The rare violin is known as the Lipinski and was on loan to the lead violinist Frank Almond
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Tuesday 24 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
A US Army engineer inspects sandbags on the banks of the Mississippi river in Natchez yesterday, where cargo was slowly moving along the flooded river after a costly daylong standstill.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
The bulging Mississippi River has rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta, threatening to destroy cotton, rice and corn fields.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Floodgates are opened near to New Orleans to divert record high Mississippi River flow.
Friday 06 May 2011
Engineers have blown up a Mississippi River levee in Missouri as rising waters continue to threaten towns in several US states.
Thursday 17 March 2011
It must be part of the Coalition agreement that every day every member of the Government has to do the speech full of weird facts about how much debt we're in. So they explain they have to implement cuts like this: "Let me give you some idea of the problem we face. Because Labour overspent, Britain now owes £4 for every molecule in the country. We owe more than the value of Venus, indeed if the deficit was a bee it could sting the whole of Spain. If Jesus came back to Earth he would need seven separate miracles to get rid of the debt, and if the deficit was a cabbage it would be no less than nine cabbages."
Monday 14 March 2011
A giant sinkhole in Wisconsin ate up a couple of parked cars following a burst water pipe.
Friday 11 March 2011
The political tumult in Wisconsin reached full tilt yesterday as the state legislature prepared to give final approval to a controversial law stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights from public sector workers and dealing a potentially crippling blow to organised labour groups.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Tuesday 01 March 2011
The showdown between Wisconsin's Republican governor and his Democratic and public employee opponents has grown only fiercer in a state budget battle that has turned into the biggest national controversy over unions and their rights since Ronald Reagan sacked striking federal air-traffic controllers in 1981.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Today the stand-off between the Wisconsin state government and its public-sector trade unions could come to a head. The battle is between a Republican governor intent on curbing the benefits and power of the unions and tens of thousands of public employees, supported by Democratic legislators, who are determined not to lose their jobs, pay or bargaining rights.
Thursday 24 February 2011
The showdown over union rights that has paralysed politics in Wisconsin is spreading to other American states, threatening to trigger a national "workers war" of a kind not seen since Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers en masse 30 years ago.
Monday 21 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Monday 07 February 2011
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'