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 01 November 2010
A defendant undergoing sex change treatment appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of pushing a cross-dressing lawyer under a train.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
A woman was being questioned on suspicion of murder last night after a man wearing women's clothes was allegedly pushed to his death under a rush-hour Tube train.
Thursday 14 October 2010
CCTV images of the 7/7 bombers calmly planning and embarking on their suicide mission was played at the inquests into their victims' deaths yesterday.
Monday 19 July 2010
There are neither Hells Angels for security, nor ageing bespectacled New York Jewish documentarians squinting in the wings of the Lexington in King's Cross, which isn't to say that Black Mountain don't have retro appeal.
Thursday 03 June 2010
A senior RAF officer told an inquest yesterday how passengers caught up in the Potters Bar train crash "floated" as their carriage overturned.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond today held out little hope that rail commuters will escape big fare rises in the new year.
Sunday 05 July 2009
I am writing to express concern about the cover story in last Sunday's New Review ("The war zone"). It offers a stark portrayal of a local community that I simply do not recognise – despite the fact that I work here.
Sunday 14 December 2008
Weepy scenes at 'Prospect' on Thursday, when deputy editor Jonathan Ford unexpectedly stepped down. A Bullingdon contemporary of Cameron and Boris, Ford has departed to work for Reuters. "It's very sad for us," says a spokesman, "Reuters made him an offer he couldn't refuse. We have no idea who is going to replace him – the job is advertised."
Saturday 22 November 2008
As boutique-hotel interiors go, the Diamant isn't just sober, it's committed to its own 12-step programme. There isn't a single statement-making piece of furniture to be seen, notwithstanding some flirtatious low-level lighting fixtures in the hallways and a particularly shiny lobby. The exterior is equally sober; it could easily be mistaken for a corporation HQ.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Sunday 24 August 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Wednesday 30 January 2008
A serial bomb hoaxer who brought chaos to train commuters as part of a hate campaign against police, was jailed for two years and nine months today.
Sunday 03 December 2006
Saturday 27 May 2006
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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