The actress Briony McRoberts spent two decades taking character roles on television before making her biggest impact as the super-bitch Sam Hagen in Take the High Road, the Scottish soap opera screened nationally by ITV.
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Monday 31 January 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Judging by the titles on their debut album – "Argyria", "Chorea" and "Eumenides" – Brighton trio Esben and the Witch are a band who paid attention in Classics.
Monday 17 January 2011
Flood water covers many of the fields around Derwentwater after the River Derwent burst its banks in Borrowdale, Cumbria, over the weekend.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
On 4 January 1967 Donald Campbell died when trying to break the 300 mile an hour speed barrier on water when his Bluebird vehicle crashed.
Friday 05 November 2010
The Jesus and Mary Chain-derived band name is an indication of the sound of Kudos, which features booming indie drones drenched in effects; but it's the infectious melodic sense of fellow New Zealanders The Chills that comes through most strongly on songs such as "Crazy Rulers of the World" and "See How the Sun", with their blend of primitive pop smarts, keening vocals and ringing drone guitars.
Friday 17 September 2010
London's Odeon Covent Garden may not be as idyllic as the lakeside setting of the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. But classical music lovers can catch the final concert in its summer festival with conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic broadcast in a handful of cinemas in the UK, on Saturday at 5.30pm.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Police arrested a 21-year-old man today after a car plunged 20ft down an embankment into a lake, killing two teenagers.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Thirteen-year-old Nico's idyllic family life by Mirror Lake is shattered one summer's day when her sister Margaret drowns. The family is thrown into freefall: Nico's mother becomes dependent on pills, her father seems to be having an affair with his bookshop assistant, and Margaret's boyfriend, Aaron, seems bent on making Nico take his dead girlfriend's place.
Thursday 15 July 2010
A schoolboy angler reeled in what is thought to be the biggest goldfish ever found in Britain.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
A teenage girl who was pulled from a lake at a water park in Wiltshire has died, police said.
Monday 12 July 2010
A teenage girl was fighting for her life today after being pulled from a lake at a water park.
Monday 12 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
A canoeist was feared drowned today after failing to resurface in the Lake District.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
The Lake District killings are reminiscent of previous massacres in Hungerford, Berkshire, and Dunblane, Scotland, which sent shockwaves through the local communities and the country as a whole.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
A pilot escaped serious injury today when his helicopter crashed into a loch while he was searching for his missing cabin cruiser.
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