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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Sunday 18 March 2012
It is one of the oldest pursuits and Team GB have a real veteran to help young sharpshooter
Friday 16 March 2012
Showman's Wagon, Shropshire
Saturday 18 February 2012
A motorist has been injured after a concrete block was dropped on his car from a bridge.
Friday 17 February 2012
A motorist spoke today of his lucky escape after a concrete slab was dropped onto his car from a bridge.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Buy-to-let investors are increasingly targeting properties with an existing tenant who has signed up for a two or three-year rental agreement, according to LudlowThompson, a London letting agent.
Sunday 22 January 2012
Easy to say from a dressing-up suite at the Paris Ritz – but fashion's first lady is no pampered muse, as Chanel's new couture collections are set to prove.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Christmas books of the year: From the boxer who couldn't run to the footballer who couldn't pass, these sporting books and biogs celebrate some unusual triumphs over adversity
Friday 16 December 2011
The cold snap continued to bite today with sub-zero temperatures recorded over much of the country and warnings of more to come.
Friday 02 December 2011
Thursday 17 November 2011
Ambulance crews spent six and a half hours rescuing a woman who suffered an epileptic fit hundreds of feet underground in a disused mine, an ambulance service said today.
Friday 04 November 2011
The show jumper lies in a hospital bed after a horror fall, but tells Sue Mott nothing will stop him riding in London aged 47
Sunday 04 September 2011
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A doctor has been given a formal warning after he was cleared of intentionally hastening the death of a patient with a large dose of diamorphine.
Friday 12 August 2011
An English Defence League (EDL) march planned for this weekend has been banned amid fears of violence, it was disclosed today.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
A "tired and stressed" doctor administered a dangerously high dose of diamorphine to a terminally-ill patient so he could "die in peace", a medical disciplinary panel was told.
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