33-year-old upsets the odds with his novel 'The Shock of the Fall' - the story of a teenager's descent into mental illness
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Friday 30 March 2012
They like a nickname Down Under – there is a federal law that states no team can depart Australian shores without having "roos" attached to their name – but when it comes to James Magnussen, it's not so much a moniker as a statement of intent.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
A dagger, an eye relic and a fork are among the subjects of a new BBC series which will examine the turbulent lives of the Bard's original audience.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has released a record in collaboration with a London busker to coincide with his Joy in People show at the Hayward Gallery.
Friday 24 February 2012
The Reuben brothers, who amassed a £6bn fortune through property and internet interests, have bought London's only licensed commercial heliport for an estimated £25m.
Monday 13 February 2012
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 West Bromwich Albion 5: Wolves manager apologises to furious fans for 'capitulation' as Odemwingie treble gives Baggies' fans bragging rights
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Friday 20 January 2012
A customised coffin from Ghana in the shape of a lion, and another like a Mercedes, feature in an exhibition celebrating death.
Sunday 08 January 2012
'It went horribly wrong: he thought I was over the top, I thought he was haughty'
Friday 09 December 2011
As a punt chauffeur and recent graduate, I spent a summer ferrying tourists up and down the River Cam, spinning ludicrous yarns about the University. Two things about this most beautiful of journeys will have stayed in the river-goers' minds: colliding with other punts and the chapel of King's College.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Battersea Power Station is set to be seized by creditors owed hundreds of millions of pounds by its owners, putting a £5.5bn redevelopment project in jeopardy just days after the area was told it would be getting a new London Underground station.
Monday 08 August 2011
A collection celebrating the work of avant-garde spectacular John Cage goes on display on Saturday.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Royal Dutch Shell cashed in on rising energy prices today as it reported profits of nearly £5 billion between April and the end of June.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Concrete? I'll have you know that reinforced concrete was invented by a gardener. The gardener in question was a Frenchman, Joseph Monier, who was trying to make the best-ever plant pot. (This isn't the kind of thing that gardeners just happen to know: I read it in a book about inventions I got at the Science Museum.) Gazing at Marseille's Unité, a block of apartments by Le Corbusier, it occurs to me that we have all been labouring under the misapprehension that gardening and concrete don't exactly go together. The truth is that the most brutal building always looks better with a lawn of verdant green. And some palm trees.
Friday 10 June 2011
There was a time when Phil Kay's brand of improvised madness was seen as revolutionary in the comedy world. Now the former British Comedy Award winner and Perrier nominee will oversee a host of further revolutions in his name when, before his gig at London's Udderbelly, he will lead his audience on a bicycle tour of the South Bank.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Asked last week to describe Charles Rosen, the Southbank Centre’s head of contemporary culture replied: ‘A god.’ And it was in that spirit that people packed the Purcell Room for this grizzled New Yorker’s pre-concert lecture.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
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