The journey home – 'home' still being the word I instinctively use for the house I grew up in, atop of wild Welsh hillside, even if today it's where I go to escape everyday life – begins with bustle. The battle on the Tube with a case, the dash around Euston juggling handbag-paper-coffee-lunch. It's wise to stock up: the journey to Pen-y-Bont takes over four hours, via Crewe and Shrewsbury. It's very much not the route a crow would fly...
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Friday 17 May 2013
A man has been cautioned by police after racist and offensive comments opposing plans for a Muslim prayer centre were posted on a social media site.
Monday 15 April 2013
Timing follows violence over weekend at Wembley and Newcastle
Monday 08 April 2013
A man hunting rabbits was accidentally shot dead when a friend tripped over and fell on his gun, police said today.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Various disruptions to the racing programme since Christmas have left a very brief window in which horses can get a run, while retaining time to freshen up, before the Cheltenham Festival next month. Some of the best around, either side of the Irish Sea, will be undertaking their final rehearsals at Newbury and Leopardstown on Saturday – but in the meantime novices, in particular, are being urgently pressed on to lesser stages to redress a lack of experience.
Thursday 10 January 2013
Forecasters warn of a a meteorological “battleground”
Monday 07 January 2013
A couple are celebrating after scooping a £1 million prize on the lottery.
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Saturday 22 December 2012
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Monday 17 December 2012
A nineteenth century stuffed dog that sat for decades under the art director's drawing board at Private Eye has gone. And following the dog out the door is the art director, who for 50 years has given Britain's best-known satirical magazine its "scrapbook" look.
Friday 23 November 2012
A week-old baby who was killed after being bitten by a dog died from a “significant” head injury, police said today.
Friday 23 November 2012
Three badgers that were illegally shot in Shropshire may have been killed by farmers “let down” by the postponement of the badger cull, an animal welfare group has claimed.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
A baby who was just eight-days old has died after being bitten by his family’s Jack Russell dog.
Friday 16 November 2012
Tony Blair last night paid tribute to his “remarkable” father who died yesterday at the age of 89.
Saturday 10 November 2012
In hindsight, the hate-figure of the permissive era put tough questions to her time, and ours.
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