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Sunday 03 March 2013
Who needs flowerpots? Whether you're planting indoors or on a windowsill, patio or balcony – or even in a garden with (like mine) minimal flowerbed space – take tips from a lovely new book, Teeny, Tiny Gardening by Emma Hardy (£14,99, Cico). It is stuffed with inventive ideas for weeny things you can turn into quirky planters. Such as…
Thursday 28 February 2013
Tour match, Queenstown (day two of four) New Zealand XI 224-6 v England 426
Monday 11 February 2013
If US presidential politics is largely about being in the right place at the right time, then Marco Rubio most certainly is.
Stephen Brenkley: A storm in a sponsored cup... ECB stirs up controversy by selling off the tea break
Monday 04 February 2013
Tea has always been archaic yet sacrosanct. As an institution it has embodied the entire ethos of a type of game that probably did not exist, except perhaps at Blandings: at 20 minutes in length, neither one thing nor the other.
Saturday 26 January 2013
This is a tale of suffering, redemption and white vans. Late last year I needed to transport some furniture from our house in Sussex to my son's rooms in central London. I should have paid a man to do it for me, but foolishly confident in my driving ability, I decided to hire a van and drive it myself. It was a white Ford Transit 280 panel van, which if you've ever driven you'll know presents special challenges to the driver. It's long and wide and you can't see out of the back. You never really know how close you are to anything else on the road. Turning corners brings with it new surprises every time. Overtaking becomes an act of reckless abandon.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Thirty people were forced to spend the night in a village hall after being rescued by police when they became stranded in their cars because of snow.
Friday 04 January 2013
Report from Day Two of the Third Test
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Republican Speaker and White House offer concessions as deadline for automatic cuts nears
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Australia win first Test in Hobart
Friday 14 December 2012
Two men accused of being part of a paedophile ring involving murdered “witch” Peter Solheim have been given lengthy jail sentences for their part in “ritualistic, sickening” sex abuse of young girls.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Monday 03 December 2012
Australian legend makes a disappointing eight
Monday 03 December 2012
Sunday 25 November 2012
Amazon has launched an assault on Britain's supermarkets with a sevenfold increase in the groceries it offers online in barely two years.
Saturday 24 November 2012
All Blacks' talismanic fly-half out with ankle injury as coach Gatland returns to lead Dragons
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
- 4 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace