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Wednesday 09 September 2009
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Friday 19 June 2009
Thursday 04 June 2009
From the next generation of Brazilian boy wonders, to out-of-contract European stars, Glenn Moore looks past the usual suspects to scout players in Britain and abroad who could change the face of the Premier League
Thursday 19 March 2009
He was a man of no fixed abode; a pathological liar who shared a blood type with the killer. He was known to the police, having been a prolific burglar who was placed in a borstal aged 11. Sean Hodgson was one of the "usual suspects" certainly, but he was also innocent. And yesterday he was set free having spent the past 27 years languishing in prison for the rape and murder of a barmaid, Teresa de Simone, in 1979.
Sunday 07 September 2008
'21' is based on the true story of the MIT maths whiz kids who made a fortune by counting cards in Las Vegas in the 1990s.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Never mind Womad or the Radio 3 awards, the highlight of any self-respecting world music enthusiast's year should be Charlie Gillett's annual compilation. As ever the 34 tracks from 28 different countries make for a compelling and cohesive listen thanks to the DJ's ear for a strong melody, a compelling vocalist, and a rhythm track which is far removed from the staple kit-drum labourings of most Western pop music. Only a few of the usual suspects are present, such as Orchestra Baobab and Manu Chao, but fear not, this is all quality merchandise and you'll enjoy the journey.
Friday 20 June 2008
Friday 11 April 2008
Jim Sturgess plays a brilliant but impecunious maths student who's recruited by his professor (Kevin Spacey).
Tuesday 25 March 2008
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Thursday 14 February 2008
In Matthew Warchus's breakneck, intriguingly balanced revival of Speed-the-Plow, Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey converge on the Old Vic stage to flesh out two of the characters in David Mamet's triangular 1988 satire on clashing values in Tinseltown.
Wednesday 13 February 2008
Sunday 03 December 2006
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train