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Sunday 13 September 2009
An eight-year-old girl was found hanged in her bedroom, police said today.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Scotland's other national drink takes pride of place in the only place in the world where Coca-Cola isn't Number One. So is Irn-Bru the real thing? Well, despite the name it is neither brewed nor does it have much to do with iron, regardless of the famous advertising line that it is "Made in Scotland from girders".
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Almost 200 bus drivers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay and working conditions threatening disruption to services, it was announced today.
Friday 14 August 2009
Charlie Poole was a roguish, semi-literate banjo-playing minstrel of the 1920s prohibition era, a rapscallion entertainer whose intemperate worldview is succinctly summarised in Loudon Wainwright's title-track to this 2-CD tribute to his enduring influence.
Thursday 09 July 2009
A science teacher has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three pupils were assaulted during a lesson, one of them a 14-year-old boy who was left in a critical condition with serious head injuries.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Britain is enjoying its sunniest and warmest weekend of the year. And not before time. In three weeks' time, the nights start drawing in again.
Sunday 17 May 2009
An odd bunch of radioheads of all shapes and sizes made their way to the Sony Radio Academy Awards at London's swanky Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday night. Normally imagined with headphones strapped on, safely tucked away in a recording studio – their curious lumps and bumps happily hidden – tonight the DJs were out in full force, casually flouting the black-tie dress code.
Saturday 16 May 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
Much as we love our darling offspring, Jane and I value the occasional weekend away without them, a treat we manage to organise once or twice a year. Our most recent escape, if that's not too dramatic a word, was to Bath, which took us only an hour and 40 minutes or so in the getaway car, if that's not pitching it too strong.
Moments that made 2008: Rebecca Adlington's second Olympic gold destroys oldest world record in book
Monday 29 December 2008
Saturday 13 December 2008
As the CO19 firearms officers C2 and C12 left the blood-spattered carriage of the Northern line Tube train shortly after 10am on 22 July 2005, their initial feelings were of relief. Minutes earlier they had, for the first time in their lengthy careers, opened fire on a suspect and in doing so stopped a suicide bomber killing everyone on board the train; or so they thought.
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Government delays EU immigration report because it is too positive
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent