Sometimes it can be empowering to know you have nothing left to lose – that, at least, is the theory behind the birth of “my nemesis and my deliverer”, as Michael Pennington describes his alter ego in Becoming Johnny Vegas (HarperCollins, £20). In a thoroughly entertaining memoir, Pennington is also acute in his psychological evisceration of his own drunken shambles of an act.
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Friday 04 October 2013
The closure of a tax loophole has hit profits at online birthday and Christmas cards retailer Moonpig.
Friday 20 September 2013
Plan linked to potential legal action by staff and inmates over effects of passive smoking
Saturday 18 May 2013
'Miami Beach is gorgeous and the city has such a buzz'
Monday 08 April 2013
Le Tissier retired as a player in 2002 after 541 appearances for Southampton
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Briton saves three match points to advance to third round
Monday 14 January 2013
British number one beat Alexandra Cadantu 2-6 6-3 6-2
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Channel Island residents fear overcrowding as study shows significant growth is expected
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Monday 15 October 2012
Gutsy 20-year-old saves four match points to triumph at Japan Open and take place among the world's elite
Sunday 14 October 2012
Heather Watson became the first Briton to win a WTA Tour singles title in 24 years by winning a marathon match against Chang Kai-chen of Chinese Taipei in the final of the HP Open in Osaka.
Friday 12 October 2012
There were mixed fortunes for Britain's two quarter-finalists as Heather Watson was left to fly the flag in the HP Open in Osaka.
Monday 08 October 2012
The Royal Horticultural Society staged the annual Britain in Bloom awards at St Peter Port, in Guernsey, at the weekend.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Laura Robson and Heather Watson, the British No 1 and No 2, both won their opening qualifying matches in Beijing yesterday to move within one victory of places in the main draw for next week's China Open. Robson beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza (the world No 106) 6-3, 6-3, while Watson beat China's Ran Tian (world No 561) 7-5, 6-2.
Monday 27 August 2012
Heather Watson's US Open campaign came to an end on the first afternoon at Flushing Meadows as she was beaten 6-2 6-3 by ninth seed Li Na.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The latest efforts to kick-start a moribund mortgage market for first-time buyers are finally gaining momentum after a slow start, the boss of housebuilder Persimmon said yesterday.
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