A painting of the former PM for the National Portrait Gallery tells us much about him
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Tuesday 01 May 2012
The Government was attacked today for "destroying" communities with its spending cuts and other policies as thousands of trade unionists, pensioners, students and activists took part in the annual May Day celebrations.
Friday 06 April 2012
Biblical scenes unfolded in Trafalgar Square today as thousands of people gathered to watch a recreation of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
Sunday 25 March 2012
There's a new breed of comedian nowadays. From Eddie Izzard running 43 marathons in 51 days to David Walliams swimming the Channel and the Thames, it's not so much stand-up as "I can barely stand up". Bernard Manning and Roy "Chubby" Brown would have run a mile if Sport Relief came calling – except they wouldn't be able to get that far.
Saturday 24 March 2012
A third model egg has been stolen from a pre-Olympic exhibition.
Sunday 04 March 2012
The star of Arte Povera is full of bright ideas in a show that winds its way through the human condition and its orderly creations, from postage stamps to vast embroideries
Sunday 12 February 2012
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London yesterday to show solidarity with protesters in the Middle East and North Africa.
Sunday 22 January 2012
Two weeks of celebrations are set to start tomorrow as communities mark the arrival of Chinese New Year.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
DCI Clive Driscoll was in church to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence when the breakthrough finally came.
Friday 16 December 2011
There were two significant sporting moments played out in courtrooms in this country this year. One came amid a scrum of international media at Southwark Crown Court on the banks of the Thames in London and resulted in the imprisonment of three Pakistan Test cricketers, the captain Salman Butt, and two of the world's best fast bowlers, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. It shook cricket, a continent and the sporting world beyond.
Thursday 08 December 2011
I am standing at the junction of two of the busiest streets in central London – High Holborn and Shaftesbury Avenue. In one direction is Centre Point and the start of Oxford Street; in another Leicester Square; to the south-east is Covent Garden; behind me is Bloomsbury and the giant hulk of the British Museum. It's quite a vista. But my view only lasts for eight seconds before the little green man turns red and a herd of black cabs rev their engines.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Traditional planning put cars at the centre of our streets but a radical rethink of how modern cities work could change all that.
Friday 28 October 2011
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's son lost an appeal today against his 16-month sentence for going on a drink and drug-fuelled rampage at a student fees protest.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Londoners woke up to the sound of music emanating from the skies this morning as seven orchestral hot air balloons soared above the capital, heralding one year to go to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Monday 25 July 2011
The Way I See It: To us the Olympics is about athletics, and only about athletics, maybe with a bit of swimming and boxing thrown in
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