A painting of the former PM for the National Portrait Gallery tells us much about him
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Thursday 01 April 2010
The statues of Haiti’s heroes who led the slave revolt centuries ago are no longer visible.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Sunday 07 March 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
EasyJet owner Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is suing Michael O’Leary for libel, accusing the Ryanair chief executive of “despicable behaviour” for an advertising campaign characterising the Greek entrepreneur as Pinnochio and implying he lied about EasyJet’s punctuality statistics.
Thursday 11 February 2010
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Turkmenistan's president has ordered the removal of a rotating golden statue of former dictator Saparmurat Niyazov, his most decisive move yet to dismantle one of the world's most eccentric personality cults.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Sunday 10 January 2010
Thursday 17 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
Up to 5,000 passers-by in central London are to be served hot soups made from "ugly" vegetables, freshly-made sandwiches and fruit smoothies in a free feast of "Biblical proportions".
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Saturday 07 November 2009
Saturday 07 November 2009
Such a charming little story I heard this week, told me by a friend who is governor of her local school. We were standing outside Sainsbury's, wondering where the car was parked, when The Twelve Days of Christmas started up in the forecourt. My friend sighed; gave her head a sad little shake. "What?" I asked. Well, she said, as a treat for the younger pupils, two officials from the local NHS trust had arrived to sing a song for them during the class that used to be sex education and is now PSHE (personal, social and health education). It was a jolly song, chosen with the festive season in mind, and because I've since found the lyrics online I can tell you that it went like this:
Friday 23 October 2009
Soldiers, ex-soldiers and military families are set to speak out against the war in Afghanistan before joining a protest tomorrow.
Sunday 18 October 2009
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