"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Saturday 24 December 2011
Sunday 06 November 2011
Jane Merrick was dressed in ready-to-sew Clothkits throughout her childhood. So when it came to dressing her own daughter, there was one brand she was desperate to track down...
Saturday 03 September 2011
US Outlook: It is as if the US labour market hired a PR team.
Friday 22 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
One of Britain's most famous seaside attractions, Brighton Pier, has been put up for sale, its owner has disclosed.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
On 13 May 1945, Winston Churchill announced to a jubilant nation that the Second World War had come to an end in Europe.
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Sunday 10 April 2011
Thursday 07 April 2011
The International Olympic Committee yesterday welcomed the announcement of peace talks in the bitter dispute between the British Olympic Association and London 2012 organisers. The BOA has suspended its legal action against London 2012 and will put a new proposal on the table later this week.
Friday 25 March 2011
Underground stations lost beneath London's streets could be opened up again in an initiative designed to give them fresh life as concert venues, bars and tourist attractions.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
While my once troublesome drinking companion Charlie Sheen has been at pains to assure us all he's "winning" in recent days, it seems Old Father Time is suddenly having a good laugh at his expense. Much like my good self, Sheen's youthful looks have long been at odds with a life of high-profile decadence. Yet, ever since it emerged he was swapping a lucrative career on a top US sitcom for a new vocation as the world's best village idiot, it's been hard not to notice that this once seemingly ageless handsome rogue (45) is looking increasingly frayed at the edges by the day. While one theory doing the rounds suggests his terminated contract with CBS included an all-important "eternal youth" guarantee, the now "sober" Sheen's recent brag that he out-drugged Keith Richards could come back to haunt him – if Charlie keeps ageing at this rate, there's every chance he too could be up for playing Johnny Depp's dishevelled on-screen Dad before the year's out. It's certainly not for me to suggest a hasty return to the vodka and Colombian marching powder.
Friday 04 March 2011
On 23 October 1942, the battle that Winston Churchill described as 'not the end...not even the beginning of the end, but...perhaps the end of the beginning' began.
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