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Friday 10 June 2011
You've got a sister," his mother tells Finn, "a half-sister." This news heralds the first of several profound changes to Finn's life in the watershed year of 1961. Inevitably it makes him more aware of the occluded history of his father, who deserted his family for another woman, and died in a crane accident: "I can neither remember him nor the divorce, nor the accident, but Mother remembers for us both."
Saturday 28 May 2011
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Monday 04 April 2011
Gardeners are being urged to plant butterfly-friendly flowers to "make nature come back to life", after five rare species have become extinct and half of the remaining 56 species are under threat of extinction.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
The media watchdog has launched an inquiry into how television advertising is bought and sold in the UK, following concerns that the current system may distort competition.
Friday 18 March 2011
This latest Granta collection explores both the eponymous theme of alienation and its inverse - notions of home.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Complaints about delays on the London Underground are perennial, yet only three per cent of passengers claimed compensation last year. Why, you might wonder, might that be?
Monday 07 March 2011
Saturday 19 February 2011
Spring is in the air, and the crocuses are out. What better way to celebrate the turning seasons than with a few fair-weather bargains? Spring cleaning doesn't have to cost the earth – especially when Sainsbury's has slashed the price of washing-up liquid, bleach and soap. Save 25 per cent on Fairy liquid, and get two bottles of home-brand toilet cleaner for £1.10. Bottles of Carex Nature Protect Manuka Handwash, meanwhile, are better than half price at 71p.
Friday 21 January 2011
Lucien Pissarro was the eldest son of the Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. This pleasingly informative exhibition, on display in a single large gallery at the Ashmolean, tells the story of how Lucien, packed off to England to rid him of the perennial itch to be an artist did not quite do what his mother so fervently desired.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Saturday 01 January 2011
The board of Northern Ireland Water is reported to be reflecting on how it has handled the present emergency.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
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