Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.
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Wednesday 07 January 2009
Tuesday 06 January 2009
A schoolteacher was killed by a train yesterday when her car skidded on to icy rail tracks as the barriers of a level crossing came down.
Monday 05 January 2009
A woman driver was killed today after desperately trying to reverse her car out of the path of a train, police said.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Friday 28 November 2008
Seven members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang were jailed today for life for murdering a Hell's Angel.
Monday 24 November 2008
Two members of a biker gang were found guilty today of murdering a Hell's Angel who was shot dead on the M40.
Thursday 16 October 2008
Throughout a long career on stage and screen, Eric Longworth took scores of character roles, but it was the part of the town clerk in the popular television sitcom Dad's Army for which his balding head, moustache and spectacles became recognised. Between 1972 and 1977 Longworth played the role of Claude Gordon in eight episodes of the comedy about the inept Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard in Second World War Britain.
Sunday 29 June 2008
Thursday 22 May 2008
Souvenir-hunters have chipped a lump off Stonehenge in the first case of vandalism at the world-renowned prehistoric site in Wiltshire for decades.
Sunday 27 April 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
It's a brave woman who gets between a minister and his car. But this is what the Transport Secretary, Ruth Kelly, has dared to do, in proposing to speed up the switch to "greener" vehicles in the Government's bloated fleet. In so doing, she has precipitated a high-octane battle between those who have switched, or plant to, to a hybrid Toyota Prius for their official requirements, and those wedded to their carbon-spewing Jaguars and Range Rovers.
Thursday 10 January 2008
Andrew Glyn was indeed "steeped in Marxism", but not just on an intellectual level, writes Lynn Walsh [further to the obituary by Bob Rowthorn, 7 January]. He was also a political activist for many years, and during the late 1970s and early 1980s was an active supporter of the Militant, precursor of the Socialist Party, helping to build a strong group in Oxford.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Valerie Hayes had many talents. She was an accomplished artist, played the guitar and sang wonderfully. A recording of her performing "I Was Born Under a Wandering Star" is still cherished by her daughter, Claire.
Monday 15 May 2006
The countdown is on in the bid battle for BAA so investors will be looking for good results from the airports operator tomorrow if it is to stand a chance of fighting off the £8.8bn hostile bid led by the Spanish construction group Ferrovial. Any financial weakness will bolster BAA's suitors' chances of persuading shareholders that their best bet is to back the unsolicited takeover offer.
Monday 15 May 2006
Barricades have a cherished place in Parisian revolutionary tradition but yesterday they instead became props in the purest French farce. For it was not tumbrils coming down at Longchamp yesterday, but trousers.
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