David Cameron promoted several women and MPs from working-class backgrounds in the shake-up
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Monday 21 March 2011
Two scottish cheese companies are attempting legally to protect the names of their produce to stop other firms cashing in on their brands.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Wednesday 15 December 2010
The magical Orkney Islands are located off the north coast of Scotland. An archipelago made up of 70 ruggedly beautiful islands and skerries, Orkney is one of the furthest flung provinces of the British Isles, and one of Scotland’s greatest natural wonders.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
A referendum on whether to ditch the first-past-the-post voting system will go ahead next May after Labour peers failed narrowly in an attempt to derail the Government's timetable.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Open-water swimming is one of the fastest-growing sports in the British Isles. It beats the pants – or the Speedos – off doing lengths in the municipal pools that proliferated after the Second World War. As guru figure Roger Deakin wrote in his popular book Waterlog, river swimming provides an escape from "endlessly turning back on myself like a tiger pacing its cage". It's an opportunity to discover your inner tiger (no, not that one), to get back to nature or, in the case of skinny-dipping, back to naturism. As it did for the Victorians and Edwardians, it provides respite from rampant industrialisation. Unless, that is, you swallow a mouthful of factory discharge while getting your feet tangled up in a shopping trolley.
Rooms with a view (but not much else): What's the attraction of living on a distant island or windswept glen?
Friday 11 June 2010
Friday 30 April 2010
This April was the third sunniest for 100 years, it was announced today.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
A jealous man who murdered his love rival neighbour on a remote island was jailed for life today.
Monday 29 March 2010
After a fortnight of almost continuous running, Britain's William Sichel, 56, today claimed second place in a rare "non-stop" 1,000-mile road race, claiming a new world distance record for a man of his age in the process.
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