The parade of musicians onto the Barbican stage has Norma Waterson at its centre, and there's a chair centre-stage for her, set between daughter Eliza and niece Marry, and spread either side stand musical friends and family – Martin Carthy, Olly Knight and Neill MacColl on guitars, multi-instrumentalist Kate St John, brilliant husky-voiced young singer John Smith duetting with an assured Kami Thompson, and committed turns from Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker, stick-thin enough to really do "The Scarecrow", one of many strange and wonderful works to trip from the mind of Lal Waterson.
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Sunday 13 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
Almost 200 prisoners including murderers and sex offenders have been freed early by mistake over the past five years, according to official Government figures.
Sunday 22 November 2009
Wednesday 18 November 2009
A prisoner who was charged with murder and released from custody "in error" has handed himself in, police said.
Thursday 17 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
Outlook: It's that dreaded "double dip" again, except that, according to Mervyn King, we are not going to experience one – probably. The Governor of the Bank of England says Britain's economic recovery will be weak and fragile but it will be sustained. It is hard to see anything as good news when a jobless total of 2.43 million is announced, but the fact is that this was a shade better than expected.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Tuesday 14 July 2009
The collapse of Woolworths and the impact of the recession on foreign travel contributed to a £32 million drop in profits for the BBC's commercial arm today.
Thursday 09 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
They are both Oxford University educated journalists who are recognised among the country's most prominent and highly paid newscasters.
Thursday 04 June 2009
Thursday 23 April 2009
Budget Outlook In terms of its economics, this was undoubtedly one of the most unconvincing and wrong- headed Budgets of the modern era. Once everyone sees through this lack of economic credibility, it may not look politically that clever either, despite the usual bewildering array of classically Brownite "populist" measures.
Friday 03 April 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
The House of Commons was suspended briefly today, and Prime Minister's Questions cancelled, as a "mark of respect" following the death of Tory leader David Cameron's disabled son Ivan.
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