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Wednesday 04 April 2012
World's highest and longest valley suspension bridge opens in China
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Monday 13 February 2012
The novice chasers who did look the part last season have largely failed to do so since entering open company. Yet the one who finally made the grade, at Leopardstown yesterday, failed to get round in three of his first four steeplechases. For all that Quel Esprit did not beat a vintage field in the Hennessy Gold Cup, then, he may yet continue to confound expectations.
Friday 10 February 2012
The Blackpool chairman, Karl Oyston, and two of his companies were yesterday fined more than £40,000 for illegally dumping waste from the building of the club's Jimmy Armfield Stand.
Thursday 09 February 2012
In his open letter to me (3 February) James Moore reminded us that cyclists are "uniquely vulnerable" on our roads. As a fire-fighter, I attended too many road accidents to do anything other than treat road safety and the safety of cyclists as first-order priorities.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Early in the morning, with the wind in my hair, the sun dappling the streets and the parks a-quiver with birds and ducks, I'm almost tempted to cycle in the city. Almost, but not quite. My reverie is invariably interrupted by a thundering juggernaut – what are they doing in city streets anyway? – or the news, from a colleague, from a friend, of the latest casualty. This week, one of those casualties was none other than the Transport minister, Theresa Villiers. She broke her collar-bone while cycling to work.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
A bus driver killed nine people in a rampage through the crowded streets of an Indian city that went on for an hour.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Caretaker coach to put faith in fresh group of youngsters when he reveals his squad for the Six Nations today
Tuesday 27 December 2011
A 27-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of an elderly man who was hit by a car outside a supermarket.
Monday 26 December 2011
Thousands of Israelis are expected to march through the city of Bet Shemesh later this week to protest against the treatment of women by ultra-orthodox Jewish extremists, with tensions high after a seven-year-old girl said she had been spat on in the street.
Saturday 24 December 2011
Drivers visiting London's West End could be forced to pay increased charges to park overnight after the local council announced plans to ban parking on stretches of road "equivalent to" nearly 1,200 parking spaces.
Thursday 08 December 2011
I am standing at the junction of two of the busiest streets in central London – High Holborn and Shaftesbury Avenue. In one direction is Centre Point and the start of Oxford Street; in another Leicester Square; to the south-east is Covent Garden; behind me is Bloomsbury and the giant hulk of the British Museum. It's quite a vista. But my view only lasts for eight seconds before the little green man turns red and a herd of black cabs rev their engines.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Traditional planning put cars at the centre of our streets but a radical rethink of how modern cities work could change all that.
Monday 05 December 2011
Tuesday 18 October 2011
One in four people fails to show the proper respect to cortèges, according to survey
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
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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