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Saturday 09 April 2011
Peel Holdings, the property group behind the MediaCityUK, has made an £88m takeover approach for Pinewood Shepperton, where the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises are filmed.
Sunday 03 April 2011
"She comes alive when she's dying", sings Alison Mosshart on "Damned if You Do", a spirit of last-gasp jubilance that infects the latest from the fashion-pack rockers, who skimmed the zeitgeist sometime back in 2005.
Thursday 17 February 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
Jim Naughtie's Atonement moment concerning the Culture Minister has titillated the Twittersphere all week. I saw him that evening and commented that the slip-up would probably dog him for the next three months. "The rest of my life, more like," he replied gloomily.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics - saying they were just interested in "dead heroes".
Last Night's TV - The Day John Lennon Died, ITV1; Accused, BBC1; Coronation Street: the Historic First Episode, ITV1
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Sunday 05 December 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Dylan Jones: 'You may remember Harry Nilsson as the man who led John Lennon astray during a lost LA weekend'
Saturday 23 October 2010
For many, Harry Nilsson will always be known as the singer/songwriter whose two biggest hits were written by other people ("Without You" was penned by Badfinger's Pete Ham and Tom Evans, while Fred Neil wrote "Everybody's Talkin'"). Others may remember him as the man who led John Lennon astray during his protracted lost weekend in LA in the early Seventies – when Lennon hit the city like a truck crashing into a distillery.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
On The Agenda: Save the Postcard campaign; Chocolate Week; Couture in the 21st Century; John Lennon; National Poetry Day; Shoot Nations
Sunday 10 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
EMI, as part of their reissue programme of John Lennon's notoriously patchy solo oeuvre, have created this 4CD slipcase compilation that divides Lennon's material by the categories Roots (rock'n'roll influences), Woman (love songs), Working Class Hero (political songs) and Borrowed Time (something about "his eventual understanding of the fragility of all our lives").
Friday 08 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales