The rare violin is known as the Lipinski and was on loan to the lead violinist Frank Almond
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Thursday 24 April 2008
Friday 07 March 2008
You are walking down a dark, dungeon corridor. The air is dank and unpleasant and rats scurry across the floor. Twenty metres further on, you come to a wooden door in the lefthand wall that has "Keep Out" written on it in blood. From the other side of the door you can hear scratching sounds and whispering voices. Ahead, a skeletal figure armed with a sword and shield advances towards you out of the gloom.
Thursday 21 February 2008
Democrats in Hawaii and Wisconsin have chosen Barack Obama as their candidate for US President, in both states by convincing margins. Almost worse news for Hillary Clinton than her latest losses, however, was the pollsters' number-crunching that followed. Mr Obama had been expected to sweep Hawaii, the state where he grew up. In Wisconsin, however, Mrs Clinton was thought to have more than an even chance.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Barack Obama decisively won the Wisconsin primary last night as well as caucus voting in Hawaii, leaving his opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton, if not quite in the dust then certainly battling the perception that her once formidable campaign has started to fade.
Thursday 14 February 2008
With eight straight victories in a row, Barack Obama has streaked ahead of his rival Hillary Clinton in his once unlikely campaign to become the next Democratic challenger for the US presidency.
Thursday 07 February 2008
Could the razor's edge contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hinge on the two "primaries that never were" – last month's contests in delegate-rich Michigan and Florida that the Democratic National Committee refused to sanction?
Friday 18 January 2008
Peter Benka, golfer, administrator and stockbroker: born Harrow, Middlesex 18 September 1946; married 1971 Pam Tredinnick (one son, one daughter); died Chiddingfold, Surrey 27 November 2007
Monday 14 January 2008
The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers advanced in the National Football League play-offs with victories in second-round games on Saturday night.
Monday 18 December 2006
John Edwards, the Democrats' defeated vice-presidential candidate in 2004, is launching a second run for the White House, bolstered by strong ties to the labour movement and his position as the party's only serious candidate from the South.
Friday 29 September 2006
Just over a week after he was injured in a 300mph dragster crash, the Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond left hospital yesterday with an upbeat forecast of his chances of making a full recovery.
Monday 07 August 2006
The tycoon John Caudwell yesterday netted £1.3bn from the sale of his mobile phones empire to the private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Providence Equity Partners.
Tuesday 20 June 2006
Friday 02 June 2006
When your surname is Archer you might hope that something deep within your ancestry would stir itself when you are called on to take aim at immortality. Alas, the six-footer that would have earned an everlasting place in the record books as the first 59 on the European Tour agonisingly popped off the wire.
Friday 02 June 2006
Marlon King claims it was his decision to leave the Jamaica squad to face England this weekend and said he still hopes to represent his country in the future.
Saturday 20 May 2006
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 2 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 3 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat