Judging by the national mood, I would urge David Cameron to go to the polls now; the mood is good out there
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
There was a time when the Downton Abbey Christmas special might involve a lady revealing she was up the duff by the chauffeur, or a much-loved character croaking it in a car accident. This year, it was as if, chastened by reactions to their rape storyline, the writers were determined to include nothing even mildly dramatic. If you were looking for a good time to fit in that post-turkey snooze, 8.30pm till 10.30pm was your window.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Simon Roberts has travelled the coastline of Britain to create a comprehensive and fascinating photographic record of the country’s remaining pleasure piers.
Friday 13 September 2013
New Jersey resort towns were still in the process of rebuilding after Sandy hit a year previously
Saturday 31 August 2013
A British man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father at a Spanish camping site, police said.
Thursday 29 August 2013
Last of the summer whine
Monday 26 August 2013
Seaside piers across Britain are under threat from rising maintenance costs and rocketing insurance bills, according to new research.
Saturday 24 August 2013
When working-class Londoners boarded the coach to begin their summer holiday they would have a whip-round, and as they pulled away they would throw coins through the windows to the poorer kids left behind.
Friday 23 August 2013
Ailing seaside towns are to receive almost £30m to boost growth, the Treasury has announced today, following statistics showing they suffer from above-average levels of deprivation.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The birthplace of Butlins, which once attracted Britons from around the country to enjoy its “bracing” weather, is now the most deprived seaside resort in the country. Skegness has topped a list of the nation’s most impoverished coastal towns, in a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Yesterday, in Edinburgh, I was walking alongside a lady wearing high heels and a gimp mask. Her, not me. No-one walking past batted an eyelid. She had no flyers in her hand or any evidence of being in a show. I think she’d worked out that Edinburgh in August is a great place to be if you want to dress up oddly and not get funny looks.
Saturday 17 August 2013
1. Simon and Garfunkel's The Concert in Central Park
'Dumping grounds for the poor': High levels of unemployment, drug addiction and teenage pregnancy leave British seaside towns locked in culture of 'poverty attracting poverty'
Monday 05 August 2013
Britain now spends almost £2 billion-a-year on welfare payments in once-thriving seaside towns
Saturday 03 August 2013
School summer holidays are in full swing - but the Great British exodus to the sun is a relatively new invention
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Q. We are hoping to go to Rome in September for a long weekend. How easy would it be to extend the stay with a few days by the beach or in the countryside afterwards, to combine some culture with recharging the batteries? Claire Allard, Southampton
Sunday 21 July 2013
Greater Anglia service travelling at "low speed" hit an East Midlands train parked in station
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
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