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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Friday 08 April 2011
The Scandinavians were coming: Nielsen and Grieg had tall tales to tell and Sibelius’s Violin Concerto had promised the über-virtuosic Julia Fischer.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Sunday 27 March 2011
The madder she gets, the more interesting she gets. That ought to be how it works.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Nicklas Bendtner's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared and the Arsenal striker could yet feature in Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway this weekend.
Friday 11 March 2011
The fact that a reality television show features in Camilla Läckberg's mesmerising new novel will mean little to English readers of this best-selling Nordic writer, but her fellow Swedes might discern a little score-settling. Läckberg was the subject of much unwanted attention when the details of her divorce became headline news in Sweden. The most infinitesimal detail of her private life became a matter of public interest, so that when she began a relationship with a man also very well known in Sweden (a policeman who was the first winner of the Swedish version of the reality show Survivor), the scrutiny was ratcheted up to an even higher level. On a recent visit to Britain, she was bemused when it was pointed out to her that some crime fiction authors here would kill for that kind of attention.
Thursday 17 February 2011
WS Atkins admitted yesterday it is cutting staff numbers in the UK after reductions in government spending affected its highways business. The engineer, which works on major construction projects including the London 2012 Olympics site, also said that trading conditions had been difficult in Ireland and Portugal but that good opportunities existed in Scandinavia for its European business.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Friday 24 December 2010
Sunday 28 November 2010
Britain will have to endure its current cold snap – making this month one of the coldest Novembers in nearly two decades – for at least another week, the Met Office said yesterday.
Friday 26 November 2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has confirmed he is looking to Ireland for replacement referees after Scottish grade one officials voted to go on strike this weekend.
Sunday 14 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
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