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Saturday 10 March 2012
More so than Miranda Hart, Stephen Fry and David Mitchell, Alexander Armstrong seems to be the acceptable face of posh comedy. With his comically large ears (a gift from his father), crinkly smile, affable demeanour and (crucially, perhaps) lack of smarty pants, he's the cuddly side of the upper classes in an age when, rather oppressively, toffs seem to be taking over again. Even Armstrong's overgrown Hooray Henry, 'Harry', in those adverts for Pimm's – alcopops for the privileged – is cherishable. Not that he drinks the stuff in public, he says, for fear of wags shouting, "It's Pimm's o'clock" – one of the great advertising campaigns, by the way, that helps explain some of Armstrong's wider appeal. The more you parody the posh, as the creatives at the advertising agency Mother realised, the more accessible they become to other groups.
Friday 09 March 2012
It is described as 'shabby', 'unremarkable' and 'in dire need of updating', but an end of terrace house in Northumberland has drawn an unusual level of interest thanks to a refreshingly honest 'warts and all' description from estate agents.
Saturday 03 March 2012
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Friday 02 March 2012
Pc David Rathband - the police officer shot and blinded by Raoul Moat - was found hanged, a coroner heard today.
Friday 02 March 2012
World Cup winner Jack Charlton was recovering in hospital tonight after undergoing hip replacement surgery following a fall at his home.
Thursday 01 March 2012
PC David Rathband always insisted he never hated Raoul Moat for blinding him.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
West Ham are believed to be one of 16 parties interested in moving to the Olympic Stadium after this summer's London Games as the January 30 deadline passed.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Tottenham have moved one step closer to achieving their aim of building a new stadium next to White Hart Lane after revealing they have reached a new funding agreement with London Mayor Boris Johnson and Haringey Council.
Friday 27 January 2012
What better tribute to our favourite furry friends than to immortalise them in chintz, swag, cushions, lighting and other items of a home's interior?
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Bolton Wanderers 2 Macclesfield Town 0
Wednesday 04 January 2012
A Crown Court judge who stormed out of court after being convicted of failing to control her dangerous dog will not face disciplinary action.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Forestry Commission forced to get rid of thousands of hectares as it attempts to balance the books
Tuesday 30 August 2011
The mother of a convicted sex attacker wanted in connection with the murder of a pensioner has appealed to him to hand himself in.
Monday 22 August 2011
Police returning a handbag which belonged to a 77-year-old woman found her murdered in her home.
Saturday 20 August 2011
A murder investigation is under way after a 77-year-old woman was found dead, police said.
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