Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Friday 24 December 2010
A British man has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Thursday 02 December 2010
British aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by US forces during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan, the Foreign Secretary said today.
Friday 12 November 2010
You'd have to be quite flint-hearted not to be touched by the energy and commitment of Phumi Tsewu, choirmaster at Fezeka High School in Gugulethu, South Africa.
Lord Acton: Hereditary peer who was instrumental in ending the inherited right to vote in the House of Lords
Monday 25 October 2010
Although a hereditary peer, Richard Acton was one of the prime movers of Lords reform that in 1999 led to the end of the inherited right to vote in the Upper House.
The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury), King's Head, Islington, London<br/>Stephen Kovacevich, Wigmore Hall, London
Sunday 24 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Connections of Workforce have long reserved the right to keep prevaricating until this morning. All being well, however, it has generally been assumed that the Derby winner would ultimately take his chance in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday. Then, yesterday, Betfair punters suddenly allowed a colt quoted as short as 5-1 by bookmakers to trade at 14-1.
Friday 17 September 2010
Golding may have been pursued by demons in life, ranging from alcoholism to a devastating loss of confidence when his leisure boat was sunk by a freighter, but he struck lucky post-mortem.
Thursday 02 September 2010
A pleasant destination on any pretext, Salisbury today compounds its usual charms with some interesting sport and the first public sighting of the champion jockey in over three weeks.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Sir Michael Stoute remains top of the trainers' table but this week must feel like the nadir of his season. On Saturday his blossoming champion, Harbinger, broke down in the course of what should have been a perfectly innocuous workout. Then, on Monday, his stable jockey had a fall at Windsor and suffered a wrist injury that yesterday remained ominously vague in extent. Ryan Moore has given up all his rides until Friday at the earliest and may lose critical ground in his pursuit of Paul Hanagan in defence of his own title.
Friday 06 August 2010
Hundreds of mourners turned out today to say their farewells at the funeral of a mother and her two daughters who were found murdered in their home.
Monday 28 June 2010
The family of a teenager who died when his canoe overturned in the Lake District paid tribute to him today, saying he "brought joy" to many people.
Thursday 10 June 2010
The Speaker had them all in fits with his intro. He had to slow down and pad out what he was saying with extra long words in order to finish speaking dead on the chime of Big Ben. It was Just A Minute with Nicholas Parsons, the place was roaring with laughter: good old John, no repetition or deviation from him!
Tuesday 18 May 2010
A raider took off his shoes in a mosque before he broke into an office inside and stole a large amount of cash, police said today.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube