A sideways look at the world of music
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Saturday 17 March 2012
1. "Home-Thoughts, From Abroad", by Robert Browning.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Huge twister kills family but scoops up toddler and dumps her – alive – in a field near her home
Saturday 03 March 2012
Powerful storms stretching from the US Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north wrecked two small towns and killed at least 28 people as the system tore roofs off schools and homes and damaged a maximum-security prison. It was the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.
Sunday 19 February 2012
On The Road To 2012: Postcard from Daytona
Wednesday 15 February 2012
It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Saturday 11 February 2012
It's squeaky bum time for...
Queen's Park Rangers
Mark Hughes, entrusted with keeping QPR in the top flight, has thus far failed to spark the Rs into life, having won just two of his six games in charge.
Sunday 22 January 2012
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Sunday 08 January 2012
The man who turned mowing the grass into a multimillion-dollar enterprise has died at the age of 87.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Ruth Stone, who has died aged 96, was an award-winning poet whose life spanned the 20th and 21st centuries. During her lifetime she was compared by her contemporaries to Sappho, Dante, Christine de Pizan, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Kate Chopin and Anna Akhmatova. She bequeaths a literary legacy to be reckoned with for the remainder of this century.
Friday 18 November 2011
Monday 15 August 2011
An investigation has been launched into safety failures that may have led to the collapse in strong winds of a concert stage in Indianapolis that killed five people and left more than 40 injured, some of them seriously.
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