It wasn’t quite “blink and you’ve missed it”, but Christopher Columbus’s 21-day spell as Spain’s largest football fan in history came to an abrupt end on Sunday morning, when a giant replica Barça shirt that had adorned a statue of Europe’s most famous explorer in downtown Barcelona for the past three weeks was removed.
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Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
Aidan Moffat is a name you might not expect to see featuring at the Edinburgh Art Festival. This year, however, the musician, formerly of Arab Strap, is one of several figures from outside the visual art world – including comedian Josie Long, poet Ross Sutherland and Shunt theatre makers Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari – who will be carrying out performances in the city's art galleries.
Friday 29 July 2011
Outlook Ashley Highfield's career took a turn for the disappointing after the end of Project Kangaroo, but he has bounced back.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
An inquiry has been launched after a confidential police file containing the personal details of a teenage rape victim was found in the street.
Thursday 16 June 2011
The Slutwalk business has had repercussions. Men and women have been squaring up to each other all over the place. At a literary salon on Saturday night, a young woman whom I'd never met before waved her cigarette at me and said: "Why do you wear all those rings? Are you gay or something?" to which I replied, "No, I just like personal adornment."
Monday 13 June 2011
Five months after US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords nearly died after being shot in the head by a gunman whose bullets killed six others, the first pictures of her released since the massacre show the smile of a woman recovering remarkably well.
Saturday 04 June 2011
US Outlook: It is indecent, the haste with which Groupon is coming to the public markets.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Families of some of the 12 victims of mass gunman Derrick Bird today joined an understated commemoration of the first anniversary of the shootings in Cumbria.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
Composed as musical accompani-ment for an experimental theatre production based on the works of Sam Shepard, Sounds of the Americans is an understandably patchy, heterogeneous work, with jazz-guitar instrumentals, New Orleans brass band arrangements and a jaunty country number expressing pride in the renovation of a classic American car.
Monday 16 May 2011
The man accused of stabbing and beheading a British pensioner in Tenerife has been remanded in custody, amid questions about the management of his mental illness.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Eyebrows were no doubt raised in Washington when a rising star in the Chinese political scene said recently that he wished "to revive the Chinese nation and resume the heyday of the Han and Tang dynasties". But Pentagon officials needn't worry just yet, for the political heavyweight in question is still in primary school.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Leeds defender George McCartney has been subjected to a withering attack by the club's chairman Ken Bates.
Sunday 01 May 2011
- 1 Bankers could face jail after report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Richard Nieuwenhuizen death: Six teenagers and 50-year-old father convicted of manslaughter in shocking case of referee killed over a game of football
- 4 Exclusive: Newcastle's star talent-spotter on brink as Joe Kinnear sparks walkout
- 5 Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats