I'm not quite sure how I missed Radio 4's Wireless Nights the first time around. This is the late-night, awards-strewn show in which the Pulp frontman-turned-national treasure Jarvis Cocker reveals the peculiar stuff that British people get up to under cover of darkness. (Oh, stop it, not that).
A hedge-fund tycoon lost more than £850,000 in a poker game at the weekend, it has been reported.
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Simon Lane was one of those writers whose published oeuvre is only matched by the supreme fiction of their own existence, the mythic resonance of their travels and tribulations, those who boldly spin the text of their own legend daily, or more likely nightly. He was the absolute embodiment of the English gentleman-novelist in permanent exile, a self-described "drinker with a writing problem"; it was reassuring to know that in the most distant exotic corners of the world Lane would always be there, in an impeccably stained handmade suit, propping up some impossibly dangerous bar dispensing outrageous wit and wisdom.
Texan renowned for his outrageous bets and who reinvigorated a sport has died aged 83
American cardstacker Bryan Berg completed a giant model of the Houses of Parliament yesterday, after a week's modelling.
The Grand Canyon State celebrates its centenary this week, but the cinematic drama of its iconic landscapes has a timeless appeal for travellers.
One of the actor’s regular opponents was convicted fraudster Bradley Ruderman, who is said to have settled his debts with stolen money
When Australia remembers its war dead on Anzac Day later this month, the pubs will be full of old soldiers playing "two-up" – a traditional betting game similar to "heads or tails" that was popular on the First World War battlefields.
Police in Las Vegas have made two arrests after an armed robber grabbed poker chips worth $33,000 (£21,000) from one of the city's casinos.
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A rural Australian community has inspired a popular revolt against poker machines after seeing off developer's plans for its only pub
For those with long, difficult hair, this brush is ideal – it has a large ceramic barrel to work hair around and the combination of bristle types helps to control static.
Eyewitness account tells how news of raid on card game was broken on Twitter
As the warm-up man for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell was perfect
63-year-old former businessman from Las Vegas wins prestigious, and lucrative, poker event in London