Something strange happened while I was watching the new series of US legal drama The Good Wife (More4) this week. I found myself humming the theme tune from Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was my unconscious mind's way of serenading new addition to the cast, Melissa George.
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Why the residents of Benefits Street and Moya Greene, the Royal Mail chief executive worth upwards of £1.5m, are not so different after all
Tuesday 21 January 2014
It's not just the poor who are subject to occasional feelings of entitlement
Tuesday 14 January 2014
The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight
Thursday 09 January 2014
A coronal mass ejection two days ago could make the aurora visible
Thursday 02 January 2014
This year marks 100 years since the start of a four-year war which claimed 16 million lives around the world. In October, the BBC laid claim to this anniversary announcing an ambitious slate of over 2,500 hours of First World War programming. Clearly, Adrian Van Klaveren needn't worry whether he's commissioned enough programmes, but if anything keeps the BBC's Controller of the World War One Centenary up at night over the next four years, it will be the tone of these documentaries and dramas.
Sunday 15 December 2013
Parents in the UK are going crazy for the load-carrying cargo bikes
Friday 13 December 2013
Insurance giant warns its dividend could be cut again and its shares plummet
Friday 06 December 2013
Royal Court, London
Sunday 01 December 2013
Suppliers are turning down requests for the exotic meat for fear of depleting the forests
Friday 22 November 2013
The cold will kill more people in Britain than in freezing Sweden this winter. That's because so many of us live in woefully insulated homes.
Andy McSmith's Diary: Is the revolt against Crispin Blunt by his local party because he's gay? Yes and no
Monday 18 November 2013
Some local ladies were offended by the way that Blunt’s marriage ended
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The comedy duo are working on an adaptation of the viral hit
Saturday 09 November 2013
Second profits warning in a week piles pressure on chief executive Simon Lee to quit
Wednesday 06 November 2013
RSA Insurance shares tumbled 6 per cent yesterday after the insurer warned that severe weather in Europe and Canada is likely to hit its profits this year.
Sunday 13 October 2013
With the end of Breaking Bad, are viewers wishing for something a little more feminine?
Friday 20 September 2013
Around 130 people have caught a sickness and diarrhoea bug during a 12-night luxury cruise.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
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- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama