The boy band may have achieved chart success, but 2013 marked the first year in a decade that no album sold more than 1 million copies in the UK
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Saturday 28 April 2012
Sunday 15 April 2012
'Nowadays it's tombolas and village fairs rather than munching on ecstasy at festivals'
Friday 13 April 2012
A couple of years ago, on an evening from which I was regrettably absent, a few friends of mine ended up partying with Andrew W.K.. If you're familiar with the 32-year-old American rock star/celebrated hedonist/motivational speaker, you'll know that this is a big deal. The man has made it his mission to party; it's his religion.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow yesterday when the fire department confiscated generators and fuel because they posed a danger.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Residents across New Zealand, including Christchurch were taking delight in the unusual sight of snowflakes falling. Despite disruption to services, people are taking to the streets with cameras and cheers as the country rarely sees snow – the few inches that fell on Sunday and yesterday were the most in the capital, Wellington, in at least 30 years.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Bolivia appeals for help as it is hit by the worst snow in 20 years.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Wool is the latest commodity that has shot through the roof. Thanks to tropical storms in Australia (which have disrupted production) and rising demand in China, the global price of the material, harvested from the backs of sheep, has doubled. This is expected to lead to a 10 per cent increase in the typical price of a man's suit. So expect a jump in popularity for linen ensembles. And other cheaper materials will get a boost too as the laws of supply and demand do their work.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Talk of climate change is no longer fashionable in winter sports. In any case, when you try to analyse one winter compared with any other, it's hard to say what is "normal".
Sunday 13 March 2011
Between 15cm and 25cm of snow is predicted over the weekend in the Highlands, after much of Scotland and Northern Ireland were blanketed by snow yesterday.
Friday 11 March 2011
Heavy snow is set to hit large parts of Scotland and northern England this weekend as winter returns with a vengeance.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
The heaviest snowfall in a century has brought cities on South Korea's east coast to a standstill.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Parts of York were flooded yesterday after a weekend of heavy rainfall in North Yorkshire. Only last week the Yorkshire Flood Defence Committee decided to defer schemes to combat flooding in York, Leeds and Thirsk. The Leeds scheme alone would have cost £180m.
Friday 04 February 2011
An enormous winter storm left millions of Americans shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the north-east of the country yesterday, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the region to breaking point.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds