Off to the North of England education conference – the traditional curtain raiser of the year.
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Sunday 20 July 2008
The Tory candidate in a marginal seat resigned yesterday after he was bailed by police investigating allegations of harassment against political opponents.
Saturday 26 April 2008
The England-Scotland international could return to the calendar in 2010. Officials at the English FA and their Scottish counterparts in Glasgow are keen to revive the match, the oldest in the game, which was first played in Glasgow in 1872.
Brief Encounter, Cinema on the Haymarket, London<br />An English Tragedy, Palace, Watford<br />Ring Round the Moon, Playhouse, London
Sunday 24 February 2008
Wednesday 20 February 2008
At 74, Ronald Harwood is showing no signs of slowing down. He's just won a Best Adapted Screenplay Bafta for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and he may soon be picking up a second Oscar (his first, in 2002, was for The Pianist). Before that, though, he has unveiled his latest stage play, An English Tragedy, in a powerful production by Di Trevis at the Palace Theatre, Watford.
Friday 15 February 2008
In a week when a generation was utterly mortified at being called "middle class", this affectionate and philosophical look at northerners, "plastics" and deracinated peoples from above the Watford Gap is a timely look at the structure of modern Britain. Maconie aims his anthropological travelogue at people who can go out in October without a coat on, cheer at motorway signs to "The North" and still remember a £2 pint, but also at their southern softie cousins. His chapters about the glorious north are more enjoyable than the one on the grim south, but his search for his northern soul has just the right balance of pies and prejudice to be right good.
Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, farmer and Conservative candidate
Thursday 16 November 2006
Saturday 03 June 2006
The first time Jose Luis Castillo was seconds from victory before the sickening end and the second time Diego Corrales was in control before he was knocked out cold. Tonight they do it for the third time when they meet at the Thomas and Mack Centre, Las Vegas.
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Monday 17 April 2006
Sunday 26 February 2006
Thursday 09 February 2006
Sunday 05 February 2006
Sunday 25 September 2005
Friday 19 August 2005
Friday 25 March 2005
Andy Farrell finally crossed rugby's equivalent of the Rubicon in the glare of the media spotlight at Saracens' Vicarage Road base in Watford.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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