The creature crawled into his ear as he slept
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Sunday 11 January 2009
Tuesday 06 January 2009
At first glance it looked like a storm in a tea-cup – a newspaper report suggesting that concerned citizens of Worthing, alerted by a local historian to Oscar Wilde's insouciance about the modern age of consent laws, were minded to strip the playwright of the blue plaque which marks the lodgings in which he wrote The Importance of Being Earnest.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Jonathan Ross has revealed that his first sexual experience was with a vacuum cleaner - and he must have been pretty attached, because he refers to the Hoover he mounted as a 'she'.
Sunday 05 October 2008
My taste is quite minimalist, which is why lighting is so important to me. If you don't have a lot of things, you need to use light to create the atmosphere in a room. I think lights themselves should be interesting to look at. I hate what I call "morphous" design, where a shape is imposed on something for no reason. The visual should be worked out around the mechanics of an object, rather than trying to cover them up.
Friday 15 August 2008
Friday 08 August 2008
The inventor Sir James Dyson has threatened to scrap his £50m plan to build an engineering school of excellence in Bath over "bureaucratic" delays to the project.
Monday 14 July 2008
Friday 04 July 2008
Sunday 15 June 2008
Mary Roach's study of how scientists have invested time and effort investigating the ways people achieve sexual gratification makes for startling reading. Even hearing the titles of the texts she read during her research is eye-opening: "I have no doubt that I'm a running joke at the interlibrary loan department of the San Francisco Public Library, where I have requested papers with titles like 'On the Function of Groaning and Hyper-ventilation During Intercourse' and 'Vacuum Cleaner Use in Auto-Erotic Death'."
Wednesday 30 April 2008
Sunday 27 April 2008
Thursday 03 April 2008
Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, has saved himself up to £5m by transferring 22 million shares in his company to a family trust before new capital gains tax rules come into force at the weekend.
Saturday 06 January 2007
When competing with a plethora of five-star Singapore hotels, you need that certain something to give you the edge. Which is probably why the Marina Mandarin underwent a S$25m (£8.3m) makeover last year.
Friday 29 December 2006
The US gave the go-ahead yesterday for milk and meat from cloned animals to be sold to consumers in a move likely to be seized upon by manufacturers who want to sell cloned meat in Britain and the European Union.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests