Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Thursday 05 September 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from this week's Playlist.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Another alternative to A-levels, the Cambridge Pre-U, is emerging as a further distinction of difference
Thursday 22 August 2013
The entrepreneur decided against using an apostrophe for her new business logo
Thursday 08 August 2013
Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
Monday 05 August 2013
And teaching it shouldn't just be a Conservative project
Radio review: Radio 1 Stories, Girls on Film - The adult industry's OK, but not in front of the parents
Saturday 03 August 2013
Personally, I'd say that the biggest obstacle to my working in the adult entertainment industry would be telling my mum, "I'm, er, giving up journalism, to go into ...." No, I just couldn't do it.
Friday 02 August 2013
The rise of mobile phone and digital technology means traditional school lessons in the English language are effectively pointless, a leading academic has claimed.
On the agenda: Joyce Carol Oates; Calvin and Hobbes; Royal baby reporters; Benedict Cumberatch as Julian Assange
Sunday 28 July 2013
Middle-class problems: Apostrophes
Tuesday 16 July 2013
36-year-old Chris Sevier blames the company for his wife leaving him
Monday 08 July 2013
Monday 17 June 2013
June's quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes a raft of technology-inspired words
Sunday 16 June 2013
Various blockheads have detected some sort of right-wing conspiracy behind the publication of Gwynne's Grammar, a short introduction to the art of good writing which I have helped to publish. In fact, my plan was to continue the radical tradition of William Cobbett and George Orwell. Both encouraged the British to study our own language in order to sharpen our minds and detect humbug. In his introduction to his own very funny guide to grammar, published in 1817, the fantastically bloody-minded radical Cobbett wrote that he wanted to "lay the solid foundation of literary knowledge amongst the labouring classes of the community; to give practical effect to the natural genius found in the soldier, the sailor, the apprentice and the ploughboy".
Thursday 13 June 2013
Ten years ago, Lynne Truss published Eats, Shoots and Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. It was doctrinaire about commas, semi-colons, dashes and other diacritical marks, and it seemed to signal the end of the line for the Grocer’s Apostrophe – you know the kind of thing: “Apple’s and Pear’s 75p a pound!”, “King Edwards Potatoe’s £1.99 a kilo”.
Thursday 06 June 2013
The root of David Walliams’ ‘But I’m a Lady’ sketch has been revealed as the moment he stood on stage aged 11 dressed up as Queen and “made people laugh for the first time”.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
- 3 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says