What do all these little know-it-alls know if they don't know how to have fun like other kids?
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Wednesday 19 October 2011
If you've ever been annoyed by television shows that ignore the parking problem, then relief is at hand. While most series simply pretend that traffic wardens don't exist and that an empty parking bay will always appear exactly where the hero needs it, Alphas, 5*'s enjoyably silly science-fiction drama, acknowledges that there can be drawbacks to car ownership. It doesn't get out of hand. They haven't yet fruitlessly looped round the block three times while the baddie saunters off down a pedestrianised street. But on two occasions in last night's pilot episode, forward momentum was briefly allowed to snag on the intractable rigidity of parking regulations. At one point, our heroes had to scrabble through their pockets for the right change for the meter and later one of them got the less than heroic assignment of sitting in the car to make sure it didn't get towed, while the others were employing their special powers to pursue a mind-controlling black-ops type.
Sunday 25 September 2011
Jamie Roberts has two sets of finals on his mind, and if he gets his wish the one back home will be delayed as long as possible by the other here at the World Cup. "I've got my finals to qualify from Cardiff Medical School in January 2013," said the Wales centre.
Monday 12 September 2011
Wales have made such an art form of narrow defeats to the southern hemisphere superpowers (and let's leave aside the many hammerings for the time being) that if it was possible to lose by a tenth of a point, you know they would've managed it yesterday.
Monday 05 September 2011
A Russian soldier who says he escaped after spending the past 11 years as a slave in the North Caucasus, could face charges of desertion from the Russian army in a case that has shocked the country.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Activists are on site, the UN is on side, and there's a protest planned for Saturday – these travellers won't go without a fight
Thursday 25 August 2011
Following a horrific injury run, the Leeds man is due some luck against Wigan this weekend
Wednesday 24 August 2011
He doesn't know why, but he wants be called Frank. A week after he apparently awoke on a beach in Kent with no idea who he is or how he got there, however, the true identity of this mysterious amnesiac is still bewildering police and the local community.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Cricketers, at least those with ambition, love to give the selectors a headache. Or so they say. What they really mean, of course, is that they would like to stake such a rock solid claim that no one with an ounce of common sense could possibly look in any other direction. Step forward Ian Bell
Sunday 14 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
The number of A* grades at A-level is set to rise when the results for more than 250,000 students are announced next Thursday.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
There is no pleasing some people. As most observers of his team began to assess yesterday where exactly England might occupy in the pantheon, Andy Flower, the coach, rained on the parade before it left home.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The departure of the Metropolitan Police's two most senior officers in as many days could not have come at a more critical time.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has acknowledged he will have a tough job giving all his strikers adequate time on the pitch this season.
Sunday 10 July 2011
I'm still scarred by the sitting-room I painted slightly the wrong orange a decade ago. Things went white for a long time – that was the noughties for you – but encouraged by good vibes from my Yves Klein-blue kitchen wall, I'm ready for more. To sidestep previous eye ache, I sought the expertise of prop stylist Will Taylor, who runs the brilliant brightbazaar.blogspot.com, devoted to all things, well, bright...
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