You might assume that the participants in the BBC4 documentary God's Cadets: Joining the Salvation Army would all be classic "lark" types, but there was a greater variety of personality than expected in this 90-minute film. It followed the pious, but not pompous "cadets" who had given up their lives to enter into two years of intensive officer training at the William Booth College in south London.
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Monday 16 December 2013
'Roar' had been left on a train during a family trip, luckily it was found by a passenger who appealed to find the owner on Twitter using a series of pictures of the teddy on a night out
David Cameron accused of leaving confidential ministerial red box - with key in lock - on a train wile visiting buffet car
Sunday 08 September 2013
A fellow passenger took a photo of the well-worn red box - with the key in the lock - while the PM was reportedly in the buffet car
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Big Brother favourite Sam Evans has been crowned the winner of the reality TV show.
Sunday 14 July 2013
"OH JESUS." Such is the two-word response fired back at me by a friend on receipt of my latest invitation to be a gastronomic guinea pig for this column. But then, to be fair to her, she was present at my inaugural Cooking the Books dinner, aka "The Gwyneth Paltricide"; this time, I assure her, I'm dealing with a far more benevolent recipe provider, namely Bruno Loubet.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
No-frills hotel group Premier Inn is to launch a new compact “city centre” spin-off chain, with bedrooms that have an area of just 11.4 square metres each.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Lisa Markwell finds a new vegetable nirvana behind an old transport hub.
Friday 28 June 2013
The internet giant Google has unveiled plans for its new £650m London headquarters, which could give it the room to more than double its 2,000 staff in the capital.
Dean Jones: Australia have bottled severity of David Warner's ban for attack on Joe Root because we don't have enough batsmen
Thursday 13 June 2013
Aussie Angle: I look at this team and I just don't know where the senior players are
Saturday 01 June 2013
Just the ticket for a London landmark
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Thousands of train passengers endured travel misery on a key London to Scotland route today with the severe disruption likely to last all day.
Monday 03 December 2012
Violence broke out between Brighton and Hove Albion supporters and Crystal Palace fans
Sunday 18 November 2012
Transport trade unionists marking the 25th anniversary of a devastating Tube station fire today demanded the scrapping of proposed staffing cuts.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Carmody Groarke's Filling Station and Frieze pavilions have confirmed its reputation as one of the country's leading architects, says Tim Walker.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Where have they all come from? All these hipsters, tiny of beard and large of spectacle? Is there a shuttle bus, bringing them over from east London? Why is that man wearing some kind of shortie pyjama suit? And shouldn't that girl try and cover up some of those tattoos with a pretty scarf?
Friday 11 May 2012
This week I've been eating...Yum buns
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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