Official figures show Britain now has more than 3m ‘boomerangers’, and it’s getting worse
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Thursday 08 October 2009
Iswear there is no ear so acute in the world of broadcasting than that of the Radio 4 listener. It can tell at a hundred paces the difference between Charlotte Green and Corrie Corfield. It winces when a new continuity announcer mispronounces Shula, because he is plainly not a follower of The Archers. It mourns when the magisterial Peter Jefferson is sacked from the Shipping Forecast after issuing an expletive because who cares about a curse, when a secular prayer is at stake? The most recent issue to anguish listeners is an alleged lightening in the tone of the current affairs programmes, Today and PM. Some have detected an increase in whimsy from Eddie Mair, and an outbreak of giggling by Sarah Montague. Does this betray a hidden agenda to make the network more "relevant"? Has the hated cult of youth returned?
Wednesday 07 October 2009
The extra-marital activities of Piers Merchant were not, in my opinion, the sum of the man, as your obituary (3 October) implied, writes Marilyn Duncombe. Mr Merchant was, in a short time, an exceptional local MP, and, I say this, as someone who has never voted Conservative. One of the first things he did when he was elected, was to send all the teenagers approaching the age of 18 a questionnaire, aiming to find out their views on various subjects. As a parent of two adolescents I found this impressive.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
One half of Britain's longest married couple has died, a nursing home confirmed today.
Friday 28 August 2009
Slipping between the pages of an Ian Rankin novel is like pulling on a comfortable old jacket. But rather than the crumpled cigarette packet or empty quarter of single malt one might expect to find in the pockets, in The Complaints it's more likely to be a can of Irn Bru and a salad roll. This is the first novel to feature Malcolm Fox, a very different kind of policeman to Rankin's famously hard-living and much-loved John Rebus.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
A terminally ill patient could have died from an alleged overdose given by an out-of-hours GP, a disciplinary hearing was told today.
Monday 17 August 2009
Ronnie Biggs will be moved from his hospital bed to a nursing home today, a spokesman said.
Thursday 06 August 2009
The Great Train Robber was today granted "compassionate release" from his prison sentence, the Justice Secretary announced.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
An investigation was under way today after a retired soldier alleged to have assaulted a care home worker was banned from seeing his elderly wife.
Friday 24 July 2009
Tracer bullets from a Foreign Legion exercise ignited a huge scrub fire which spread to the outskirts of the city of Marseilles yesterday, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of others.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Hundreds of police, soldiers and rescue workers searched today for nine people missing after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in southern Japan. Eight people, including elderly residents of a nursing home, have been killed.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in southern Japan, leaving at least six people dead and 10 others missing, including elderly residents at a nursing home, officials said today.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Hildy has a lot on her plate: mum's an alcoholic, dad's in a nursing home, son's a drug addict, and husband's an adulterer. On top of that, she wants to clean up greed and is remodelling her heyday in the "women against pit closures" campaign in order to mobilise women against bankers.
Thursday 16 July 2009
If nothing else, the Peter Hall Company summer season in Bath is refocusing the repertoire in regional theatre like no other current enterprise. And in offering first Rattigan and now David Storey and Bernard Shaw, it's certainly covering the waterfront.
Monday 01 June 2009
The last surviving passenger on the Titanic has died at the age of 97. At just nine weeks old, Milvina Dean was the youngest passenger on board the liner when it sank in 1912.
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