If Morecambe and Wise had been blessed with Premier Rugby’s sledgehammer sense of timing, the celebrated Andre Previn sketch would have been about as side-splittingly funny as a David Cameron one-liner.
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Wednesday 29 May 2013
An earthquake on the North Wales shoreline has been felt over an area of 140km.
Thursday 21 February 2013
It is not hard to see why only five others should have had the temerity to line up against Sprinter Sacre in last year's race. Whether his stablemate Simonsig already deserves quite so much respect in the Racing Post Arkle Chase is another matter.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Rescue crews were searching a stretch of coastline today after a man was swept into the sea in gale-force winds.
Civilian drones will be 'common in a decade' but pilotless passenger planes are still a long way off
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Pilotless civilian aircraft could start to become a common sight in British skies within the next 10 years, it was claimed today.
Monday 29 October 2012
Though some European raiders will show the beginnings of a winter coat, the return of the Breeders' Cup to Santa Anita this time entails a still more abrupt change of climate for those arriving from the East Coast of the United States. For while one planeload of New York horses did manage to hasten west today, even as Hurricane Sandy closed in, another seems likely to be grounded today. With bridges in their home city likely to be closed by the Port Authority, several leading fancies in the care of the record-breaking trainer Todd Pletcher are unlikely to make their scheduled departure.
Staycation, staycation, staycation: Why Britain's holiday homes cast a dark cloud over our coastal resorts
Tuesday 23 October 2012
More than a million of us now own at least one extra house. But where are all these second properties – and what are they doing to the communities around them?
Monday 15 October 2012
They will head off this morning, Scotland making the shortest journey to Brussels, Wales the longest to Osijek in eastern Croatia and the Irelands contrasting ones: the Republic to Torshavn, the Faroese capital and one of Europe's loneliest footballing outposts, the North to Porto. They will travel light because the Celtic tiger has lost its bite.
Monday 15 October 2012
Scotland and Republic managers both look one more defeat away from the sack
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Ministers are investigating a proposal to outsource the production of wind power to Ireland.
Monday 23 April 2012
Sylvain Guintoli finished in first and second places in the two races of the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen yesterday.
Monday 16 April 2012
A week of Classic trials began at Longchamp yesterday with a first career defeat for Dabirsim, the outstanding French juvenile last season. Ridden for the first time by Christophe Soumillon, and also making his first start at a mile, the colt raced keenly in the early stages but took over smoothly in the straight with his rider apparently intent on coasting home.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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