This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.
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Wednesday 03 August 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
A goose-stepping 80-year-old woman who hurled anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic abuse at neighbours has been given an Asbo.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
It’s that time of year again – the holiday season – marred only by the fact that shopping for swimwear rears its ugly head once more.
Friday 10 June 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Blockbuster shows with international appeal have their detractors among critics, but more and more among paying visitors, too. Their complaint is that, having paid double-digit prices, they are herded through too fast and with so many others that they can't actually see the pictures. Gauguin, which closed yesterday at Tate Modern, attracted particular venom.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Sunday 19 December 2010
Saturday 18 December 2010
A disabled farmer arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting two burglars raiding a cannabis farm on his property that he did not know existed has been cleared after a three-month investigation.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Saturday 11 December 2010
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
Thomas Arne’s early musical works – including ‘The Sheep-Shearing’, ‘The Wild-Goose Chase’, and ‘The Temple of Dullness’ – would never have earned him fame.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Powerful consorts have often been trashed by prurient historians, and none more so than Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, wife of the sixth-century ruler, Justinian. Procopius's official work celebrated her piety and courage, but his scurrilous Secret History claimed to reveal her as a former prostitute of unsurpassed greed. A travesty, but Procopius had a novelist's flair for colourful detail: what reader could forget the circus performance with excited geese?
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