Colditz; the Great Escape; Bridge on the River Kwai and, recently, the Railway Man. Parodies of them by everyone from Beyond the Fringe to Russ Abbott. All second world war. Memoir after memoir. And yet with the single, powerful exception of the French classic La Grande Illusion, the prisoners of the Great War have gone largely unchronicled.
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Wednesday 18 April 2012
Trading on Cambodia's stock exchange started today after a state-run company completed its initial public offering.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Most of the UK's biggest water companies are promoting potentially unnecessary insurance costing consumers more than £100 million a year, according to a watchdog.
Monday 16 April 2012
Half of Britain is now officially in drought, in the worst national water shortage since 1976 – a situation that may last until Christmas or beyond.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
The hosepipe ban has put certain water firms under such pressure that at least one is considering deals with other companies across the country.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Britain's highest water bills are set to be cut by £50 a year after a £400 million handout to a private company cleared Parliament tonight.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
More areas of the country are in drought following another dry month which has hit rivers and groundwater supplies, the Environment Agency said today.
Friday 23 March 2012
Previously filthy watercourses are now teeming with fish, a new book reveals
Monday 19 March 2012
Firms will be paid to maintain network – and tolls could be round the corner
Sunday 18 March 2012
Hosepipe bans would be easier to accept if the water companies didn't make such vast profits. Plus, how to be a don
Thursday 15 March 2012
The Scottish Government's offer to assist drought-stricken parts of England with water is an interesting contribution on how to address the issue of water shortages.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A water authority was criticised today for its “dereliction of duty” after “gambling” with the lives of 20,000 people following Britain's worst mass poisoning.
Monday 12 March 2012
Millions of households will have hosepipe bans by Easter, water firms announced today as the Environment Agency warned of "severe drought" in the coming months.
Monday 05 March 2012
Rain finally fell at the weekend but much of the UK remains parched. Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, tells Michael McCarthy how moving water around is the answer
Sunday 04 March 2012
Officials review licensing system that allows farmers and businesses to abstract supplies
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella