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Friday 02 October 2009
Paul Burke: Actor celebrated for his gritty portrayal of Detective Adam Flint in television's 'The Naked City'
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Paul Burke will best be remembered for the three years he spent as the star of the highly regarded television series, The Naked City, which was filmed on the streets and in the buildings of Manhattan.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
New York. Gordon Brown has set a few hares running by disclosing that he intends to cut the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three when the system is upgraded. It has been seen in some quarters as the first major example of the spending cuts needed to reduce the public deficit.
Friday 18 September 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
The last of the big band vocalists to become a solo star in her own right (others were Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day and June Christy) Chris Connor was perhaps the most substantial jazz singer of all of them. She rarely agreed to compromise in her choice of material and the connoisseur can find a basket full of little-used gems of songs – "A Cottage For Sale" springs to mind – in her oeuvre.
Monday 07 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul, who pioneered designs of electric guitars, has died of complications from pneumonia at a New York hospital, his lawyer said on Thursday. He was 94.
Wednesday 29 July 2009
Thursday 23 July 2009
The Naked Cowboy might be considered a quirky asset to New York City's tourism industry. Now the Times Square traffic-stopper says he'd make a mighty fine mayor.
Sunday 28 June 2009
Starting with an instrumental that could be lifted from a turn-of-the-1980s cop movie, The Phenomenal Handclap Band spread their cards on the table upfront.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Long before David Beckham was enticed from the galactico maelstrom of Real Madrid to the Hollywood climes of LA Galaxy, the New York Cosmos became the leading light of the North American Soccer Revolution.
Sunday 21 June 2009
"History begins only at the point where things go wrong; history is born only with trouble, with perplexity, with regret," wrote Graham Swift in Waterland, a line that acts as the epigraph to Preeta Samarasan's wistful debut novel.
Friday 19 June 2009
Nick (Michael Cera) is pining over his ex-girlfriend, hoping that the rad mix CDs he makes for her will win her back.
Saturday 13 June 2009
Saturday 06 June 2009
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 3 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help