Lying low as the lane closure storm blows all about him hasn’t really been an option for New Jersey’s Chris Christie, least of all today. His diary said “State of the State”, the speech every Governor must give at the start of each year just as the President must give the State of the Union. There was no ducking it.
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Friday 21 December 2012
A gleaming minimalist super-yatch built for the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam amid what was said to be a dispute over an upaid bill to the designer Philippe Starck.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Heavy showers have continued overnight, bringing fear of continued flooding problems for parts of the UK.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Yesterday Google Maps returned to replace Apple’s maligned Maps. We challenged Oliver Smith and Will Coldwell to see which is better
Monday 10 December 2012
Habitable Exoplanets Catalog said it had far exceeded expectations in search for new Earth
Friday 07 December 2012
David McKittrick reports on a community that feels it is losing control and status
Thursday 06 December 2012
The movie giant Cineworld has swallowed up the arthouse group Picturehouse, making its co-founder Lyn Goleby a multimillionaire.
Friday 30 November 2012
The Chancellor George Osborne should think about cutting the top rate of income tax, Boris Johnson said today as he praised India for having a more attractive regime for entrepreneurs.
Monday 26 November 2012
The Sunday Times
Monday 19 November 2012
The recent cases of Abu Hamza and Abu Qatada have put the place of British Muslims in our society front and centre of public debate again. Indeed, we've covered it at length on independentvoices.com. Writing in the Sun today, Trevor Kavanagh, the Australian who for many years was Political Editor of the paper and a reliable indicator of the views of Rupert Murdoch, says that Britain's Muslims urgently need some better PR.
Saturday 10 November 2012
People power kicked the decision to drop windsurfers from the Olympic sailing line-up into the oblivion of history as rank and file national representatives voted against the council members of the International Sailing Federation at its annual general meeting in Dublin.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Extraordinary images of Hurricane Sandy are going great guns on social media - but some of the most famous are fake.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
During an interview for Swimming Times magazine in 2003, Willy van Rysel announced matter-of-factly: "I came to Britain in 1948 and was pursued by the paparazzi every day." The paparazzi? Sensing my scepticism, she produced the evidence – a sheaf of press pictures including one showing a gaggle of photographers snapping the would-be Channel swimmer as she left her hotel at Dover.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Young's rock'n'roll reminiscing is not so hard to swallow
Wednesday 17 October 2012
High tides and strong winds have brought flooding to towns in the south-west as more warnings are issued to coastal areas.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Police arrested seven crew members involved in a ferry collision in Hong Kong that left 38 people dead and has raised questions about safety on one of the world’s busiest harbours.
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