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Wednesday 20 August 2008
In a performance full of character and determination, Bryony Shaw took the bronze medal in the women's windsurfer, boosting Britain's sailing medal tally to five, equalling the five won in both Sydney and Athens.
Tuesday 19 August 2008
No mercy, no compromise, no doubts about the ruthless tactics, Paul Goodison won Britain's third gold medal and achieved the GB team's target of four overall in the singlehanded Laser this morning.
Friday 01 August 2008
The sentimentalists demanded that a woman on the verge of retirement should be the star turn at the Ricoh Women's British Open, although, on the first day here yesterday, it was the 48-year-old Juli Inkster rather than 37-year-old Annika Sorenstam soaring up there on the leader board. Still, if Sorenstam ever wants evidence there is a professional career after childbirth then Inkster is living, multitasking proof of that fact.
Sunday 27 July 2008
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Friday 18 July 2008
Two sailors were amazed when they woke to find a dead dolphin in the garden of their Dorset home - especially as they live on a steep hill half a mile from the sea.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
Blood is spilt in every one of these 10 stories, whether as the result of a fight, a car crash, a gunshot wound, the killing of an elk or a mauling by a bear. In one story a man falls from a tree and breaks his pelvis; blood fills his scrotum until it's the size of a baby's head. Written in an urgent present tense, every story starts out tough and gets tougher. Events follow a wild, remorseless logic of their own. Whenever you expect Percy to touch the brakes, he hits the accelerator. Few of the stories end calmly, with the plot neatly wrapped up; Percy prefers to end on a note of ongoing tension. "When the Bear Came" leaves the reader with the memorable image of a giant grizzly straining at the leash that holds it, staring ferociously into the eyes of the man who stands 10 paces away with a levelled rifle.
Saturday 21 June 2008
It has been a frustrating end to the week for the round-Britain quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister. After departing in ideal conditions from Dover Harbour on Monday, the weather and a last-minute technical hitch have conspired to leave her behind schedule on her extraordinary 12-week voyage.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Barack Obama stepped to the brink of victory in the Democratic presidential race today, defeating Hillary Clinton in the Oregon primary and moving within 100 delegates of the total needed to claim the prize at the party convention this summer.
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Hillary Clinton warned Barack Obama last night to hold his horses in portraying himself as the winner of the race for the Democratic Party's nomination and said she intends to carry on competing until the last primary votes are counted at the start of June.
Thursday 24 April 2008
Tickets were available on the night for I Am Kloot's tour-opener in Camden – which just goes to show that there's no justice in this world. Quite why a band this good should go so under-appreciated is a bit of a mystery, but then again the industry likes categories, and I Am Kloot don't fall neatly into any of them.
Monday 14 April 2008
Students of advertising might be familiar with this week's Best in Show. It's been around, in the rest of the world and online, and on creative forums, for a while now. But UK consumers haven't been hit with it before. Now they will be.
Friday 04 April 2008
Textbook accounts of how the Americas were first populated may have to be re-written following the discovery of the oldest DNA of prehistoric humans who lived 14,300 years ago in what is now Oregon.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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