Sadly no reports of a Routemaster singing Wonderwall
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Saturday 29 December 2012
The Holy Grail of audiophile pop: The Beatles' entire output re-pressed on 180g vinyl, 16 records accompanied by a lavishly bound hardback book, all packaged in the sturdiest of boxes.
Sunday 23 December 2012
For the Higgs boson believers, and me, Celtic just got lucky against Barcelona
Monday 10 December 2012
Rome's Lost Empire, Sun, BBC1 // Westminster Abbey, Fri, BBC2
Friday 07 December 2012
Every show has a back-story, but this is more convoluted than most. With its Gothic effects – including a saucy ballet for ghostly nuns - and with its massive orchestral, vocal, and choreographic forces, Meyerbeer’s ‘Robert le diable’ quickly became the most popular opera in Europe after its 1831 premiere, yet this is its first London production since 1890.
Bizarre 'stunt' leaves magician badly burnt after Dominican Republic TV host doused him with flammable cologne and set fire to him
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Wayne Houchin, 29, was appearing on a show called Closer To The Stars when the guest host, Franklin Barazarte, abruptly doused the magician's head with 'Agua de Florida,' a flammable cologne used in religious rituals
Sunday 25 November 2012
In its first half, Steven Soderbergh’s comedy drama about a troupe of male strippers is a laidback lark, with a disarmingly dopey leading man (Channing Tatum), and, of course, some crackingly athletic disrobing.
Saturday 24 November 2012
Matthew McConaughey, after his louche turn in Killer Joe, once again excels as an ageing, preening stripper in Steven Soderbergh's lightweight drama.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Aardman's cartoon about Father Christmas and his two sons is bright, colourful fun.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Kazakhstan's president exhibits all the democratic credibility of a Wright Stuff phone vote in
Thursday 01 November 2012
It’s tricky for female MPs to break into ‘Old Etonian clique’, Whitehall figure says
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Four centuries after the infamous witch trials of 1612, artist Joe Hesketh is a modern day Halloween witch from Pendle. Matilda Battersby meets her
Friday 26 October 2012
Outlook: The double-dip is over, so the number-crunchers tell us. Over in Dagenham – a part of the world perhaps not regularly frequented by David Cameron unless there's a photo-op involved – there weren't too many champagne corks popping yesterday. The good folks of Dagenham have the sense to prefer Babycham anyway.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Some readers can look back with nostalgia to the days when a quaint sight was the annual visit of a small circus to the village green. It would materialise overnight, give a couple of performances ad then steal off in the night, leaving only a circle of sawdust traces and happy memories for children.
The Weekend's Viewing: Arena: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited, Sat, BBC2
The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, Sat, BBC2
Monday 08 October 2012
When the British public sat down to watch the latest Beatles film on Boxing Day in 1967, they might have expected similar fare to A Hard Day's Night and Help!, released a few years earlier, or maybe even something a bit more festive.
Thursday 04 October 2012
The rain-laden skies outside were as grey as an autumn afternoon in Scotland, but under the cover of the retractable roof here in the Ariake Colosseum yesterday Andy Murray's tennis shone like a summer's day by the Mediterranean. The 25-year-old Scot needed just 57 minutes to beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2 to earn a place against Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'