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Wednesday 18 March 2009
Preston North End have sent a written apology to the Coventry City defender Ben Turner for the public address announcement that celebrated his own goal during the hosts' 2-1 win at Deepdale on Saturday.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Wednesday 11 February 2009
A piano recital normally begins when the player hits the keys, but this one began with a blizzard of public interviews and a fuzzy performance on YouTube. When James Rhodes shambles gawkily to the piano and stuffs his fags in it, then launches into a speech about how Chopin and George Sand remind him of his disastrous first marriage, we're back in his PR loop of childhood trauma, booze, drugs and attempted suicide.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
For collectors of operatic idiosycracies, the current revival of the so-called Zandra Rhodes “Aida” at English National Opera has thrown up a real humdinger. In two runs of performances now Claire Rutter has made an extraordinary impression in the much-vaunted and highly challenging title role.
Saturday 08 November 2008
Wednesday 20 August 2008
England hopeful Simon Jones has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Ashes-winning seamer has been in good form for Worcestershire this summer after recovering from a series of long-term knee injuries.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Two of Britain's best medal hopes continued their march towards the podium today, but the third was facing disappointment after one of the most challenging days of the Olympic sailing regatta so far.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
The Athens Geodynamic Institute says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck near the Greek island of Rhodes.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Monday 16 June 2008
Kell Brook finally walked from the shadow of his tutors Naseem Hamed, Brendan Ingle and Ryan Rhodes on Saturday night at York Hall, London, when he stopped Rhondda's Barrie Jones in the seventh round to win the vacant British welterweight title.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Old smoothie Mendes gets jiggy on a selection of bossa-favourites with a raft of guest stars including the ubiquitous Will.i.am and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, Natalie Cole and Herb Alpert.
Friday 30 May 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes headed the British team medal table at the Medemblik regatta in The Netherlands, the last major Olympic sailing event ahead of the Games in China.
Thursday 10 April 2008
Perceived wisdom would have it that the business end of the season is a time for experience. It is a time when old hands offer a guiding light which can be the difference between a side losing its way or finding a path to promotion.
Friday 21 March 2008
31-year-old Miyuki Woodward is on her annual solo holiday in Wales, eating junk, relishing missing her lover and counting sneezes. As in most of Rhodes's writing, nothing happens – until something enormous just casually does. More story and less whimsy than much of his work, this retains the bitter humour that fans love. Deceptively light, it is flecked with gold, just like Mijuki's nostrils after spray-painting a rock.
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