The Duke of Cambridge yesterday called on the world to halt Africa's "poaching epidemic" after he joined Labour leader Ed Miliband in becoming the latest public figures to back The Independent on Sunday's Christmas appeal.
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Thursday 21 January 2010
World number one Roger Federer sent out an ominous warning to his rivals with the most comfortable of second-round victories over Victor Hanescu at the Australian Open.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
In 2005, I was here to follow the rugby, but I also had the opportunity to explore this country, with its unrivalled beauty and dynamic people. I will never forget the welcome and great kindness that I received everywhere I went, and from everybody I met. I learnt very quickly just how distinctive, refreshing, and confident this great nation is. This visit gives me the chance to learn more about New Zealanders and our closely shared values. The overwhelming impression I have is of a nation that believes passionately in itself, in the value of democracy, in each other and other peoples, and in the rule of law.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Prince William arrived in New Zealand to begin his first official overseas trip on behalf of the Queen.
Saturday 16 January 2010
On his coming visit to Australia, Prince William is to face a plea from aboriginal elders for help in repatriating the head of a celebrated warrior.
Sunday 13 December 2009
The Queen is to hand over substantial public duties to Prince William to help him prepare for the day he becomes king, it was reported last night.
A life of rhyme: John Cooper Clarke, the 'punk Poet Laureate', grants Robert Chalmers his first major interview in more than 20 years
Sunday 08 November 2009
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Prince William said today he did not want to be seen as a royal "ornament" and he is determined to improve on his parents' charitable work.
Saturday 12 September 2009
Saturday 01 August 2009
Football fans and former players alike were in mourning yesterday as Sir Bobby Robson, one of the sport's true "gentlemen", died aged 76 after a long battle with cancer.
Monday 18 May 2009
England kicked off their campaign to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 with a launch party at Wembley Stadium.
Saturday 02 May 2009
In the 341 years since King Charles II appointed John Dryden as his Poet Laureate, the title has passed along an uninterrupted line of men – some very gifted, but too many of them mediocrities, whose only talent was to pay homage to the self-important. In Carol Ann Duffy we now have a Poet Laureate who, as well as being the first woman in the post, and of Scottish working-class stock, has a wonderful way of puncturing egos.
Saturday 28 June 2008
Thursday 24 April 2008
The RAF confessed yesterday that it was a public relations disaster to allow Prince William to make five flights in military helicopters for personal reasons. Instructors gave the Prince the chance to take a Chinook to a party, and to a wedding, and to show off to his prospective parents-in-law, and get aerial views of royal residences.
Sunday 02 March 2008
Miranda July has a disarming name that sits well with the artfully intense photo of her on the jacket. Normally these things aren't worth pointing out, but there's enough in this collection of whatever it is that makes her picture so distinctive that you might ponder it while considering a couple of things: Some of her writing has a tendency towards repetition, that seems to grasp at some sense of naivety. ("I still felt summery; I had a summery tableau in mind" or "Vincent was on the shared patio. I'll tell you about this patio. It is shared".) And in places her sexual frankness starts to resemble the unsolicited whisperings of a pervert on a bus. But skip a couple of the stories, squint a little here and there, and this becomes a very interesting collection.
Friday 15 February 2008
A British man today completed his record-breaking challenge to become the fastest person to cycle around the world.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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