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Wednesday 15 August 2012
FreeView from the editors at i
Sunday 12 August 2012
The "Keep Calm and Carry On" meme, barely seen during wartime but rediscovered at the turn of the millennium, gained traction because it spoke to a mythologised idea of British fortitude and resilience.
Friday 10 August 2012
A pre-inquest review into the death of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko will be held next month.
Thursday 02 August 2012
One of the few icons of British life that didn't make it into Danny Boyle's joyous Olympic Opening Ceremony is the cup of tea.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
It's shortly after noon and the Tregothnan country estate is bathed in a low blanket of mist.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
"Time for tea! Don't be silly, you'll just have a little drop of tea. Just a teeny tiny cup. Ah go on, go on, go on. Go on! There's always time for a nice cup of tea." It's the gospel according to Mrs Doyle, the long-suffering and oft-brewing housekeeper in the much-missed comedy Father Ted.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Knickerless races, and other Olympic failures
Monday 25 June 2012
Euros Notebook: For all the inevitable boorishness this has been a good-natured tournament
Sunday 24 June 2012
A Georgian-style house surrounded by fields makes a charming alternative to urban chain hotels, discovers Cathy Packe
Sunday 17 June 2012
A homely ambience is complemented by hotel-standard style and service at this elegant guesthouse, says Kate Simon
Friday 08 June 2012
Two centenarians were recognised yesterday as the world's oldest siblings.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
Briton returns to London after 18,000-mile trip – and apologises for being late
Monday 04 June 2012
As it turned out, yesterday's Diamond Jubilee pageant was even more quintessentially British than anyone could have hoped for. Not because of the waving Royals and the vast crowds that turned out to see them. Not because of the seemingly endless sartorial permutations of the Union Flag. Not even because of all the limp sandwiches and bad cakes. All that was never in doubt. It was the weather that did us truly proud.
Friday 01 June 2012
My heart goes out to republican-minded malcontents at this time. It must be dismal seeing the bunting go up in your street and have the papers gushing about how you should bake an Elizabeth sponge, when you regard the monarchy as a travesty that was outdated in feudal times. The great thing about being the citizen of an actual republic, yet resident in a kingdom with functioning royalty, is that you can marvel at the pomp and ceremony, completely free of inner conflict. You can – as I, an Irishwoman, did on Tuesday – hail a taxi and say "take me to Buckingham Palace" , without compromising your democratic values. Some of my English colleagues were full of contempt.
Monday 28 May 2012
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand