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Sunday 23 January 2011
A woman who offered a lift to a lost man was subjected to a brutal attack with a meat cleaver, police said.
Monday 20 December 2010
It was an inauspicious beginning. One of the teams in the inaugural "world championship" of Southern Sudanese wrestling refused to take the field, complaining that its end had been cursed.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Cincinnati sextet Foxy Shazam are the deranged, inspired rock'n'soul monster led by Eric Nally, a man with the face of D'Artagnan and the bravado of a backyard wrestler.
Friday 15 October 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
The build-up of Home Nations athletes at the controversial Games Village in Delhi continued today as the focus switched from concerns over accommodation to training and preparation for the Commonwealth Games.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Sleep on the left side, goes the adage, to keep your sword arm free. It speaks of ancient and arcane times when a bloke could be ambushed in his hut wearing only a loincloth. These days, the motto for the modern man seems to be, "Put a vest on and you'll be able to throw punches more easily."
Friday 17 September 2010
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which kicks off a UK tour at Sadler's Wells, is best known for Revelations. Created by Alvin Ailey in 1960, it showcases the strength of the dancers, and the company's roots in modern dance and African-American culture.
Friday 17 September 2010
"This film is not optimistic," begins Luis Bunuel's reissued master-piece, as it pans over London, Paris and down into the slums of Mexico City.
Friday 27 August 2010
My first time at Edinburgh was in 1996. I don’t think the festival has changed all that much. A lot of people complain that it’s become too commercial but I don’t think that’s the case, at its core it’s no different. The only change is that the audiences have grown – the average ‘crowd’ used to be about three people.
Friday 20 August 2010
This is an obligatory buy for petrolheads of the Mini persuasion, but the reliable and versatile Garfield (he has also written books about wrestling, Radio One and mauve) provides plenty for the rest of us in this genial scrapbook.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Quite how Solomon Burke's 12-piece band fits onto the Jazz Café's tiny stage is a miracle, rather like one of those 3D wooden jigsaw puzzles, with the guitarist way out right beside a post, the drummer lurking behind the three-man horn section, and the bassist hidden behind the backing singers. Things aren't made any easier by the massive gilt and red velvet throne centre stage, from which the King of Rock and Soul proclaims his gospel of love.
Monday 12 July 2010
Japan's voters have fired a warning shot across the bows of Prime Minister Naoto Kan's coalition government, slashing its upper-house majority and dealing him a potentially fatal political blow just a month after he took office.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
For the first time since it began televising sumo tournaments 57 years ago, Japan's public broadcasting network has decided not to screen the upcoming competition live because of an illegal gambling scandal.
Monday 05 July 2010
Japan's national sport is in crisis after one of its top wrestlers was sacked last night for illegally laying thousands of dollars in bets with Yakuza gangsters.
Sunday 20 June 2010
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