But current foreign leaders are less well represented at service
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Friday 15 August 2008
"Thanks to all the familiar faces," was how Sergeant singer Nick Mercer signed off from this show, "and a few new ones, as well." The quartet are from Glenrothes in Fife, less than an hour's drive north of Edinburgh, so this Edge festival gig fell somewhere between a big deal and a local show.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Wednesday 23 July 2008
A British Army finance sergeant made more than £200,000 in just 12 weeks by selling alcohol to thousands of soldiers in Iraq, a court was told yesterday.
Friday 04 July 2008
The word "fallout" is casual currency these days. It gets used to refer to the consequences of any action or situation, consequences that aren't necessarily serious, or even negative. Roy Williams may have been thinking of the word in that colloquial sense when he used Fallout as the title of his 2003 play about the aftermath of a stabbing, now brought to your television set as part of Channel 4's season on street crime. But if that was all the meaning he was interested in, he could just as well have called it "Aftermath" or "Consequences". I suspect that what he had in mind was the more precise original definition: the radioactive dust that descends after a nuclear explosion. A murder such as the one depicted here is a kind of Ground Zero; and afterwards the poison settles all around, contaminating the lives of everyone it touches.
Saturday 07 June 2008
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Monday 03 March 2008
Last Night's TV: Empty, BBC2<br/>That Mitchell and Webb Look, BBC2<br/>The Girls Who Were Found Alive Channel 4
Friday 29 February 2008
Monday 11 February 2008
A sniper in the US Army has been found guilty of killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian and planting evidence on his body. Jurors deliberated for three hours yesterday before finding Sgt Evan Vela guilty of murder without premeditation.
Friday 25 January 2008
Florent Emilio Siri's horrifically disturbing story concerns a platoon of French soldiers fighting National Liberation Front guerrillas over rugged Algerian terrain in 1959. A raw young lieutenant (Benoît Magimel) tries to impose his humanitarian principles on the conduct of the war, a modus operandi his battle-hardened sergeant (Albert Dupontel) knows will fail amid this savagery.
Thursday 15 June 2006
Monday 22 August 2005
Friday 11 March 2005
Another outing today for Inspector Keith Braid, the Sixty Second Sleuth, who takes only a minute to solve any crime.
Sunday 06 February 2005
Thursday 03 February 2005
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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