First he was shot, stuffed and introduced to Queen Victoria. Now Britain's most celebrated walrus is leaving his home on a fake iceberg in south-east London for his first glimpse of the sea for more than a century.
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Saturday 22 August 2009
A German swimmer aborted an attempt today to reclaim the world record for the fastest swim across the English Channel.
Saturday 15 August 2009
Saturday 01 August 2009
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Tuesday 23 June 2009
A man accused of murdering a teenager in 1991 has convictions for the murder of another young woman and sex attacks on two schoolgirls, a court heard today.
Saturday 09 May 2009
Common law holidays, such as Christmas Day, have been celebrated for centuries, but it was not until 1871 that the British bank holiday was formally codified in law. This was principally the work of Sir John Lubbock, a politician who had a romantic belief in the rights of Englishmen to play village cricket on their statutory days off.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Sunday 25 January 2009
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Convicted sex killer Peter Tobin was jailed for a minimum of 30 years today for the "barbaric" murder of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton.
Thursday 20 November 2008
Monday 28 April 2008
Despite Lucian Freud's reputation as Britain's most celebrated portrait painter, the reclusive artist prefers to keep himself to himself. Still, diners at The Wolseley restaurant were surprised to see Freud eating alone at the chic Piccadilly eatery last week.
Monday 25 February 2008
An Oscar winner for his ravishing photography of Sidney Pollack's film Out of Africa (1985), David Watkin was one of the finest and most innovative of British cinematographers, his work ranging from the unconventional pyrotechnics of Richard Lester's offbeat comedies to the magisterial sweep of Hugh Hudson's Chariots of Fire (1981) and the surreal flavour of life on an army camp in Mike Nichols's Catch-22 (1970).
Saturday 19 January 2008
Bob Geldof has vented his anger at politicians and lamented the West's policies towards Africa. But the latest target for the outspoken anti-poverty campaigner is not a national leader or a failed state. It's much closer to home than that. He thinks Margate is ugly.
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