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Friday 31 October 2008
Sunday 24 August 2008
We'd all like to go back to our twenties and do them again, wouldn't we? If you're a venerable musician you can do just that.
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Saturday 28 June 2008
Friday 16 May 2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
Wednesday 09 April 2008
Sotheby's has withdrawn a rare 18th-century steel armour plate from public sale after protesters claimed it was a religious relic which may have been owned by one of Sikhism's holiest figures, Guru Gobind Singh.
Tuesday 08 April 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Just a few more months and it would have been 10. Fidel Castro had already seen off nine US presidents, and had he hung on until 20 January 2009, George Bush would have joined them.
Sunday 17 February 2008
The origins of our national festivals are both more and less arcane than we had imagined: Mother's Day is as much of an import as Hallowe'en. "Rough Music", the custom of raising hell beneath the windows of malefactors, may have represented mob rule, but at least it was aimed mainly at wife-beaters. Padstow's 'Obby 'Oss is well known, but, if the locals don't watch out, it faces a serious rival in "Darkie Day". This curious relic of the minstrel tradition, so the local MP claimed in 2006, is quite innocent, and the blacked-faces part of "mumming" have nothing to do with racism. A shame the "mummers" sing minstrel songs, then.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Sunday 20 January 2008
Thursday 17 January 2008
Last year, I met a drawn, defeated 14-year old girl who had been possessed by Satan, until he and his Armies of Evil were tortured out of her.
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Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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