Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.
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Thursday 05 April 2012
The online retailing behemoth Amazon pressed ahead with expansion plans for its fledgling interactive television business yesterday in another boost for London's burgeoning "Tech City" technology hub.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Red Holloway, a tenor saxophone player who had a tone as big as the side of a house, made his name in jazz, but more quietly – or musically, more loudly – worked for John Mayall and a variety of rhythm'n'blues stars. "I enjoyed playing with Mayall," Holloway said. "He's a very good self-taught entertainer and I admire that. It takes an awful lot of nerve and perseverance to become successful like he did... We had a good working relationship."
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway admits talks to bring former England striker Robbie Fowler to Bloomfield Road have hit a stumbling block.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The Blackpool manager, Ian Holloway, has criticised the Football Association for letting his club's winger Matt Phillips choose to represent Scotland over England.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
The trial of the great playwright, jailed for defacing library books, is being re-examined. By James Kidd
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The UK's largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary art begins today in London.
Friday 13 January 2012
When is a door not a door? When it is a table (or perhaps a bed headboard). And when are buckets not for putting things in? When they're lampshades. And can a falling-apart suitcase be anything but useless? Yes – when it's a shelf, a drawer, a coffee table with storage. This is not quite "upcycling", a now-familiar term where, say, an unloved old piece of furniture is given new knobs, stencilled or re-upholstered back to life. Indeed, many talented designers are building entire careers out of doing just that, brilliantly, which perhaps illustrates just how craft-friendly you'd have to be to try it at home. Or how much you should expect to pay someone else to have done the hard craft for you.
Monday 09 January 2012
Fleetwood Town 1 Blackpool 5
Sunday 08 January 2012
Fleetwood Town 1 Blackpool 5: In-demand winger sinks Fleetwood – now Holloway must keep the vultures at bay
Thursday 05 January 2012
Modest to a fault, Steven Adams explains while tuning up that his band’s performances start awkwardly, only relaxing at the end, so everyone feels short changed.
Saturday 10 December 2011
A couple have been cleared of killing their four-month-old son who was suffering from rickets.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
My experience working for The Access Project, a charity that helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at university, has convinced me that when it comes to widening participation, the focal point should always be grades.
Thursday 10 November 2011
This is a column no columnist is supposed to write. The whole business of journalism is to put the reader first, not one's own interests. But these are desperate times, and in response to a critical situation I am going to flaunt that rule.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
Alongside two guitars and a piano, there is also a thick, heavy black folder on stage with Ryan Adams tonight. Flipping through its well-organised pages, it's possible to see the deliberations and doubts on the singer's face as he decides what to play next.
Sunday 06 November 2011
Strife in the Square Mile? 'Twas ever thus
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
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?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 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