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Wednesday 28 July 2010
Rock festivals get everywhere these days. It seems every local authority with a small patch of grass wants to be in on the action, to earn kudos from having one or two mid-table bands play their back yard.
Prom 7, Royal Albert Hall, London<br/>Prom 4, Royal Albert Hall, London<br/>The Elixir of Love, Blackheath Halls, London
Sunday 25 July 2010
Saturday 26 June 2010
This fine summer's evening we are travelling downriver to Greenwich, to partake of a whitebait dinner and a glass of Hospital Porter. How delightfully mid-19th century. In Dickens' time, Greenwich was famous for its whitebait – the small fry of various fish which bred abundantly in this polluted stretch of the Thames – and visitors would journey from far and wide for an infanticidal fry-up. The fish may come from Billingsgate Market these days, but the traditional Greenwich whitebait dinner is enjoying a revival, thanks to an appealing new venture from local brewers Meantime.
Friday 04 June 2010
SDG's series deriving from John Gardiner's epic 2000 pilgrimage around European churches performing Bach cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists reaches Genoa and Greenwich on this latest CD set.
Friday 21 May 2010
This droll and wise comedian's testament almost ends with a joke-free bout of acute necrotising pancreatisis (like "a mad rodent inside me").
Saturday 01 May 2010
A minor British institution that would rather be a major English institution, by the looks of it. Obviously they want an English parliament, and they want everyone to speak English, which is either a racist attitude or plain common sense, depending on what you can make of their motives.
Tuesday 13 April 2010
A leading judge accused social workers of appearing 'arrogant and enthusiastic removers of children' for the way they went about permanently removing children from their mothers.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
A young father was stabbed to death as he waited for his partner at the end of a night out, the Old Bailey heard today.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Plans to use Greenwich Park as an equestrian venue for the London 2012 Olympics were approved by local councillors at a planning meeting yesterday.
Friday 26 February 2010
Growing up in Sixties suburban London was rather like lying in tepid bathwater for several years. Into this sleepy complacency fell Nineteen Eighty-Four, a book that entrapped me for life. I was on the cusp of adolescence, reading voraciously, gradually testing the limits of my smug world, and bought it in the Popular Book Centre Greenwich, a seedy secondhand shop with a nice line in top-shelf smut. As we were still 15 years away from the novel's date, I naively assumed it would provide futuristic rocket adventures.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Monday 14 December 2009
David Beckham's football academy will continue to reach children across the UK despite the closure of its London venue, the managers insisted today, after pleas by parents to keep the site open.
Sunday 08 November 2009
Detectives investigating the murder of two men found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in a south London flat have made three more arrests, Scotland Yard said.
Sunday 25 October 2009
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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