August 2011
The high cost of servicing cars is helping suppliers to the independent trade, according to the latest results from Euro Car Parts, the UK's largest distributor of spares.
Sunday 14 August 2011
I recently moved from a rented office to one at home – and so daunting was the proliferation of stuff I had accumulated that I just bundled the lot, unfiltered, into the garage. I now flinch at the thought of it. Clutter already impinges on the harmonious interior of my dreams. But how does a hardcore hoarder start to sift?
Thursday 11 August 2011
At a mosque where the traumatised family of Abdul Mussavir and Shahzad Ali had gathered, people queued throughout the day to pay their respects to a household deprived of two sons. On the road in front of the red-brick building, Abdul Qadooth, the oldest brother, sobbed as friends embraced him.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Small independent garages looking to raise short-term finance in order to fund expansion are increasingly being turned away from the high-street banks.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Police have arrested 11 people after a raid on a suspected rip-off garage which allegedly held cars to ransom, with staff intimidating and even assaulting customers.
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