Nikhil Kumar reports from New York as President Obama flies in to survey storm-ravaged East Coast
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Monday 27 February 2012
Tonight; a low-ceilinged, Lilliputian basement in a pub off Hackney Road. Tomorrow night; a high-ceilinged, velvet-clad hyper-venue in Mornington Crescent with a capacity nearing 2,500.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Playing on the third night of this year's Meltdown, curated by Ray Davies, the alternative rock trio from Hoboken, New Jersey, more than match the high standards set on the two previous evenings by cult acts The Legendary Pink Dots, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and The Fugs.
Friday 06 May 2011
On 6 May 1937, the Hindenburg airship, one of the largest flying machines ever created, suddenly caught fire as it was coming in to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Saturday 19 March 2011
A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a house.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Saturday 05 September 2009
Monday 10 August 2009
While families and friends mourn the loss of loved ones in a mid-air collision over the Hudson River, divers today return to the murky waters to resume their search for bodies and wreckage.
Sunday 09 August 2009
Nine people died when a sightseeing helicopter and a small aeroplane collided over New York's Hudson River yesterday, killing all on board.
Saturday 08 August 2009
A small plane carrying three people collided with a tour helicopter carrying about a half-dozen people over the Hudson River today, sending debris into the river and onto the New Jersey waterfront. New York City fire department officials on the scene said it appeared there were fatalities.
Friday 24 July 2009
Agents from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies arrested more than 40 elected officials and Jewish community leaders in New Jersey and Brooklyn yesterday as part of a corruption investigation involving money laundering, bribes and human organs.
Sunday 12 July 2009
Saturday 21 March 2009
Monday 16 February 2009
Five years short of his century, Budd Schulberg, the writer of On the Waterfront, took to the stage at the end of Steven Berkoff's sculptured, slow-motion homage and said that he'd never see a better version as long as he'd live. And he'd seen his own theatre script done in New Jersey, Chicago and on and off Broadway.
Sunday 08 February 2009
Tonight, the British film industry will pay its respects to Kate Winslet for immersing herself so deeply in her parts that finishing her roles was, according to the actress, like "escaping from a serious car accident". If she should hyperventilate a bit, it is only an excess of empathy for her character.
Saturday 07 February 2009
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death