Tyler Doohan went back inside the bedroom of a burning trailer to try and save his disabled grandfather
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Friday 19 August 2011
The governors of all prisons in England and Wales have been urged to take steps to ensure the safety of inmates jailed over the riots after a "nasty" assault between rival gangs left two prisoners in hospital.
Saturday 09 July 2011
The Church of England is planning to increase the cost of funerals by nearly 50 per cent to bring consistent pricing across its parishes and raise extra revenue at a time of continued economic hardship.
Monday 27 June 2011
The body of a man who died on a Greek island 11 years ago was exhumed today, police said.
Friday 15 April 2011
Parents who stumble over their words need not worry – it may even help their children learn to talk.
Friday 15 April 2011
The thing is, we mean, there are these, you know, scientists who have, like, discovered something, err, significant. It is, basically, that not all verbal tics are, kinda, the same. Some are, um, important.
Friday 08 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
We are currently engaged in defining the profile of a typical i reader — intelligent, successful, inquisitive, and devilishly good-looking, that type of thing — but it occurs to me that one quality that unites readers of this newspaper is a sense of humour.
Friday 04 March 2011
The Magnificent Seven, in chainmail. Jonathan English's action movie takes history as its base metal – the siege of Rochester Castle by King John in 1215 – and forges it into the cold steel of Medieval derring-do. Once you get past sniggering at Paul Giamatti as John, it's a pretty enjoyable face-off between the king's mercenary army and a rag-tag band of patriots led by James Purefoy's self-denying Templar knight and Brian Cox's lusty Baron. The trimmings are standard-issue: full-throated Middle Ages cackling, gnarled peasant faces straight out of Brueghel and lots of ferocious hand-to-hand combat with pluming fountains of blood. But it's a persuasive portrayal of a violent era and its harsh privations.
Friday 04 February 2011
Had he been alive, the Earl of Rochester would probably have let slip a lascivious chuckle. The austere Earl of Roscommon? Aghast, most likely.
Thursday 03 February 2011
I don’t know what the precise procedure is for beatification, but I’d like to put forward the name of Mr Paul Wadey, the Head of English at Gad’s Hill School near Rochester in Kent.
Friday 17 December 2010
"Charles Dickens" here means editor as well as author. This is the fifth Christmas number, from 1854, of his journal Household Words. Dickens himself tops and tails the festive story cycle, set after an archetypal Christmas Eve dinner ("I never saw a finer turkey, finer beef") in a Rochester almshouse.
Friday 10 December 2010
Saturday 04 December 2010
Thursday 23 September 2010
The garden shed at Rochester Independent College looks normal on the outside, but open the door and you discover it is not a shed but a learning environment. There you find teenagers applying the trapezium rule or proving equations. The maths shed is one of several subject hubs that have sprung up in the college's picturesque gardens over the years, including an observatory for GCSE astronomy.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
For many parents they are little more than the source of our children's tantrums, feet-stomping and long periods of hibernation in stuffy rooms behind locked doors.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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