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Sunday 10 June 2012
Friday 08 June 2012
The European Championship was put into perspective for England this afternoon after the squad visited Auschwitz and Oskar Schindler's factory in Krakow.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
There was no doubting Piers Morgan’s breathless enthusiasm for Sunday’s Diamond Jubilee flotilla. But the broadcaster’s hyperbolic commentary for CNN has been skewered by the US satirist Jon Stewart, whose ruthless lampoon on the Daily Show became an instant web hit.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Saturday 12 May 2012
Nigel is encouraged to tidy in a frock. It doesn't solve much, but we get to have a gawp
Sunday 15 April 2012
Their rivalry is the stuff of Olympic folklore but while Coe has been running London 2012, Ovett is keeping his distance
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Beach volleyball, a sport with minimal following in Britain, was one of the most sought after events when tickets went on sale for this summer's Olympics.
Saturday 17 March 2012
When Kauto Star was preserved from further risk you could sense the sport’s sigh of relief
Monday 23 January 2012
In a world where flamboyant headpieces and carefully-cut waistcoats are as ubiquitous as the high-society chatter that fills the air, attending races at Ascot is, in the words of one curt official, a formal occasion and "not one where you might dress as you would a nightclub".
Sunday 22 January 2012
Two weeks of celebrations are set to start tomorrow as communities mark the arrival of Chinese New Year.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
According to Arena: Dickens on Film, one source of the author's appeal to film-makers was his "constellation of unforgettable grotesques". They are, the narrator continued, "characters every actor wants to play, characters impossible to overact". To which one might reply that while the first clause might be true, the second certainly isn't, and that grotesquery can be one of Dickens' besetting problems on screen. Adaptations of his work often run into trouble with the Dickensian, that caricature view of the writing that you can see in the original illustrations (which, like film or television, necessarily favour the concrete facts of the prose over its flavour). The Mystery of Edwin Drood has one big advantage in this respect, which is that it isn't terribly well known. When he plays John Jasper, Matthew Rhys isn't taking on a distinguished line of predecessors (as anybody playing Micawber would be) and very few of us at home will be waiting to see whether a beloved scene is correctly done.
Saturday 07 January 2012
If dross like Celebrity Big Brother is any indication of social mores and cultural trends – and believe me, it is – then the edict from the tastemakers is this: boobs are over. You heard me.
Monday 02 January 2012
Pompoms and marching batons took centre stage in London as more than 8,000 performers took part in the annual New Year's Day Parade.
Friday 30 December 2011
Northampton, the club who lured Chris Ashton across the rugby divide and turned the one-time league player into a wing good enough to command an automatic place in the England team, are resigned to losing their highest-profile back at the end of the season.
Thursday 15 December 2011
Wales lock Luke Charteris is to leave the Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the season, the Welsh region have announced.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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