While politicians agonise over the size of the Government’s debt, one of the most expensive publicly funded projects in recent years is quietly getting under way.
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Friday 27 July 2012
Jonathan Brown watches the Olympic opening ceremony with a group of Congolese refugees and asks what they think makes Britain great
Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band, Hammersmith Apollo, London
Marilyn Manson, Brixton Academy, London
Sunday 08 July 2012
He's an English actor who's as authentically bluesy as a game of cricket – but Hugh Laurie does a great impression of an American roots original
Sunday 22 April 2012
Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe
Thursday 12 April 2012
The UK Independence Party has more reason than any other to complain about the British election system: despite winning 900,000 votes at the last general election it has no MPs. In the European Parliament, which is elected by proportional representation, the party has a dozen MEPs.
Friday 24 February 2012
There are voices out there which traditional media neglect through their age, ethnicity, culture, sexuality
Sunday 15 January 2012
'We tried to write a sitcom together – I was hopeless, but we had the jolliest of times'
Saturday 06 August 2011
Actor rowan Atkinson left hospital in a wheelchair yesterday after crashing his high-performance sports car.
Friday 05 August 2011
Actor Rowan Atkinson left hospital in a wheelchair today after crashing his high-performance sports car.
Saturday 23 April 2011
The full list of confirmed guests attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was released by Britain's monarchy today.
Thursday 03 February 2011
The Bank of England may be forced to raise interest rates if commodity prices continue to rise, the deputy governor, Charles Bean, has warned.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Thursday 12 August 2010
As part of the successful sketch group We Are Klang, the stout figure of Greg Davies often joked that he looks like "a fat Rik Mayall". Now flying solo it transpires that Davies's verbal flourishes could equally be likened to Mayall's character Lord Flashheart in Blackadder, and indeed to Blackadder himself. As he is aged 40, it's little wonder that Davies's style owes something to the voices of early to mid "alternative comedy", the Ben Elton era, but that doesn't mean that the 6'8" comedian isn't down with the kids. He used to teach them after all, both in real life and as Mr Gilbert on the E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Comedian Rowan Atkinson divided opinion with plans to build a futuristic home in the middle of the countryside.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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