Judging by the national mood, I would urge David Cameron to go to the polls now; the mood is good out there
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Monday 10 November 2008
Radio 1's Scott Mills show has been rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for broadcasting what appeared to be a swear word when children were listening.
Friday 31 October 2008
The marketing department at the Barbican has, it appears, become the victim of its own success. Its latest poster campaign on the London Underground has been such a hit with passing commuters that the striking black-and-white portraits of this season's performers have been going missing at a rapid rate.
Saturday 25 October 2008
Oh no. My local supermarket has got out the Christmas decorations. Yes, already – the full works. There's the gold tinsel and the tacky wall-hangings; the chocolate coins and the buckets of satsumas – even the odd snowy placard boasting festive discounts. In October! We haven't even had Halloween yet – surely the pumpkins and witches' hats should have gone by the time the reindeer arrive?
Friday 03 October 2008
Saturday 16 August 2008
Thursday 06 March 2008
Friday 22 February 2008
For his second album, Sam Duckworth - owner of perhaps the most cumbersome pseudonym in pop - opted to leave the solipsistic safety of his bedroom laptop and guitar and call in Nitin Sawhney as producer.
The result is an expansion, rather than extension, of the Get Cape formula: Sawhney brings musical confidence to the arrangements, but Duckworth's voice and his concerns - insecurity, courage, the dangers of fundamentalism and consumerism - are much the same. And, while his opinions are largely agreeable, there's little depth; Duckworth at times slips into facile petulance ("I'm counting down the days until the earth destroys itself/ Through ignorance and gluttony and wealth"), but is mostly just baffled.
Wednesday 05 October 2005
Wednesday 28 September 2005
Saturday 09 July 2005
Monday 23 May 2005
Thursday 17 March 2005
The warring shareholders in The Gadget Shop have been gagged from talking about the cause of the dispute that plunged the technology retailer into administration.
Monday 31 January 2005
Saturday 14 August 2004
Royal Mail clashed with consumer watchdogs yesterday after claiming that it needed to increase the cost of posting letters in order to offset a £247m loss on its domestic mail operations.
Thursday 29 July 2004
The holiday postcard that members of the Gigg family simply cannot send to each other this week is the one saying "Wish You Were Here". That's because they are already there - 109 of them.
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- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed