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Monday 01 September 2008
In this moving and acutely personal documentary, the elegant French actress Sandrine Bonnaire delivers a deeply affecting portrayal of the way she and her younger sister, Sabine, have dealt with the latter's autism, a condition that remained shockingly undiagnosed for more than two decades.
Monday 25 August 2008
In 1951, when Margaret Douglas joined the BBC, it was still very much a man's world. Douglas, a policeman's daughter from Islington, started out at the most junior level, but by the time she retired, more than 40 years later, she had risen to Chief Assistant to the Director General, one of the most responsible jobs in the corporation.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Multidimensional will be confirmed at today's acceptance stage as a likely runner in next Tuesday's £550,00 Juddmonte International Stakes, the richest race ever staged at York. The five-year-old, trained by Henry Cecil, won the Lancaster Stakes on heavy ground at Haydock on Saturday – his first success since landing a conditions event at Newbury in September.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Ohhh, I see! It's the climax of an end-of-term communications strategy. All those things they've been doing recently (iPods for voting stands out) have been designed to show a government fizzing with ideas and purpose. They might have said. The crescendo of initiatives and projects and pilots and has come to a rousing climax with the PM coming back from Iraq to announce... hang on, what was it? "It is now right to complete the task we have set ourselves." That's new, is it? He also made a point of saying that Iraqis "must continue to make right long-term decisions". Jolly good, carry on.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Friday 13 June 2008
How good is Luiz Felipe Scolari's English? He speaks it so rarely that it is difficult to know but one thing is for sure: it is a lot better than the Brazilian has let on. In March 2006 he shared a stage with Sir Bobby Robson at the Institute of Directors' spring lunch in London. Scolari often supplemented his income from the Portuguese football federation with speaking engagements – as a World Cup-winner he was in demand.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Sydney Pollack, who has died aged 73, was an astonishingly versatile director. Look through his filmography and what leaps out is its diversity. Whether documentaries about architects (Sketches of Frank Gehry), old-fashioned Hollywood weepies (Out of Africa), political thrillers (Three Days of the Condor), gender-bending comedies (Tootsie), romance (Sabrina), gruelling Depression-era dramas (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?), or westerns (Jeremiah Johnson), Pollack had every base covered. He was also active as a producer and made many scene-stealing cameos as a character actor.
Friday 16 May 2008
A Lancaster bomber swooped over a Peak District reservoir today to mark the 65th anniversary of the Dambusters raid.
Sunday 11 May 2008
There were seven minutes of stoppage time here, but Wasps had to wait a further two and a half minutes to discover whether they had a home semi-final.
Wednesday 07 May 2008
Stuart Lancaster, who has been a fixture at Leeds for 16 years, is to join the Rugby Football Union as head of elite player development. Leeds, who were promoted to the Premiership last year but finished bottom of the table this season, are not at all impressed by the manner of Lancaster's departure.
Thursday 01 May 2008
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 61-year-old Plymouth man was blasted with a shotgun at his front door.
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Two teenage boys have been jailed for life for murdering a young woman in a park because she was dressed as a Goth.
Monday 21 April 2008
It was top versus bottom at Kingsholm and Leeds were put out of their misery. The excitement is starting to bubble, however, for Gloucester.
Monday 07 April 2008
Friday 28 March 2008
A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of murder for his part in gang attack that ended with a 20-year-old woman being kicked to death simply because she was a Goth.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
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