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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby, By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, trans. Keith Gessen and Anna Summers
Friday 04 February 2011
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, the grande dame of Russian letters, won the 2010 World Fantasy Award for this collection of short stories, subtitled "Scary Fairy Tales". While all the pieces, written over the last three decades, have some elements of mystery, their inherent realism is equally powerful. The strength of these dark modern fables is the author's ability to weave the extraordinary into the everyday without making the former an end in itself.
Thursday 03 February 2011
A former Labour MP accused of fiddling his parliamentary expenses asked a stationery company to confirm he had paid for orders when he never did so, a jury heard today.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
A former Labour MP accused of fiddling his parliamentary expenses used false invoices to claim for cleaning work that was not done, a court heard today.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
On the face of it, the sharp decline reported yesterday in the availability of heroin in the UK is a thoroughly positive development. If the street price rises proportionately, as crude market mechanics suggests that it should, then the number of people becoming addicted should fall and the number seeking help for an existing dependency should rise. Even at their most elementary, the figures compiled by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) testify to impressive progress in combating this scourge.
Monday 31 January 2011
It has been six months since devastating floods first hit Pakistan, killing nearly two thousand people, destroying some 10,000 schools, two million homes, and hundreds of bridges, roads, electricity pylons. More than two million hectares of crops were destroyed or damaged. In total some 14 million people were displaced, forced to abandon their homes.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Evidence is lacking to support widespread use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among the "worried well", a study has found.
Monday 17 January 2011
i cannot tell you how good it is to be back in the Yookay after my extended stay back home in the States. Don't get me wrong, I love America with all my heart but there's something about coming back here and being a big fish in a small pond that is right up my street. I find it strangely reassuring that you still refuse to address certain basic issues like prole obesity, the age-old dental thing, basic personal hygiene but... i have to admit, I've missed you.
Sunday 02 January 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
Twelve more people died from flu last week – all but one under 65, the public health watchdog said.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
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Sunday 05 December 2010
Sunday 05 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Many local authorities are boycotting a new national hygiene system for restaurants and cafés, claiming it is too expensive to run and not tough enough.
Professor John Waterlow: Physiologist celebrated for his achievements in the field of childhood malnutrition
Monday 29 November 2010
John Waterlow enjoyed international acclaim for his lifetime of work on the scientific basis and medical treatment of childhood malnutrition. He leaves a legacy of devotion to the betterment of humankind worldwide.
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