Jay Cochrane was a tightrope walker who set several world records. His greatest achievement was in 1995 when he walked more than 700 yards over 400 feet above the Yangtze River in China before a crowd of 200,000 and a live TV audience of 100 million. The feat made him a star in China – he appeared on a Chinese stamp and a school was named in his honour.
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Monday 21 June 2010
Friday 16 October 2009
Jessica Alba doesn't do ugly. The actress is in negotiations to join the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro comedy 'Little Fockers'.
Sunday 27 September 2009
Friday 13 March 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
An apparently distraught man jumped into Niagara Falls and survived the 180-foot plunge, then resisted rescue attempts before he eventually was pulled from the icy water to safety, Canadian police said.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Friday 18 April 2008
The sudden and dramatic disappearance of a large lake which had formed on the surface of a melting ice sheet in Greenland has been documented for the first time by scientists who estimated that its outflow was greater than that of Niagara Falls.
Sunday 30 December 2007
One of my favourite films ever, if I'm being honest, is 'National Lampoon's American Vacation'. If I'm ever actually asked, then I reply with more sophisticated choices such as '37.2 Degrees le Matin' (Betty Blue) or 'Being There'. The truth, however, is that I love this light comedy starring Chevy Chase travelling across the USA with his dysfunctional family for a holiday at Wally World, a nightmarish Disney-type destination.
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Saturday 11 September 2004
I first visited Canada in 1977. At Toronto Airport my father was questioned at length about the bottle of whisky he was carrying.
Tuesday 14 December 1999
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
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Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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