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Thursday 21 August 2008
House of Fraser has delivered a healthy uplift in sales and profits, as the changes made by its new management team bear fruit despite tough trading conditions on the high street.
Saturday 17 May 2008
It is a confusing time of year. Steve Borthwick, the new England captain, played his final game for Bath at the Recreation Ground without realising it, while Lawrence Dallaglio, one of the half-dozen most celebrated players of the professional era, does not know for sure whether he will kiss goodbye to the game he loves at High Wycombe tomorrow or at Twickenham next weekend. Leicester, meanwhile, have flummoxed themselves by qualifying for a Premiership semi-final they publicly declared to be beyond them. Contrary to expectation, not least their own, they may yet retain their title.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Oliver Greenall is assured of the men's championship as he is 14 winners clear (37 to 23) of James Tudor, but the ladies' title is developing into a close scrap between former holders Polly Gundry and Rachael Green.
Monday 28 April 2008
You might be popping, flaring, waving or freezing. Or maybe you're locking or windmilling, head-spinning or top rocking. All the same, you'd be hip-hop dancing, or b-boying. It's more than a quarter of a century since hip-hop was spawned in New York and the rap music that is its signature in the 21st century is now a multi-million dollar industry, represented by rhyming global superstars who slurp Cristal and drip with jewellery.
Sunday 20 April 2008
Saturday 19 April 2008
Today's Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett has attracted a higher class field than last year and Irilut, last season's winner, will struggle against Gaelsbob, who is on a roll after completing a hat-trick last week, and Coolefind, who last Saturday made a pleasing comeback from a pulled muscle.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Monday 07 April 2008
Several members of a gang of British Islamic terrorists played tennis together as they finalised their plans to attack transatlantic aircraft, a court heard today.
Wednesday 26 March 2008
RGS High Wycombe were the winners of the 2008 Juniors’ tournament at Rosslyn Park.
Saturday 08 March 2008
Tomorrow's Blackmore and Sparkford Vale meeting at Charlton Horethorne
Saturday 08 March 2008
The less England said about Danny Cipriani yesterday – and they went out of their way to say as little as possible about the decision to drop the Wasps prodigy from the team for being spotted and snapped at a Mayfair nightspot in the small hours of Thursday morning – the more the incident dominated the build-up to this afternoon's Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield. The game is likely to be played in conditions that might have been designed to make life impossible for a full-back. Strange to relate, Cipriani may yet have cause to thank his lucky stars.
Tuesday 08 January 2008
House of Fraser delivered a set of sparkling Christmas figures yesterday and helped to spread some cheer in the beleaguered retail sector.
Saturday 30 September 2006
Matt Macklin was taken to hospital after suffering a knockout in his challenge for the British light-middleweight title last night at the George Carnall leisure centre in Manchester.
Friday 26 May 2006
Sir Bobby Robson approves of Steve McClaren's attempts to persuade the Football Association to appoint Terry Venables as an adviser to the England team.
Tuesday 12 July 2005
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales