Few get closer to the Prime Minister than his barber, so no wonder Cameron's has been awarded with an MBE. And hair has always been big in politics, explains Andy McSmith
John F Kennedy
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Wednesday 12 August 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
The death of Henry Allingham yesterday at the age of 113 invites us to consider the meaning of a life lived well. It is not simply his longevity that demands respect.
Saturday 04 July 2009
Tuesday 26 May 2009
On Saturday evening my wife Jane and I went out for a pub meal and as usual I laboured under the delusion that she only had ears for me; in fact, while looking at me fixedly over her fishcake, she was eavesdropping on a conversation at the next table, where a woman was complaining quietly but vigorously to the landlady at what she considered to be inexcusably slow service. The landlady's response was that they had arrived 15 minutes late for their table, and were simply suffering the consequences. She was polite, but hardly apologetic, and the more indignant the woman became, the less apologetic she got.
Monday 20 April 2009
With the death of J G Ballard one of the most extraordinary lives in English letters departs the scene, and we are impoverished. Schooled by his own traumatic life, from his childhood in a Japanese prisoner of war camp to the death of his wife (which obliged him, with an almost heroic dedication, to write for a living as well as bring up his three children) he first wrote, with an eerie, disengaged style, science fiction stories which were both a part, and far apart, from the conventions of the genre.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
A legal battle over the ownership of the “sniper’s perch” – the window where Lee Harvey Oswald propped his mail-order telescopic rifle, before firing on President John F Kennedy – end up in a Dallas courtroom yesterday.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
35th president - 1961-1963
Friday 21 November 2008
Monday 04 August 2008
Play time is over for children, with up to half of youngsters banned from climbing trees, playing conkers or riding their bikes by over-protective parents who are terrified that they might get hurt.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
For many Americans, the assassination of John F Kennedy remains an unsolved crime, even though it is the most investigated murder in US history.
Monday 11 February 2008
Barack Obama has not even got to the Democratic convention but already some so-called political allies are predicting his death at the hands of enraged white supremacists.
Tuesday 08 January 2008
Sunday 25 September 2005
Saturday 17 September 2005
Tuesday 08 March 2005
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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