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Monday 13 July 2009
Five police officers have been injured during violence linked to Northern Ireland's marching season.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
A man in his 20s was being treated in hospital today after being shot several times in a paramilitary-style attack in Belfast.
Sunday 31 May 2009
While my inner grump insists that you really need to hear these tracks in the context of the original albums, where they're mixed with Wilson's own songs and other, less obvious fare, it's hard to get sniffy about this superior compilation. Her bare-wires and yearning vocal treatments of "Tupelo Honey", "Time After Time" and "Wichita Lineman" are among the best cover versions ever, and I can live with U2's "Love Is Blindness" and Sting's "Fragile" if I have to. "The Weight" doesn't work, though. Blue Light 'Til Dawn is the album to get.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Tuesday 14 April 2009
We are living through times which are rich with untapped satirical potential. Reptilian special advisers, crazed anonymous bloggers and rent-a-quote moralisers are all worthy subjects, but none is quite so deserving of the contempt of laughter than that great contemporary archetype, the ethical celebrity.
Monday 16 March 2009
Friday 13 March 2009
For a musician whose vocal cords sound in need of cough mixture, Sting's latest commercial venture could prove most soothing. The singer and occasional lutist plans to sell red wine made from grapes grown on his organic farm in Tuscany later this year.
Album: Hille Perl, Lee Santana, Dorothee Mields, Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)
Friday 13 February 2009
It might not be evident in Sting's versions, but the music of the 16th-century composer John Dowland involved an appreciation of the way despair could be surmounted by its transformation into melancholy artistic expression.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Arch-revisionist and serial rehabilitator that I am, I'd normally be the last to cry "It's like punk never happened".
Sunday 14 December 2008
Saturday 20 September 2008
My husband Phil and I are only recently married, so we're still in the intense stage of our relationship. But when I heard about Diamond Light tantric sex workshop, which claims to transform intimacy, I admit I was intrigued.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Last Saturday we held a lunch at the restaurant to celebrate the beautiful produce that is regularly supplied to us by Lake House Organics. Lake House is a farm owned by the musician Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler – it produces everything from lamb, pork, beef and chicken, to lovely little organic free-range eggs and a selection of the most wonderfully fresh seasonal vegetables, herbs and salad leaves.
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Nearly nine out of 10 police officers are in favour of changing the law so they can strike, it was announced today.
Friday 16 May 2008
Hear that? Yep, silence. It's the sound of Iain Duncan Smith's bees. The former Conservative leader and self-styled "Quiet Man" of British politics has taken to bee-keeping for relaxation.
Friday 11 April 2008
A controversial technique for obtaining DNA profiles from tiny samples is scientifically sound, an independent review concluded today.
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2