Rescuers searching for a missing kayaker after an upturned boat and oars were found floating in the Thames have recovered a body.
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Saturday 30 January 2010
When it's freezing out and the Snow Queen seems to have parked a shard of ice in your heart, it's not the ideal time to consider the loveliness of the river terrace at the Bingham Hotel, Richmond. You try to imagine the scene in June, as you sit outside, drinking seabreezes in the sunshine surrounded by hair-flicking Surrey dreamboats, but, in mid-January, it's hard. Still, you had to come here because the place has just picked up its first Michelin star.
Friday 29 January 2010
Wednesday 25 November 2009
One of the three people jailed over the death of Baby Peter claimed yesterday that he did not have a fair trial for the rape of a two-year-old girl.
Monday 16 November 2009
Martin Johnson gave the first indication that his patience is beginning to wear thin after admitting he is "fed up" of constantly having to say England must improve.
Friday 13 November 2009
England face Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday looking to step up their autumn internationals campaign after last week's lacklustre defeat by Australia.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Sunday 04 October 2009
During a birdwatching lull, after each of us had borrowed the best-looking tripod for a closer look at some marsh herons, the subject turned to the explosive issue of the ruddy duck. Being among friends, some of the company confessed that they were shooting the ducks on the quiet. Although they were introduced into this country during the 1950s, the ruddy ducks never really assimilated. They just bred and bred and made themselves a nuisance. No one used the expression "River Tiber foaming with much blood" but the tension in the twitching community was evident.
Friday 11 September 2009
Nearly three years ago a blog appeared called The Carpetbaggers, which promised more than it delivered. Two journalists - one white, one black, using false names - had joined the Conservative Party to tell it like it is, from the inside. Our heroes ventured into the Richmond Conservative Association, met the candidate, an ageing activist named Robert, and an "elderly man in a blazer who has a military bearing and a limp", whom they called the Colonel. He was a perfect stereotype Tory, even to the point of spluttering about "political correctness gone mad".
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Motorists returning to unlocked cars to find items missing are discovering their belongings have been removed...by the police.
Wednesday 29 July 2009
A lawyer drowned herself after struggling to balance the demands of motherhood and her high-flying job, an inquest heard yesterday.
Sunday 26 July 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
Protesters angry at the Government's decision to hold the Iraq inquiry in secret gathered at Westminster today.
Sunday 22 March 2009
Thursday 19 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Police searching for a missing celebrity florist and her disabled daughter found two bodies today.
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