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Monday 01 November 2010
A long-standing friend and colleague of Tommy Sheridan knew the politician had visited a swingers' club two years before the publication of the allegations in the News of the World newspaper, a court heard today.
Sunday 17 October 2010
It is stomach-churning to have the millionaires who run the Government continually preach Joseph Goebbels-like on the "fairness" of what they are about to do to us: to us, not to themselves ("David Cameron: What you receive should depend on how you behave", 10 October).
Thursday 14 October 2010
Harry Potter author JK Rowling may have to defend herself at the High Court against an allegation of copying her ideas from an earlier obscure children's book writer.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Saturday 09 October 2010
Last week this column launched a campaign against the habit of making the same pronoun stand for two or more different people in the course of a single sentence. The campaign has got off to an excellent start.
'There is a light at the end of the tunnel': Why novelist Alan Garner's reality is tinged with mysticism
Sunday 26 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
A bitter row has engulfed a leading charity over plans to close its respite centres for people with multiple sclerosis. The dispute will culminate tomorrow in a vote of no confidence in the trustees of the MS Society after campaigners collected more than 30,000 signatures opposing the closure of the four centres which currently provide respite for nearly 1,400 people a year.
Neil Warnock: The madness of deadline day - juggling calls to Portsmouth and America as the clock ticks down
Saturday 11 September 2010
The transfer window shut nearly two weeks ago yet it took until Thursday for us to tie down our deals. It's been an absolute nightmare, worse than ever. In the end we have had to arrange a series of emergency loans to sign Tommy Smith, but at least we've got him, and Rob Hulse.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
At 45, J K Rowling is now the same age as her mother was when she succumbed to the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Anne Rowling's untimely death in 1990 – five years before her daughter first gave the world Harry Potter – has had a profound and lasting influence on the writer, who has been a vocal champion for sufferers of the degenerative disease ever since.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Harry Potter meets Clash of the Titans, as a schoolboy (Logan Lerman) discovers he's the super-powered son of Poseidon.
Sunday 09 May 2010
To celebrate 70 years of Puffin books the publisher has released a list of its 70 favourite children’s titles.
Friday 26 February 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
JK Rowling hit out at plagiarism claims against her Harry Potter series as "unfounded" and "absurd" today.
Sunday 20 September 2009
Friday 21 August 2009
His new novel is tipped to set new global sales records - but Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown's works are revealed today as the books most likely to be offloaded to second-hand shops.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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