Skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard Spindrift completes the Rolex Fastnet Race in 38hr 53min 58sec
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Friday 02 October 2009
Thursday 01 October 2009
A nursery worker and two other paedophiles she met on Facebook admitted a horrifying catalogue of child abuse "depravity" today.
Monday 28 September 2009
Nottingham Forest were the latest team to profit from Plymouth's shocking recent form as they inflicted a 1-0 defeat on the hosts at Home Park yesterday, Chris Gunter scoring the goal that brought Forest a first away win this season. Argyle are rooted to the bottom of the Championship table after suffering seven consecutive defeats.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Keith Floyd was a television cook who enjoyed and profited from a large audience despite having no outstanding talent, either as a cook or as a TV presenter, no great knowledge of his subject, or any apparent passion for anything but drink. This is not to say that his first TV programmes were bad – they were, indeed, highly diverting entertainment, following in the 1969-71 footsteps of "The Galloping Gourmet," Graham Kerr (whose trademark glass of wine Floyd adopted). This, however, was not the result of any work by Floyd himself, or of a writer, but of his director, David Pritchard who, as is the way of these things, is not himself represented by an entry in Who's Who, though Floyd would not be there himself were it not for Pritchard's one big idea. Floyd always gave Pritchard, who now works with Rick Stein, the credit for "discovering" him, when the BBC Plymouth producer happened to be eating in Floyd's restaurant in Bristol, and asked him if he thought he could cook on camera.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
One half of Britain's longest married couple has died, a nursing home confirmed today.
Lord Kingsland: Lawyer and politician who led the Tories in Europe and went on to serve as Shadow Lord Chancellor
Friday 24 July 2009
The sadly premature death of Lord Kingsland deprives the Conservative Party of one of its most formidable operators in the House of Lords and a wise source of advice on constitutional matters. He had not always enjoyed the regard in which he was currently held by his own party. When he led the Conservative group in the European Parliament, he was thought, quite wrongly, to be mad keen on Euro-federalism and was the subject of vitriolic attacks by Lord Tebbit. He was, however, a supporter of the single currency and that was sufficient to damn him in the eyes of most Eurosceptics. In fact, he was essentially a pragmatist, moderate in his own opinions and well able to recognise the strength of alternative views to those to which he adhered.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Tom Daley qualified in third place for tonight's 10 metre platform final at the World Championships in Rome.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Ten divers and two crewmen had a lucky escape when they were rescued from their sinking boat.
Thursday 25 June 2009
The Catholic Diocese of Plymouth has warned its churches not to offer wine during Communion to help stop the spread of swine flu.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
A man accused of possessing child porn appeared in court today to have his case sent to be joined with that of nursery worker Vanessa George.
Been So Long, Young Vic, London<br>The Mountaintop, Theatre 503, Battersea, London<br>The Beautiful Journey, South Yard, Naval Dockyard, Plymouth
Sunday 21 June 2009
Thursday 11 June 2009
A female nursery worker was jeered and spat at when she appeared in court today charged with sexual assault and making and distributing child abuse images.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'