Man, 78, on rape and assault charges
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Saturday 25 October 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
Matthew didn't come down to Dorset with Louis and me the weekend of the big pole-dancing scandal. He stayed in London owing to a psychosomatic reaction to having had his car broken into. Generally he takes a laissez-faire attitude to the monthly assaults on his vehicle, seeing them as legitimate attempts at wealth redistribution. So long as the thief causes no damage, it's not a problem. But this time a wing mirror was smashed, presumably in frustration at the lack of satnavs or iPods in the glove compartment. Worse, a mat was urinated upon. Matthew's distress at this lack of etiquette had what he described as "a grievous impact on my immune system", hence the fever and thumping eyes that kept him in London.
Saturday 27 September 2008
The once high-flying shares of Nighthawk Energy, the US-focused oil and gas explorer and producer, have failed to respond to what can only be described as encouraging developments in some of the more remote corners of America.
Cyclotherapy: 'This year's Tour of Britain will finish in the 2008 European, City of Culture, Liverpool'
Thursday 11 September 2008
The Tour of Britain came back to central London last weekend, and was once again given the profile and resources that a race of this calibre deserves. Last year had proved nothing short of an embarrassment for the organisers, whose first mistake was to shun the beauty and grandeur of central London for a rather grotty park in south-east London. Last year's opening stage, in Crystal Palace, had more of a feel of a school sports day than a professional cycling event – with no timing clocks on display, no big screens on which to follow the race and, perhaps unsurprisingly, hardly any spectators.
Monday 16 June 2008
Jerry Wallace's warm and engaging vocal style gained him the sobriquet "Mr Smooth". He modelled himself on his hero, Nat King Cole, and his delivery proved ideal for the trend in the late 1960s and early 1970s towards country-pop; in 1972, he was nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association.
Friday 13 June 2008
Rising flood waters forced the evacuation of a hospital today as the American Midwest continued to suffer the effects of heavy storms.
Friday 13 June 2008
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Jurors assembled in a California courtroom yesterday at the start of a trial that may look like a frivolous cat-fight in America's toy chest, pitting the long-legged Barbie doll against her pouty-lipped upstart rivals, the Bratz. But it is not just a contest about which girl is sexier. It's about multi-millions in market share.
Saturday 17 May 2008
A Missouri woman accused of pretending to be a smitten teenage boy on MySpace and driving a 13-year-old girl to suicide with cruel messages faces federal charges that could lead to 20 years in jail.
Friday 16 May 2008
A dramatic advance in the treatment of psoriasis, the debilitating skin condition which affects more than one million people in the UK, was announced by scientists yesterday.
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Friday 08 February 2008
A gunman with a grudge against civic leaders stormed a city council meeting early today, killing two police officers and three others before being shot dead.
Monday 04 February 2008
Hillary Clinton dashed to Missouri yesterday to appeal for support from Mid-western voters being wooed with equal ferocity by Barack Obama, her remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Thursday 23 November 2006
In Germany Bremen is known for its premium brands - Becks beer, Mercedes cars - but the would-be gold marque of European football, and the favourites to win the Champions' League, had a little of their gloss rubbed off last night.
Friday 09 June 2006
A new all-frills airline aimed at transatlantic business travellers has claimed it broke even last month by selling six out of every 10 of its oversized seats.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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