There were emotional scenes as firestations across the capital closed their doors
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Monday 02 February 2009
Five demonstrators were arrested during scuffles with police outside the Chinese embassy in London yesterday as they called for freedom for Tibet. It was one of several protests planned during the visit of China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who arrived in London on Saturday as part of a European tour aimed at improving trade between Europe and China and finding a way out of the global financial crisis.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Pro-Tibetan protesters scuffled with police today as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived at the Chinese Embassy in London.
Wednesday 14 January 2009
The Business Secretary Lord Mandelson refused to comment today on questions over how he financed the purchase of a £2.5 million villa in London, saying he had a day job to get on with.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Friday 10 October 2008
Frieze Art Fair is something that gallery directors have thought about since the end of the previous one. The preparation involves planning walls and the configuration of the gallery's stand and how the art work is presented.
Enjoy, Theatre Royal, Bath<br/>Class Enemy, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh<br/>Gigi, Open Air Regent's Park, London
Sunday 24 August 2008
Wednesday 20 August 2008
"Thank 'eavens for leedul girls/ For leedul girls get beeger every day." The Lerner and Loewe musical Gigi is not going to win any awards for political correctness with its story of a girl being groomed for the family business of high-class prostitution. So you could argue that it's wittily defiant of the Open Air Theatre to stage a revival now. This was the first musical I was taken to see at the cinema as a toddler and no one thought it incongruous. How times have changed.
Monday 23 June 2008
After opening with a dud Romeo and Juliet, the Open Air Theatre gives us another lame Shakespeare. Like the first play, Edward Dick's production has a charmless cast whose verse-speaking is pedestrian and whose emotions are exaggerated and hollow.
Saturday 21 June 2008
Saturday 21 June 2008
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Friday 18 April 2008
An Islamist activist who made militant statements to the press and heckled the then Home Secretary John Reid has been convicted of terrorist fund-raising and inciting terrorism overseas.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Thursday 10 January 2008
Monday 07 January 2008
Shake your robes! Three weeks ago, there came news that the heavy-eyebrowed balladeer Chris de Burgh will perform in Iran this summer with local pop group Arian making him the first Western artist to take to a stage in the country since the 1979 revolution.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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