Aneliese Whittaker complained range stereotyped people who wear spectacles
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Sunday 03 May 2009
After a lifetime of perfect vision, my eyesight has gone slightly wonky. I cannot claim it is a major contributor to my poor golf but having to ask my regular playing partners where my ball has gone has exhausted their patience.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Saturday 07 March 2009
It makes a welcome change, after hearing for months about teenage binge drinkers, to be told about OAPs behaving in exactly the same way.
Monday 23 February 2009
They were the spectacles that the independence leader once claimed "gave me the vision to free India". But now the glasses once worn by Mahatma Gandhi are being auctioned, and one of his relatives is trying to save them for the people of India.
Thursday 19 February 2009
A paramedic who delayed an elderly patient's arrival at hospital by taking a detour to pick up her glasses has been suspended for a year, it was revealed today.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Friday 13 February 2009
The Royal Ballet's Sergei Polunin jumps up – and seems to soar further, hanging in the air. An "oooh" runs around the audience. High leaps are one of ballet's spectacles, particularly for male dancers. For women, pointework and flexibility get the headlines; for men, it's the jumps.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Boots Opticians is to merge with Dollond & Aitchison, the high street retail chain said today.
Thursday 18 December 2008
Andrew and Monica Nickell kept their composure today as they saw their daughter's killer finally brought to justice.
Friday 05 December 2008
Having orginally given this book the working title "Jews with Swords", Michael Chabon explains in an amusing Afterword why he wanted to write a novel which finally dispelled the image of the warrior Jew as "an unprepossessing little guy, with spectacles and a beard, brandishing a sabre". Set in the Caucasus mountains around 950AD, this swashbuckling fable tells the story of two adventurers: Amran, a giant Ethiopian, and Zelikman, a Jewish physician from Regensburg, who set themselves up as blades for hire. Their resulting adventures are dizzying, and Chabon's arcane language carefully calibrated – though even the most indulgent of readers might eventually tire of the verbal fisticuffs and self-concious display. The illustrations by Gary Gianni add to the book's old-world charm.
Monday 15 September 2008
Saturday 30 August 2008
Christine Ohuruogu is not the first athlete to return to these shores as an Olympic 400 metres champion. Back in 1924, after riding his chariot of fire to one-lap glory at the Stade Colombes in Paris, Eric Liddell was mobbed at Waverley Station and borne through the streets of Scotland's capital on the shoulders of his fellow students from Edinburgh University. He had been born in China and returned there to join his father as a Christian missionary. He died in a Japanese internment camp in Weifang in 1945.
Sunday 03 August 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Police were today cleared of liability for the death of a court witness who was murdered days before he was due to give evidence.
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