Like many men, I am a lazy, good-for-nothing, selfish, forgetful, patronising, sex-obsessed bastard who drinks too much. Or so my wife points out. It's strange that I have ended up like this. I tried not to. I really did.
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Friday 05 October 2012
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has drawn scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Job losses are set to be announced by a leading building products firm after a fall in demand.
Thursday 27 September 2012
As of 8 a.m. this morning, the most anticipated book of the year was available to read and review without the threat of walloping legal action. Hundreds of fans will be sneaking chapters on their loo-breaks. But has The Casual Vacancy cast a spell on critics?
Sunday 12 August 2012
The "Keep Calm and Carry On" meme, barely seen during wartime but rediscovered at the turn of the millennium, gained traction because it spoke to a mythologised idea of British fortitude and resilience.
Sunday 22 July 2012
For the main favourites, today's final stage on to the Champs Elysées is largely ceremonial. But for Mark Cavendish the long, slightly uphill sprint this afternoon is not just the chance of a fourth straight win on cycling's most famous boulevard – it also represents the World Champion's final dress-rehearsal for next Saturday's opening road-race of the Olympics.
Monday 11 June 2012
Gunnar Sonsteby, code-named "Kjakan" ("The Chin"), was one of the most prominent members of the Norwegian resistance movement during the Nazi occupation and responsible for countless spectacular sabotage missions and acts of heroism.
Friday 08 June 2012
Downing Street is delaying cutting the Army's strength by one-fifth because of unease over cuts to Scottish regiments, according to Whitehall officials.
Saturday 26 May 2012
In comics, novels and films, the modern cult of the 'New Gothic' reveals a keen hunger for non-religious rebirth.
Breivik: 'I admit the acts, but not to criminal guilt. I do not plead guilty, I was acting in self-defence'
Tuesday 17 April 2012
There was only one dramatic moment when Anders Behring Breivik seemed to crack yesterday.
Sunday 25 March 2012
They're growing hysteria ... down on the farm
Friday 16 March 2012
Not to return posters taken on Goebbels' orders 'would perpetuate Nazi injustice'
Monday 12 March 2012
The recent deaths in Afghanistan have been used for the expediencies of realpolitik
Thursday 08 March 2012
Mitt Romney's campaign team claimed yesterday that election wins in six out of 10 US states on "Super Tuesday" mean none of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination can beat him.
Thursday 08 March 2012
He triumphed on Super Tuesday – just. But doubts are growing that the front-runner can make it all the way to the White House
Thursday 23 February 2012
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football