Like lots of academic research, the new Oxford University study into us short-arses (I qualify, I believe) says nothing terribly new. Supposed "Short Man Syndrome" has been around for as long as us short blokes have taken our tiny strides across God's earth.
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Saturday 23 February 2013
Girl tells court she was repeatedly raped from age of 11 and forced to act as sex party 'hostess'
Friday 22 February 2013
News that American composer Steve Reich's latest composition has been inspired by the work of Radiohead makes a fitting tribute to a band that has done more than any other current rock outfit to bring down the boundaries between their genre and classical music.
Sunday 17 February 2013
London Welsh 25 Sale 26
Thursday 14 February 2013
Shropshire Lad poet A.E. Housman gave strict instructions upon his death that working drafts and unpublished poems should be destroyed. But a rare handwritten poem that was saved from destruction is set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch up to £25,000.
Sunday 10 February 2013
He was a boxing writer whose vivid, funny pieces helped establish The Independent on Sunday
Sunday 03 February 2013
Veteran campaigners will gather today to tell how the act of protest transformed their lives
The private school grievances of head teachers like Frances King do not deserve such a public hearing
Wednesday 30 January 2013
As a beneficiary of a private education I know it confers obvious and provable advantages. Why should parents demand even more?
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Acer Nethercott was a rowing cox who excelled in the worlds of sport and academia. He won an Olympic silver medal with the men's eight at Beijing in 2008, and the Performance Director of GB Rowing, Sir David Tanner, described him as "the top British cox of his time".
Sunday 27 January 2013
Listeners tuned into today’s special edition of Desert Island Discs, recorded at the home of Burma’s pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, could hear the excitement of the programme’s famously unflappable presenter Kirsty Young as she introduced the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights campaigner “known in Burma simply as ‘The Lady’”.
Selfridges taken to court for selling unpasteurised raw milk from a vending machine at its flagship Oxford Street store
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Food Standards Agency says it has launched a prosecution against Selfridges and the farmer who supplied the milk
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Sebastian Salek believes that such a controversial figure should not be allowed a platform
Monday 21 January 2013
A 14-year-old girl felt that she had no choice but to have sex with alleged members of a child sex trafficking ring, as well as other men they brought along, because she had been threatened with a gun, a court heard today.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Nine men deny 51 counts, including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution of girls between 11 and 15
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Young girls were sexually exploited by a group of men who subjected them to depravity and perversion, a court heard today.
Friday 04 January 2013
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more