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Thursday 16 September 2010
This was the homily the Pope delivered at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow today:
Wednesday 15 September 2010
More than 2,000 tourists were cleared from the Eiffel Tower and surrounding areas last night after a series of bomb threats. One of the French capital's largest metro interchanges, at Saint-Michel near Notre Dame cathedral, was also cleared after a warning call to authorities.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Monday 23 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
On accepting an honorary degree as a Doctor of Music at the University of Bristol last November, the composer and explorer David Fanshawe described his "life's missions": "to celebrate the universal language of music; to record for posterity endangered World Music, threatened with extinction; to seek inspiration for my own compositions – thus uniting musical worlds apart."
Sunday 20 June 2010
If Wigan coaches are traditionally judged by how their sides fare against St Helens, then Michael Maguire can ensure continued local popularity for himself this evening.
Friday 18 June 2010
Requiem in Blue is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary work in tribute to the composer's late brother, featuring sections of the Latin Mass in alliance with folk and jazz elements: in the opening "Introit & Kyrie", for example, Natacha Atlas's rendition of "Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair" presages the Latin text.
Monday 14 June 2010
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Tucked away on a side street on the east bank of the Tiber, the Casa di Santa Brigidia guesthouse has specialised in welcoming weary travellers for much of the past century.
Sunday 09 May 2010
A slightly limp first Kyrie from Capella Amsterdam's tenors, a curdled counter-tenor soloist and an unsettled tempo in Et in terra pax shouldn't put you off Franz Brüggen's live recording of the B Minor Mass.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
After months on the defensive, a scandal-ridden Catholic Church has decided to counter-attack by wheeling out two of its big guns.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
During the First World War, 346 British soldiers were shot, mostly for cowardice or desertion, but only three were officers. Elizabeth Speller's absorbing first novel deals with the way that a single tragic execution poisons and distorts the lives of survivors in the aftermath of war.
Saturday 10 April 2010
St Helens' coach, Mick Potter, has warned his players not to take Harlequins lightly this afternoon, despite them being rooted to the foot of the Super League table.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train