Individual debts collectively worth millions are abolished for just $400,000
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Wednesday 23 July 2008
Monday 14 July 2008
An icon whose look and style defined the fashion world of the 1940s, Dorian Leigh is widely regarded as having been the first "supermodel". In 1946 she appeared on seven Vogue covers, and over the next six years was on more than 50 covers of such magazines as Life, Look and McCall's. In the early 1950s, she featured in a series of famous images for Revlon's "Fire and Ice" campaign promoting nail-polish and lipstick ("For you who love to flirt with fire; who dare to skate on thin ice"), ravishingly shot in a jewelled dress and red cape by Richard Avedon.
Wednesday 02 July 2008
Carbon dioxide emissions caused by UK consumers increased by almost a fifth between 1992 and 2004, research revealed today.
Wednesday 25 June 2008
Briton Neil Entwistle was found guilty of the murders of his American wife and baby daughter today.
Friday 13 June 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Saturday 07 June 2008
A British computer worker who concealed massive debts and a fascination with casual sex behind a facade of domestic harmony murdered his American wife and their baby daughter before fleeing to the UK with the apparent intent of selling his story "to the highest bidder", a US court heard yesterday.
Thursday 05 June 2008
The stresses of the risk-management business, the cut and thrust of the boardroom and the high-rolling world of telephone-number money are one thing, the thrill of horseracing quite another. Dominic Burke is group chief executive of brand leader Jardine Lloyd Thompson, a company with 30 outposts around the globe, but nothing in his commercial life has prepared him for the thrill of what will happen tomorrow at Epsom. "I have 6,000 staff and I'm trying to run an international business," he said, "but I can't sleep."
Saturday 31 May 2008
Lawyers for a British man accused of murdering his wife and baby daughter have failed in their last-ditch attempt to get the case moved or dismissed, after insisting he could not get a fair trial.
Monday 26 May 2008
The term "to play second fiddle" is commonly taken to indicate inferiority. There was certainly nothing inferior in the playing of Siegmund Nissel, who was second violin in the Amadeus Quartet, the celebrated string quartet founded in London just after the Second World War. Nissel was not only a very accomplished musician in his own right but he was also greatly respected as a teacher.
Thursday 17 April 2008
Friday 11 April 2008
A study aimed at preventing the continued destruction of wildlife in Madagascar is being heralded as a scientific triumph that could act as a blueprint to save many other species from mass extinction.
Tuesday 08 April 2008
Friday 04 April 2008
Dan H. Laurence was the bibliographer's bibliographer. In the painstaking search for the publications, in any form, of any writer, no one else was more pertinacious and skilful. Books and signed articles were easy, although he was adept at spotting unrecorded variant issues. But when it came to tracing a letter to a newspaper, an anonymous paragraph or some other ephemeral piece, with no more to go on than a vague or casual mention in an author's correspondence, he was in his element.
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