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Wednesday 02 October 2013
James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, who died on 16 July at the age of around 90, was a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 and his fifth wife had left him. "He was known as one of the last really authentic Mississippi blues men," said Roger Stolle, the blues expert and a long-standing friend of Ford's. "He has a story and could back it up."
Wednesday 04 September 2013
A group of hunters have smashed the Mississippi state record for the largest alligator ever caught.
Friday 23 August 2013
JJ Cale's back-porch rocker may have stilled, but there's some solace in Hoodoo, which may be Tony Joe White's best album. It's a record full of laidback, shuffling blues and murmured intimacies, with the enigmatic "Holed Up" hitting a Cale-like hypnotic groove."
Sunday 28 July 2013
Out of America: The Trayvon Martin story is horrifying. But the fate of a witness to an earlier outrage helps put it in the proper context
Saturday 29 June 2013
Empty legs: Virgin Atlantic’s domestic airline, Little Red, is filling seats from Heathrow to Scotland with a short-term seat sale. Just in time for the Fringe, there are returns to Edinburgh for £97 – the lowest BA fare is £111. To Aberdeen, Virgin’s fare is £99 (£150 on BA). Book by 9 July for travel between 15 July and 1 September (virgin-atlantic.com).
Sunday 09 June 2013
David “Deacon” Jones, who died on 3 June after a short illness at the age of 74, was a Hall of Fame American footballer. A defensive end, he was credited with terming the word “sack” for how he knocked down opposing quarterbacks.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Two threatening letters sent to New York City's mayor and his group that advocates for gun control contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police have said.
Friday 24 May 2013
Lack of a death certificate or burial site and sparse obituary information has led to talk in hip-hop circles that rapper Tim Dog, who owes thousands of dollars to women he was convicted of swindling, faked his own death.
Everett Dutschke arrested in case of ricin letters sent to President Barack Obama after Elvis impersonator released
Sunday 28 April 2013
Suspect, who ran for the Mississippi legislature in 2007, will appear in court on Monday
Friday 26 April 2013
Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, who died on 10 April aged 76, was a Chicago bluesman known for his guitar playing and his mellow singing voice.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Newest suspect, who ran for the Mississippi legislature in 2007, says Kevin Curtis is 'disturbed'
Tuesday 02 April 2013
The AP photographer managed to take just one picture of James Meredith. It won him a Pulitzer
Monday 01 April 2013
For Hilary Shelton, President of the Washington bureau of the NAACP, it was the speech that Martin Luther King didn’t give that gets to the heart of the fight for equal rights in America.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
"Thank you for sticking with me all these years," the 35-year-old bluesman acknowledges to his loyal fans before the encore. Occasionally, however, it was a bit of a struggle "sticking" with this two-hour encounter.
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Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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