For six years the former Iranian ambassador battled accusations he was an arms dealer. Now, he tells Paul Peachey that the political brinkmanship by the UK and the US over his extradition cost him his health
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Civil servants are being given time off during their working day - to join in a tug-of-war contest, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh<br/>The Return of Ulysses, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh<br/>Concerto Caledonia, The Hub, Edinburgh<br/> Christoph Prégardien/ Andreas Staier, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh<br/>Bach Collegium Japan, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
Sunday 30 August 2009
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
The clouds parted and the Lord came down among us.
Tuesday 07 July 2009
The radical Islamic preacher Abu Izzadeen has been recalled to jail after breaking the terms of his release, prison sources said today.
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Today's surprise defeat of the Government over a clause in the Parliamentary Standards Bill could be only the first sign of trouble. This law has been drafted in haste, and it shows. The issue over which such Unusual Suspects as John Reid and Margaret Beckett rebelled is not the only problem with the Bill.
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Gordon Brown's authority as Prime Minister was dealt a severe blow today, as Communities Secretary Hazel Blears quit the Cabinet on the eve of crucial European and local elections.
Friday 24 April 2009
In what must be one of the most amusing stunts ever to have crossed Pandora's desk, Jacqueline Gold – the beguiling chief executive of the lingerie retailer Ann Summers – has purchased the Google- sponsored link for the term "Gordon Brown".
Monday 02 February 2009
Monday 26 January 2009
Complaining to a cartoonist about the way you are portrayed is a very silly thing to do, because whatever you moan about is guaranteed to happen more often as a consequence.
Thursday 22 January 2009
A teenager was arrested by police investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl in changing rooms, a force spokeswoman said today.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A 12-year-old girl was raped in a leisure centre changing rooms by a boy believed to be aged 15, police said.
Friday 05 December 2008
Police mole hunts have begun into other Whitehall leaks in addition to the Damian Green investigation, the Home Office disclosed yesterday as in-fighting intensified between Scotland Yard and the Commons authorities over the raid on the Tory MP's office.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
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Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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