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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Tuesday 02 October 2012
A boat packed with revellers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest accident to strike the Chinese territory in years.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Here's a Spider-Man reboot with a difference. Over the course of a hypnotic hour, Scottish Writer of the Year Alan Bissett weaves together a series of compelling, odd little monologues, performed in character as various species of spider.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
The eponymous volcano rumbles ominously in the distance and the skies darken. It’s the Pathetic Fallacy in full throttle as extramarital desire correspondingly seethes and churns amongst the cocktail-swiggers gathered on the verandah of Adela, a widowed forty-something plantation owner.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Does Redwing have what it takes to be the restaurant Lympstone needs?
Monday 13 August 2012
A diver who surfaced unconscious from the water in Devon has died.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Protesters and terror attacks among the potential threats
Saturday 28 July 2012
Ben Ainslie has asked the race organising committee to make some changes ahead of Sunday's sailing race.
Saturday 28 July 2012
The search for a man missing after he dived into the sea to rescue a young child and a teenager has been called off.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Richard Hughes is closing the gap on Ryan Moore at the top of the jockeys' table so quickly that some bookmakers now make him odds-on for that elusive first title. And, of course, he reliably makes hay at Goodwood. Unfortunately, however, one of his sharpest scythes will not make the big meeting next week.
Sunday 22 July 2012
A lifeboat rescued 11 divers from the sea after their boat capsized off the east coast of England.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Michael Winterbottom tackles Thomas Hardy for a third time (after Jude and The Claim, his take on The Mayor of Casterbridge) with this suitably grim version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, set in modern-day India.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
With its tale of love, duty, destiny, and the rise and fall of empires, Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’ was well-selected as Covent Garden’s contribution to Olympic year.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Trying to film a hidden camera show in this "summer" is starting to get me down.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Tony Blair has been invited to draw up proposals on how to regulate the press in future. In an unusual end to more than four hours of testimony, Lord Justice Leveson asked the former Prime Minister to join a select group of witnesses who will help guide his thinking in writing his final report.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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