Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester
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Thursday 14 June 2012
Ministers have been urged to investigate claims that an undercover police officer who had infiltrated a group of animal rights extremists planted a fire bomb in a department store.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Youngster to face Quins in final that can provide timely distraction from Premiership politics
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Six teenagers accused of setting a fire that closed the M1 motorway did not start the blaze, a jury has ruled.
Monday 12 March 2012
Four innocent friends held at gunpoint in a bungled police swoop have won payouts from Scotland Yard.
Thursday 12 January 2012
Jermyn Street Theatre, which has just deservedly won The Stage's Fringe Theatre of the Year Award, kicked off 2011 with Less Than Kind, a fascinating, hitherto unperformed draft of an early play by Terence Rattigan.
Saturday 31 December 2011
Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers
Thursday 01 December 2011
More than 100 firefighters from three counties tackled a large blaze on an industrial estate early today.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
No fuss, no frills. Such is the approach of Gillian Welch and her long-term partner, David Rawlings, who arrive carrying their instruments on to an empty stage. Many players of their stature might employ the services of choirs, orchestras and dancers, but not these two. Sometimes two guitars and a banjo is all you need.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Two hardy sub-genres of cricket literature are the adventures (usually disastrous) of a bunch of mixed-ability misfits who form a team to play friendly – and not so friendly – matches, and one-man odysseys around the country to take the temperature of the game in its myriad forms and locations.
Sunday 26 June 2011
The good news is that Welch has given up playing the drums.
Friday 24 June 2011
On this, Gillian Welch's fifth album, the familiar blending of traditional sounds and moods with modern sensibilities is effortlessly sustained through songs like the mordant "The Way It Goes" ("Betsy Johnson bought the farm, stuck a needle in her arm, that's the way that it goes").
Tuesday 07 June 2011
On the publicity trail for their new film The Beaver (as in the semi-aquatic rodent), Jodie Foster continues her spirited defence of co-star and chum Mel Gibson against those unfortunate accusations of racism, anti-semitism and domestic abuse. "I just adored him from the second I met him," she gushes admirably to the Radio Times. "He reads books about crazy historical events and retains every detail [The crucifixion, for example?]... I can talk to him on the phone for, like, three and a half hours..." Yes, I hear he can go on a bit when you get him on the blower.
Friday 03 June 2011
Tories won this week's only council by-election, defending a safe seat in north London's Harrow Borough.
Monday 23 May 2011
Parents with a joint income above £26,000 will be barred from sending their children to a state sixth-form college planned for the East End of London. The college will be one of the Government's flagship "free" schools, offering places to bright inner-city children to help them to get into elite universities.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with the blaze that closed the M1 in both directions for six days.
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Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven