Now a mental health campaigner, Jonny Benjamin wanted to find the stranger so he could thank him
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Thursday 10 December 2009
A kung fu teacher was today jailed for 18 months after sexually assaulting two young girls in anti-rape classes.
Saturday 21 November 2009
If you try to tart up simple information with topical chat you risk turning fatuous. An article on Wednesday about design discussed the origins of the word "ergonomics": "Those who are irritated by composites like Brangelina or Jedward won't like this, but ergonomics is a portmanteau word too – a combination of the Greek ergos and nomos (work and natural laws)."
Thursday 19 November 2009
Has the class war been won without a shot being fired? It's almost tempting to believe so on hearing the news that Eton College will allow pupils from the local state school to use its cricket pitches and rowing lake.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Detectives hunting a gunman who shot at two policemen have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
A carer is facing life in jail after he was found guilty of carrying out a gunpoint execution "as bizarre as it is brutal" outside a trendy nightclub.
Monday 08 June 2009
The role of Charlie Hungerford in Bergerac came to Terence Alexander after a screen career of playing villains and charmers. The shady, cigar-puffing tax exile who had made his fortune as a scrap dealer in the North of England was the ex-father-in-law of the Jersey Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac (John Nettles), who had a gammy left leg and a drink problem.
Saturday 30 May 2009
The London Underground is, fair to say, a major British institution, world famous and rightly so. But the Waterloo and City Line – known as "The Drain" – is obscure even to most Londoners. Opened on 11 July 1898, it is a mere mile and a half long and serves just two stations, shuttling between Waterloo and Bank for the convenience of City commuters (except on Sundays, when it doesn't run).
Sunday 19 April 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
The Québecois produce the most remarkable stories. I’m only here a couple of days and – bingo! – old Bill Fisk’s ghost awakes me once more. From the age of five, I would be forced to listen to Bill’s recitation of English history and, far too often, of the courage of General James Wolfe.
Friday 20 February 2009
Shed Media, the television production company responsible for Bad Girls, Who Do You Think You Are? and Waterloo Road, yesterday admitted it turned down a management buyout last year.
Thursday 08 January 2009
Friday 19 December 2008
Sunday 03 August 2008
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more