“The running total is 171.1 miles, not quite halfway,” groans Mason after the District Line, though this reader had the thought that no one forced him to do an overground trek of the Underground.
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Saturday 21 November 2009
Scientists switched on the world's largest atom smasher for the first time since the £6bn machine suffered a spectacular failure more than a year ago.
Friday 20 November 2009
Middle-class melancholia has long been the subject matter of Patrick Gale's fiction. Here he examines a familiar mid-life dilemma: "Did I make the right choice?" Laura Lewis, an accountant in her forties, has returned to Winchester to care for her elderly mother.
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Last Tuesday the relics of St Thérèse of Liseux, a long dead French Carmelite nun, sparked a flurry of excitement when they arrived in the UK for a four week tour.
Monday 21 September 2009
A Who's Who of football came together today to give thanks for the life of one of the game's best-loved figures.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Tuesday 08 September 2009
A 74-year-old woman died in a road accident as she returned from a reunion for Second World War evacuees, police said today.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Saturday 05 September 2009
Sunday 16 August 2009
Friday 07 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Even though the gently twisting curves might put a Londoner in mind of the glass-and-steel cylinder popularly known as The Gherkin, not even the wackiest of modern-day architects have been able to come up with anything quite so arresting as the 14th-century spire of the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield (popularly but wrongly referred to as "Chesterfield Cathedral").
Friday 24 July 2009
For all its resonance as a symbolic act of devastation, the destruction of ancient Coventry by German bombers on 14 November 1940 left no literary monument to match those in stone and glass (the new Cathedral) or sound (Britten's War Requiem).
Thursday 16 July 2009
Wind ruffles the dancers' clothes. As they point or turn to look up, their movements almost echo those of tourists across the square, taking pictures of the façade of St Paul's. Pigeons fly past, stopping on the cathedral steps regardless of the performance.
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