Being beautiful, successful and rich doesn’t protect you from pain, but when endured in the spotlight, the results can be devastating
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Tuesday 14 January 2014
A resurgence in knitting by the cool kids has led to the launch of two independent labels that are both cosy and chic.
Castres 22 Leinster 29 match report: Leinster overcome formidable home record to record Heineken Cup victory
Sunday 12 January 2014
Leinster retain control of Pool One
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, edited by Ann Hood - book review: Emotional and beautifully crafted stories of stitching
Thursday 19 December 2013
When Ann Hood learnt to knit, she wasn't jumping on the cool "Stitch 'n Bitch" bandwagon – it was a desperate attempt to assuage her grief in the aftermath of the sudden and unexpected death of her five-year-old daughter. No longer able to read or write, she instead found solace in the act of knitting and the communities offered by knitting groups – an experience she then turned into her bestselling novel, The Knitting Circle (soon to be an HBO movie). Knitting Yarns – a collection of original essays (and one poem, Elinor Lipman's "I Bought This Pattern Book Last Spring") about what knitting has meant to the writers, whether they are able practitioners of the craft or not – is thus an apt editorial project for an author who found her way back to the written word through "the magical powers of yarn and needles".
'The reaction to my vaginal knitting shows society is still telling a woman what to do with her body'
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Performance artist Casey Jenkins defends her piece 'Casting Off My Womb' against online criticism
Llanelli Scarlets 13 Clermont Auvergne 31 match report: Lightning strike as Nalaga storms Scarlets’ citadel
Sunday 15 December 2013
Clermont remain on course for a home quarter-final with another two tries from Nalaga leading the way
Saturday 14 December 2013
Reality television star cited irreconcilable differences in court documents
Thursday 12 December 2013
To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh
Fleeced by wool: Sheep farmers face Victorian levels of poverty, despite keeping the nation warm and fed
Sunday 08 December 2013
Wool is on a roll. Demand from Chinese consumers for British wool is sending prices skywards, and the sweater business is warming up for a further festive boost this week, when the public is invited to sport its finest Christmas jumpers for charity.
Saturday 07 December 2013
Wilkinson let 11 points slip away through missed kicks but valiant Chiefs are seen off thanks to late drop goal
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Time-traveller Sandbrook's history lesson needed more dissenting voices
Monday 04 November 2013
The title might lead you to expect that the main focus of David Pinner's bilious 1973 comedy would be on the “Big Four” – Truman, Stalin, Churchill and Atlee – and their meeting in Occupied Germany in July 1945. But these statesmen play second fiddle, so to speak, to the internationally renowned British string quartet (very loosely based on the Griller, their real-life equivalent), who have been hired to provide the entertainment. While the world is being carved up at the Conference offstage, the play is bound in an antechamber where the highly strung musicians kill time between performances by tearing one another apart.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
At Katy B's first headline show in London for "like a year or something", the singer excitedly announced that her second album will be called Little Red, before singing a tempting selection of the new album's tracks.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Newcastle 16 Gloucester 22
Saturday 28 September 2013
Leeds’ proud, tenacious run as the rulers of Super League is over, after their patched-up and battle-weary side was outlasted by Wigan.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Johnny Marr had the audience spinning, and your reviewer wiping a tear from her eye
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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