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Saturday 24 October 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
A Mini crammed with seven people swerved into a tree killing the driver after a 15-year-old girl in the front seat pulled the steering wheel, a court heard today.
Sunday 23 August 2009
Sunday 23 August 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
International Olympic leaders selected golf and rugby today for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
We've all grown used to the spiralling inflation of the press release but even so I was a little startled when I encountered in concrete fact a new exhibition at the Science Museum which the institution's press release had described on paper as "major".
Monday 13 July 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
Squash club: May is the time to sow your crops – and pumpkins and squash are the best of the lot
Saturday 02 May 2009
May is mayhem for vegetable growers. So much stuff needs to be sown, including the crops that will keep you going through autumn and winter: beetroot, autumn and winter cabbage, calabrese, carrots, cauliflower, chicory, kale, salsify, scorzonera, turnips and the best of them all – pumpkins and squashes. "Squash never fail to reach maturity," wrote the American humorist S J Perelman. "You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it." That kind of dogged determination is an endearing characteristic in a plant. Since you will have to work hard to prevent squashes and pumpkins from growing, you can divert your energy to the question of choice. Which members of this staggeringly varied family – apricot, orange, yellow, green, ivory, or a mesmeric metallic pewter grey – would you most like to look at this summer?
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Saturday 21 March 2009
Until Wednesday morning, I hadn't played squash for more than 15 years, having given up when I decided it was doing me more harm than good.
Sunday 25 January 2009
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
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- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire