So near and yet so far, Britain’s Olympic sailing supremo Sir Ben Ainslie, four golds and a silver, had to give best to the first Italian winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup, winner of the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour grand prix, Francesco Bruni.
King Edward VII
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
While more illustrious rivals like Chelsea ponder leaving their traditional home to cure the unimaginable ill of only having a 42,000-seater stadium, one altogether more modest football club faces the prospect of being turfed out of the ground it has occupied for around nine decades because today marks the twenty first anniversary of the death of the Norwegian King.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Sunday 24 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
When bookmakers made him favourite for the Ladbrokes St Leger, connections of Nathaniel were adamant that their colt had still bigger fish to fry. Sure enough, yesterday they revealed that they are giving earnest consideration to paying £75,000 to supplement him for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Monday 28 February 2011
Sunday 20 February 2011
The Ven Ronald Scruby: Archdeacon who overcame injuries sustained after D-Day to serve Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Archdeacon for eight years of Portsmouth and for 12 before that of the Isle of Wight, Ronald Scruby was one of the most loved and respected clergy in the Anglican diocese of Portsmouth. The loss of a leg in the Second World War barely inhibited him; he was a man of persistent courage and quiet holiness.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Friday 17 December 2010
What happens when a dynamic and bored Italian aristocrat meets the most famous painter of their time? Marella Caracciolo Chia, the author and an Italian aristocrat herself, has found the letters exchanged between the Roman princess Vittoria Colonna and the leading Futurist painter Umberto Boccioni during their short but extremely intense and romantic affair, and has written this biographical study based on them.
Monday 11 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Appropriately for the check-on-check pattern known as Prince of Wales check, there are two misconceptions to unpick before we can focus on this timeless design.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Sir Frank Kermode: Academic and pre-eminent literary critic who reached out to a non-specialist audience
Saturday 21 August 2010
Sir Frank Kermode was probably the most widely known academic critic and university teacher of English literature since FR Leavis.
Monday 07 June 2010
A stamp that became one of Britain's rarest when it was withdrawn within hours of being issued has sold for £400,000.
Friday 30 April 2010
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street