Murray may well be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year tonight, but he won’t be there
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Wednesday 30 December 2009
It's a pity that Paul McCartney's brief set on the final of The X Factor would have been the first sight of him in concert for many. Out of sorts, with his voice in poor shape and his normally personality awol, he cut a puzzling figure. A couple of weeks later in a one-off London gig, he served up a tremendous, high-energy show, disspelling any fears that at 67 he might have lost his touch.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
MPs who refuse to return extravagant expenses claims will have the cash deducted from their salaries, pensions or the “golden goodbyes” they receive when they retire.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Not for the first time, Ukip are to risk unpopularity by aiming their fire at a much-loved British institution.
Monday 16 November 2009
Sir Paul McCartney arrives in Brussels today to recruit support for his ‘meat free Mondays’ campaign. The argument seems so easy: cut down meat consumption, slaughter methane-belching cattle, and the planet will be saved.
Friday 30 October 2009
This meaty collection of musical essays ranges from Sammy Davis Jr via the Beach Boys to Philip Glass. The opening appraisal of the unfortunate Billy Eckstein, a singer and bandleader adored by Miles Davis, disinters a forgotten genius.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
The woman who inspired the Beatles' song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" has died of lupus. The St Thomas Lupus Trust, which supported Lucy Vodden during her long illness, said she died last week at the age of 46.
Monday 28 September 2009
The woman who inspired the classic Beatles song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, has died aged 46, a charity said today.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Anti-hunt activists claimed today that they filmed huntsmen trespassing on Sir Paul McCartney's deer sanctuary.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Sir Paul McCartney has denied he and fellow Beatle John Lennon did not get on.
Thursday 20 August 2009
More than 40 years after the cinematic success of The Yellow Submarine, the animated film that epitomised the height of psychedelic pop culture and featured a Beatles soundtrack – it is to be re-made in 3D by Disney.
Monday 17 August 2009
Can you spot the Beatle with his classmates, top, in this previously unseen photograph taken at the Joseph Williams school in Liverpool in 1952?
Monday 06 July 2009
Sunday 05 July 2009
Music manager Allen Klein, a no-holds-barred businessman who bulldozed his way into and out of deals with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died yesterday, a publicist for his company said. He was 77.
Sign of the rhymes: People's poet Roger McGough tackles death and ageing but doesn't ditch the comedy
Sunday 28 June 2009
A riddle dances through my mind as I walk through the tranquil, tree-lined, sunlit streets of Barnes in south-west London, towards Roger McGough's house. "Try this for size:/ Figure out or forfeit the prize/ And here's the clue:/ Not a red herring, but a passe-partout/ In leisurely pursuit, Holmes excels/ Hercule exercises those little grey cells..." It is a typically playful poem from McGough's latest collection, That Awkward Age. All week I have been trying to solve it, and now, only a few doors away from his house, I confess myself defeated.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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