Two out of three children admit to cheating in school sports because they feel under pressure to win, according to a survey to be released today.
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Friday 14 August 2009
Felix Quinn, the narrator of Howard Jacobson's tenth novel, is from a long line of Marylebone antiquarian booksellers. A seemingly contented man of the world, he harbours a secret perversion – he not only longs for his wife to find a lover, but arranges for it to happen.
Carola Long: The podiatrist managed to make some astute observations about the state of my mind from my feet
Saturday 08 August 2009
Passed/Failed: An education in the life of the entrepreneur and panellist on BBC2's 'Dragon's Den', Deborah Meaden
Thursday 30 July 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Sunday 19 April 2009
Monday 06 April 2009
Anti-G20 protesters 1, BNP Paribas 0
Clearly the compliance bods at the London offices of French bank BNP Paribas are more influential in these days of riots and anti-capitalism.
Sunday 08 March 2009
Sunday 09 November 2008
A menagerie of animal sculptures and a cartoon-like television housing a DJ booth are not what one might expect to find in a church, but set designer Shona Heath's transformation of Sir John Soanes's Holy Trinity in Marylebone on 3 November made for a suitably surreal setting for Vogue and fine-jeweller Van Cleef & Arples' "Fantastic Fashion Fantasy" party.
Thursday 06 November 2008
Phyllis Dimond was one of the artists who took part in Recording Britain, the scheme set up to record architecture in London and elsewhere during the Second World War. During her long life, she made a speciality of detailed watercolour paintings of buildings, most of them in London.
Saturday 04 October 2008
Q.I am going to get my new puppy soon and I am hoping that we can enjoy lots of fun activities together. But it's the first time I've owned a dog and I'd like to know where to find out about things for us to do. Where is the best place to start? Ruby, Marylebone, London
Saturday 13 September 2008
At what point did the prefix "designer" stop connoting desirability, and become shorthand for pretentious and ridiculous? Would you rush to eat somewhere that described itself as a "designer restaurant"? No – you'd rightly figure it to be an over-styled place serving silly food to would-be Wags. And as for "designer food", absurdly accessorised, mismatched and overpriced (just like designer fashion) – what could be less in tune with the mood of the times?
Saturday 09 August 2008
The Tasmanian Devil, the Antipodean carnivorous marsupial, has been classified recently as an endangered species, but over the years natives of that Australian island state have thrived in English cricket, to the extent that they are now earning themselves administrative and coaching roles. Is there perhaps a plot afoot for Tasmanians to take over English cricket?
Wednesday 16 July 2008
There will be an English Premier League Twenty20 competition starting in 2010.
Saturday 17 May 2008
There was a distinct absence of dancing in the streets when Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook were reinstated as England's opening batsmen. Good players, sound individual Test records but as a first-wicket partnership they had been notably inauspicious. On the list of English double acts they were mixing with Cannon and Ball not Morecambe and Wise.
Thursday 08 May 2008
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'