The Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch has been rebuilt having been destroyed in the Bosnian War and Torvill and Dean will return to the scene of their greatest success
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Tuesday 22 February 2011
One of New Zealand's biggest cities lay in ruins today after a powerful earthquake toppled tall buildings and churches on a busy weekday, killing at least 65 people in the country's worst natural disaster in decades.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Tuesday 28 December 2010
After two reports of polar bears being washed up on the British coast this year, it was only a matter of time before the icebergs arrived.
Friday 17 December 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Less like jazz, more like a fractured and reconstituted art-pop, the Slow Motion Orchestra sound is song-form crushed by glaciers over millennia.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
A British tourist killed after a skydiving plane crashed in a ball of flames in New Zealand has been named.
Saturday 04 September 2010
A Briton was among nine people who died when a light aircraft belonging to a skydiving company crashed and burst into flames near a popular tourist spot in New Zealand's Southern Alps today.
Saturday 07 August 2010
An ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off from one of Greenland's two main glaciers, scientists said on Friday, in the biggest such event in the Arctic in nearly 50 years.
Sunday 02 May 2010
Gordon Brown's slur against an ordinary pensioner asking intelligent questions about pensions and immigration is a window into the contemptible mind of the real bigots in this affair, the sneering elitists of New Labour. This cabal of the politically correct takes the view that when working people question Labour's policy of uncontrolled immigration from Eastern Europe on the grounds of economic opportunity and housing availability, they are racists or fascists. In reality, it is Brown & Co who are playing the race card when the reasonable voter is asking a question about limited space and job opportunities on our island.
Sunday 25 April 2010
At an inn in the Austrian Alps Hilda Mack waits for her husband. 40 years ago he went climbing without, it seems, declaring that he might be some time.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Hundreds of people in Iceland have been evacuated from their homes amid fears of a second volcanic eruption, Civil Protection Agency officials said today.
Friday 09 April 2010
Amy Bloom's third book of stories (she has also written two the critically-acclaimed novels and a work of non-fiction exploring gender and sexuality) contains two sets of four linked tales and four that stand alone. It's a neatly-organised collection, the four, two, four, two pattern imposing order on the messy, uncontrollable subject matter. The two sequences, in particular, turn on acts of love that disrupt microcosmic social orders.
Monday 22 March 2010
A volcano erupted near a glacier in Iceland, shooting up ash and molten lava and forcing the evacuation of hundreds from nearby villages yesterday.
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