A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at Gillette Stadium in New England
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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.
Friday 08 July 2011
Dave Alvin's latest album may be his best yet, its tales of the flipside of the American Dream set to gritty blues riffs that speak of long months on the road.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Monday 23 May 2011
The Indiana governor Mitch Daniels said yesterday he has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination because of family considerations, further narrowing the pool of candidates.
Friday 25 March 2011
US police say a person has been shot at a middle school in central Indiana and the shooter is in custody.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
The showdown between Wisconsin's Republican governor and his Democratic and public employee opponents has grown only fiercer in a state budget battle that has turned into the biggest national controversy over unions and their rights since Ronald Reagan sacked striking federal air-traffic controllers in 1981.
Monday 13 December 2010
The US property tycoon stalking Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) yesterday offered to pay for the group's bitterly contested purchase of the Trafford Centre from rival mogul John Whittaker.
Friday 01 October 2010
After encountering the weird odds and ends in this book of scientific quirks – the "Halifax gibbet", invented for the dispatch of Yorkshire miscreants, was a predecessor of the guillotine; heroin, invented by the Bayer company, takes its name from heroisch because it made one user feel heroic; an Indiana mathematician persuaded his state to grant him a patent for pi at the incorrect value of 3.2 – the reader may recall a TV programme that specialises in unlikely revelations.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more