Violent attacks on Polish, German and Danish travellers reported already this year
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Thursday 21 May 2009
You just have to hope that Bruce Parry wasn't planning something similar. Think about it: three months doing the research for "Tribe: Let's Party!" and then he finds out that Stefan Gates has beaten him to the concept with Feasts, in which Gates tours the world going to the most extravagant parties he can find. Not hedge-fund manager bashes in Marrakesh with Bruce Springsteen airlifted in for the cabaret (although there were shades of such cash-splashing here) but the kind of parties that have sufficient cultural pedigree to be able to call themselves festivals. Like Parry, Gates specialises in immersive reporting, and the voiceover suggested that he was hoping to pull off a kind of therapy/anthropology double with his new series: "He's hoping that he'll be able to conquer his inhibitions and get under the skin of people and cultures around the world". Quite why the people of the world should be helping a British food writer to loosen up I'm not sure, but they certainly seemed happy to give it a shot last night.
Friday 24 April 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Monday 23 March 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Cairn Energy fell back last night, trading lower as the London market flirted with levels not seen since November. The oil and gas explorer and producer was 26p behind at 1,871p after Morgan Stanley called time on the valuation, telling clients that its recent strength and the narrowing of the discount between the Cairn share price and that of its India-listed business weighed against the stock.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Friday 09 January 2009
Kevin Pietersen's choice to replace Peter Moores as England coach was, according to reports in the Australian media last night, Shane Warne, a friend and one-time Hampshire team-mate of the former England captain.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Home Retail Group, the owner of the Homebase home improvement chain, slumped to the bottom of the Footsie last night as the retail sector turned lower amid growing concern about the impact of the flood of discounts on the high street.
Friday 05 December 2008
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Thursday 23 October 2008
A huge explosion at an illegal fireworks factory killed 18 people, including 10 children, and wounded 17 others today in western India, police said.
Wednesday 06 August 2008
A surrogate baby born to an Indian mother could end up with no parents after the Japanese couple who paid for her split up.
Thursday 17 July 2008
For Shiv Charan, taking exams is nothing less than a ritual. Every year he enters the examination for school-leavers, every year he fails and every year he vows to come back and try again. At the age of 74, he may be the world's worst student but he is certainly its most persistent.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
In the wilds of an Indian nature reserve, a soap opera is gripping the nation. The hero of the drama is a four-year-old male tiger who was flown to the Rajasthan park by wildlife officials and released last week. Yesterday, the heroine, a similarly aged female, was also set free from a holding pen inside the reserve. Now it is up to the two cats to play their parts.
Saturday 05 July 2008
The good news for South Africa is their captain, Graeme Smith, appears to have recovered from the hamstring injury that threatened his participation in Thursday's first Test against England. The bad news is he is horribly out of form.
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