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Wednesday 29 June 2011
Despite Glastonbury's moves ever further mainstream, London's mud-free alternative remains distinctive. Who could imagine Somerset hosting a tent-full of fans crooning "Lifted" by Nineties soul-poppers Lighthouse Family?
Sunday 19 June 2011
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Thousands of provocatively-dressed women are expected to march through London next month when the growing "SlutWalk" phenomenon reaches these shores.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
A body was discovered in one of Britain's most visited lakes today.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
In the cold, windswept tunnels beneath the royal parks they stand, in single file with mop and bucket, their heads bent, faces set in stony disconsolation. They are a 21st-century chain gang reluctantly returning the lustre to the shabbier corners of the royal wedding route. Over their blue boiler suits are DayGlo orange jackets with the words "Community Payback" emblazoned on the back, neatly offsetting their bright yellow marigolds.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Tuesday 28 December 2010
"We said we wouldn't look back" goes the wistful refrain but, like Lot's wife, we always do, and we don't even turn into a pillar of salt. Just jelly. The last West End revival of this delightful 1954 revue-cum-musical was a bit of a trial. Everyone tried too hard. But the little opera company Tête-à-Tête really does it delightfully well. "Oh, look at me, I'm dancing," cry the helpless Hyde Park habitués as they are spun into limb-wrangling postures of marionettish animation – brilliant choreography by Quinny Sacks – at the touch of an outdoor magic piano.
Friday 10 December 2010
The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour could be questioned by police after he admitted swinging from a Union Flag on the Cenotaph during the student protests.
Sunday 28 November 2010
The Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is to pay a record rent for the final retail unit at One Hyde Park, the luxury Knightsbridge development managed by the Candy brothers in London.
Friday 26 November 2010
Albert "Little Smokey" Smothers, who died on 20 November aged 71, was a veteran Chicago blues guitarist and singer, a versatile sideman and influential teacher of younger bluesmen.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
In a move likely to be greeted with the dusting off of drainpipe trousers nationwide, Pulp have announced they are the latest Britpop band to reform.
Monday 08 November 2010
Britpop band Pulp are reuniting to perform on stage together for the first time in almost 15 years, the former chart stars announced today.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
David McKittrick's obituary of Sid Rawle (1 November) omits a mention of Rawle's appearance in Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's film Winstanley (1976), writes John Smurthwaite. The film concerns the proto-communist experiment of the Diggers in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Rawle and his friends were brought in to play the anarchic gang of Ranters who erupt into the Diggers' commune.
Monday 11 October 2010
With its broad canopy and majestic height, the London plane tree is as intrinsic a part of the capital's Royal Parks as the deck chairs on the lawns of St James's and the rowing boats on the Serpentine. But now the ubiquity of Plantanus hispanica is under threat from a fast-growing fungal menace previously unknown in Britain.
Monday 13 September 2010
Thousands of tickets for open-air masses during Pope Benedict's visit to Britain this week are yet to be taken up just four days before he is due to arrive.
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