George Osborne is said to have paid £100 an hour to be trained by a Harley Street vocal specialist during his days as shadow Chancellor, to help him sound weighty and authoritative. But did he get his money’s worth? After listening to the Chancellor’s speech on Monday, the Labour MP Jamie Reed seemed to think not. He tweeted: “Can someone please reintroduce Osborne to ‘t’ as a consonant? Cos I godda dell ya, that speech made me wanna scream.”
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Sunday 28 November 2010
Britain will have to endure its current cold snap – making this month one of the coldest Novembers in nearly two decades – for at least another week, the Met Office said yesterday.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
A business outsourcing firm is to open a new contact centre, creating more than 500 jobs, it was announced today.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
A team of wildlife experts has been stranded on a remote island for more than two weeks because of extreme weather conditions, it was revealed today
Sunday 11 October 2009
Northern Bear, the Aim-listed support services minnow, is expected to announce this week that former finance director Steve Roberts will return to the role.
Monday 05 October 2009
Darlington have appointed former Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton as their new manager.
Friday 02 October 2009
Drivers have been warned to keep their speed down as strong winds look set to batter parts of northern England and Scotland tomorrow.
Friday 22 May 2009
Martin Shaw has swapped John Deed's judicial robes for the copper's overcoat in this Sixties-set series.
Thursday 30 April 2009
Oldham today unveiled former Darlington manager Dave Penney as their new manager.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
League Two play-off hopefuls Darlington have entered administration and will be deducted 10 points by the Football League.
Friday 13 February 2009
As this delightful but often discomfiting book shows, "it has been the bear's fate to serve as a yardstick for humans". Moving with a brisk tread between actual bear behaviour and the myths and tales that partner it, Brunner reminds us - with dry wit and great illustrations - that we get bears wrong. Above all, they're just not that into us.
Thursday 15 January 2009
Thursday 01 January 2009
Two people who died in a house fire did not have working smoke alarms, the fire service said today.
Saturday 16 August 2008
The number of court orders granted to mortgage lenders, allowing them to repossess the homes of customers who have defaulted on their loans, rose by more than 12 per cent between the first and second quarters of the year, breaking through the 30,000 mark for the first time since the housing crash of the early 1990s.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson has confirmed the club are awaiting a response from Arsenal after submitting an offer for defender Justin Hoyte.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Numbers of puffins at England's largest colony, on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast, have mysteriously tumbled by a third in the past five years.
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