The singer turned down a request to sing at the Sochi opening ceremony
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Tuesday 08 January 2013
This notorious protester deserves a permanent presence in Parliament Square
Monday 26 November 2012
Bored at work? Here are some suggestions to make the time fly by.
Saturday 03 November 2012
Presenter Danny Baker took to the airwaves today for the first time since his on-air rant against BBC bosses.
Monday 15 October 2012
It's among the most popular shows on television, but if you work nine to five, chances are you've never seen it. Pointless asks its players to come up with obscure answers to broad general-knowledge questions; those with the fewest points proceed to the next round. Like the best game shows, it makes perfect sense as soon as you've watched five minutes of it.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Who knew that the economics editor of the BBC is so well connected that if anything happened to Kevin Bacon, the dinner-party game could be remodelled as Six Degrees of Stephanie Flanders? Stephanie's stellar achievement in the sphere of unlikely inter-connection already dwarfs anything managed by Bacon.
Friday 27 July 2012
Common sense has finally prevailed in the case of Paul Chambers, the Doncaster man whose conviction for sending a "menacing electronic communication" on Twitter was quashed yesterday in the High Court.
Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band, Hammersmith Apollo, London
Marilyn Manson, Brixton Academy, London
Sunday 08 July 2012
He's an English actor who's as authentically bluesy as a game of cricket – but Hugh Laurie does a great impression of an American roots original
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Iassume we're all in favour of openness, accountability and free exchange of information, but do you ever secretly long for a time when we didn't know quite so much about people's lives, whether they be public figures or not?
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Best-selling novelist Sir Terry Pratchett has a new honour to go with the Bafta he won at the weekend: a pig named after one of his books.
Friday 18 May 2012
Stephen Fry will be reunited with comedy partner Hugh Laurie in a new animated film based on the work of Oscar Wilde, it has been announced.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
The editor of one of the world's most successful news websites today raised the prospect of Stephen Fry's Twitter page being regulated.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Sunshine and warm temperatures come at a price as dry winters result in water shortages
Thursday 08 March 2012
The Greek islands, Portugal and the wider eurozone are disparaged in a new television advertisement promoting domestic tourism.
Friday 02 March 2012
It is one of those moments when news from the virtual world has kicked real life off the front pages. Google has taken upon itself the right to pass on details of everyone's online life; meanwhile, the mini-chat site Twitter is six years old, and i's Twitter 100, a chart of the most influential tweeters, has been published.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 4 Russell Crowe's Noah banned in three Arab countries before worldwide premiere