Bob Dylan, I can take him or leave him. Sorry, but it's true. Oh I get that Bob is a big deal. You can bang on all you like about how he's a peerless songwriter and poet and maverick who changed popular culture for ever, and I will nod sagely in agreement.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Tony Blair last night paid tribute to his “remarkable” father who died yesterday at the age of 89.
'Who told me to get out?': NOC the talking whale learns to imitate human speech in attempt to 'reach out' to human captors
Monday 22 October 2012
Acoustic analysis of the sounds made by a beluga whale revealed remarkable similarities to human speech patterns, indicating that the whale was trying to “reach out” to his human captors
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Between 1099 and 1192, an assortment of Western European Christians known as Franks or Crusaders managed to recapture, rule and eventually lose Jerusalem, Antioch, Edessa, Tripoli and the lands surrounding them in Syria, Palestine and the Levant. Known as Outremer, these were Latin and Catholic polities in lands then dominated by Greek Orthodox, or Shia and Sunni Muslim. Malcolm Barber's detailed, fair-minded and scholarly history of this collection of western states in an eastern setting sheds much light on both the period, and its repercussions, which are still with us today.
Teenage girl has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail while celebrating her 18th birthday
Monday 08 October 2012
Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends when she drank a liquid nitrogen and champagne based cocktail known as a ‘Pornstar Martini’
Friday 28 September 2012
Officer who almost died in grenade attack leads list of awards as British forces draw down
Thursday 27 September 2012
As of 8 a.m. this morning, the most anticipated book of the year was available to read and review without the threat of walloping legal action. Hundreds of fans will be sneaking chapters on their loo-breaks. But has The Casual Vacancy cast a spell on critics?
Tuesday 21 August 2012
The actress Dame Julie Andrews, star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, is working with scientists developing artificial vocal cords that might restore her voice.
Monday 13 August 2012
Minimum safety standards should be brought in to Britain's schools to cope with the rising number of children with food allergies, doctors have warned.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
The ascension of John Atta Mills to the presidency of Ghana in 2008 went a long way to consolidating democracy in the country. Following Mills' defeat to John Kufuor in the 2001 election, it was the second time power had been transferred from one legitimate leader to another, an indicator of stability.
Saturday 28 July 2012
The cousin of the England footballer Jermain Defoe has died in a freak holiday accident on a Caribbean island.
Thursday 28 June 2012
If you ask me...
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Syrian rebels consider joining forces with regime troops to fight al-Qa’ida
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert