As we trudge ever onwards towards Santa's ghastly grotto, bearing that annual downcast air; heading for yet another financial cavity search of Christmas spending, I thought it timeous that I address some possible differences between how we approach emptying our bank accounts in celebration of the birth of Jesus (how apt, how suitable... not) and how our American third-cousins-twice-removed do so.
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Friday 07 June 2013
Froome came home safely in the peloton
Thursday 06 June 2013
Team Sky rider wins stage five
Wednesday 05 June 2013
He promises to tackle the power cuts that have crippled industry - and repeats demand for end to US drone strikes
Thursday 30 May 2013
The ultimately fruitless search for five-year-old April Jones began as a frantic race against time to find her alive and well.
60th anniversary: Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to scale Everest – but not the last
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Sixty years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of the world, anniversary celebrations took place in the shadow of a mountain they might now struggle to recognise.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Ospreys are the main draw as Mark Rowe ticks off his bird-spotting list near the base of the BBC's 'Springwatch'
Friday 24 May 2013
Italian Vincenzo Nibali is the overall leader of the race
Thursday 23 May 2013
Amy Herzog's play has travelled, well, nearly 4,000 miles: it premièred in New York in 2011 – winning its young author an Obie – while in the UK it opened at the Ustinov Studio in Bath, directed by James Dacre, earlier this year.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Mark Cavendish's chances of holding on to the red jersey as points leader in the Giro d'Italia received a setback when late on the 28-year-old sprinter was dropped on a short but painfully steep climb and lost any chance of gaining points in any bunch sprint finale.
The five-mile high octogenarian contest: 80-year-old man begins quest to become oldest man to climb Mount Everest... but 81-year-old rival also seeks title
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Yuichiro Miura, 80, who has had heart surgery four times is already in the oxygen-deficient 'death zone'
The height of rule-breaking: Everest climber Daniel Hughes in trouble for 'illegal' video interview from peak
Tuesday 21 May 2013
A British climber who delivered a live video interview from the top of Mount Everest has found himself in trouble with the Nepalese authorities who have branded the broadcast illegal.
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