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Sunday 04 July 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
Not the Galapagos, but Britain, where Darwin spent 40 years researching after his global adventure.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Wednesday 10 February 2010
A controversial council-run internet TV service is to be scrapped to save money.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
You can hear why Oasis heavily supported the Soundtrack of Our Lives a few years back. The brassy guitar sound tonight could come straight from the Gallaghers in their pomp. The debt to the dirty swagger of the early 1970s Faces and Stones must have counted in their favour too. But these veteran Swedes have a vitality that goes beyond their influences: an idealistic conviction in rock'n'roll's power. With burly, bearded singer Ebbot Lundberg to the fore, they could be refugees from the Swedish commune in Lukas Moodyson's film Together, insisting on counter-culture verities in the 21st century. Their fine new double-album, Communion, makes the point explicit, with its sinisterly bland photos of the corporate rich who repulse them.
Sunday 23 August 2009
All good rock bands listento their inner thunder, aswell as the thunder theymake.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Friday 19 June 2009
Beethoven was famously energised by the principles of the French Revolution, before being disillusioned by Napoleon's betrayal of those principles.
Sunday 05 April 2009
Sunday 29 March 2009
Revered by Dave Godin and the early aficionados of soul, Maxine Brown – who's still singing – has failed to gain her rightful place in the pantheon, perhaps because her good-time, New York City pop-soul lacked southern sass or tragedy in the-making.
Monday 29 September 2008
Convicted paedophile Gary Glitter has been banned from travelling to France and Spain under an order granted by magistrates, it emerged today.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
The estimated cost of policing a week-long protest against climate change stands at just under £6 million, it has been disclosed.
Thursday 21 August 2008
Geraint Jones dragged Kent out of a hole yesterday against fourth-placed Lancashire as he made his highest score in the Championship since July last year.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Credibility-damaging decisions (Stacey Kent and Anita Wardell getting gonged ahead of Norma Winstone, a nominee this year; Curtis Stigers?) and a need to create a buzz has made this annual BBC shebang look like PR spin holds more sway than musical excellence.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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