There is a certain pleasure (however smug) in being ahead of the curve when spotting a particularly gifted writer, and a certain regret when the masses catch up with your discovery. The latter, of course, is the state desired by author and publisher, and Peter May has now made the transition from connoisseurs’ taste to popular bestseller.
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Monday 22 April 2013
Mo Farah will return to London next year to make his marathon debut proper but beyond that it is the extraordinary exploits of the flying Finn Lasse Viren, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history, that offer a clue to the possible long-term ambition of the Briton.
Want to join the 62-mile-high club? Not so quick, sex in outer space could be bad for your health, say scientists
Thursday 14 March 2013
With commercial space flights in the pipeline and financiers appealing for a couple to volunteer for a manned (and womanned) mission to Mars, it's only going to be a matter of time before humans will want to do what we do best up in space.
Canadian cannibal pornstar Luka Rocco Magnotta's hearing will be open to the public after judge rejects media ban
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Actor is accused of killing Chinese student, dismembering his body and posting a video of the crime on the internet
Thursday 21 February 2013
Lady Gaga has thanked her fans after undergoing an operation to correct her inflamed hip joint.
Monday 10 December 2012
Widespread use of antibiotics in hospitals triggered the emergence of two resistant strains of the Clostridium superbug which has killed thousands of people worldwide over the past two decades, a study has shown.
The Mary Celeste of space: Scientists discover first ever free-floating planet not trapped by gravity of a star
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A planet without a sun that wanders through space like a lost Mary Celeste has been discovered by astronomers who say it is the first confirmation of a free-floating planet that does not orbit a star.
Sunday 28 October 2012
'Hallelujah', let real-life Len bewitch you
Friday 05 October 2012
A shipment of maple syrup was given a police escort across Eastern Canada after being seized by detectives investigating the theft of about 10 per cent of Quebec's "strategic syrup reserve".
Monday 27 August 2012
The estranged boyfriend of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Toronto has been arrested and charged in connection with her murder, police said Monday.
Friday 03 August 2012
The total now stands at 16 and this one was all his own work. Michael Phelps claimed his first individual gold of London 2012 last night with a devastating swim in the 200m individual medley that proved too much for a tiring Ryan Lochte. Phelps, the master of Beijing, has reasserted his authority in the pool.
Friday 27 July 2012
Finally, the Games are here – and I still have to pinch myself to believe they are happening. As an adopted Londoner – I live in east London and work in the Olympic heartland of Newham – my emotions today as the curtain goes up are a mixture of excitement, immense pride, and great anticipation. The goose bumps have already started.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
A Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering a Chinese student faced his first court hearing yesterday after returning to Canada on a military transport plane from Germany, where he was arrested.
Saturday 16 June 2012
A teacher has been fired for showing his class a video that shows the apparent killing and dismemberment of a murder victim.
Police investigate possible link between gay porn star 'cannibal killer' Luka Rocco Magnotta and body parts under Hollywood sign
Friday 08 June 2012
Police investigating the discovery of body parts under the Hollywood sign have contacted Montreal authorities about a possible connection to a gay porn actor who stands accused of murder, cannibalism and dismemberment.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Video footage of the suspected Montreal murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta show him eating the body parts of his alleged victim, police said yesterday.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy