Moving rapidly to budget surplus makes us more v...
Vennart Interview and album stream: ‘This album is more focused on vocals and guitar rather than pounding your head and complex riffs’
In February 2011 after 12 years, 4 albums and 3 ...
One of the most imaginative and exciting acts t...
Whether you want to ski down into the action, or roll over from the beach into the crowd – it’d be tough to find anything like this in the UK. From Spain to Austria, we take a look at the best festivals across Europe.
Spurs v AC Milan, Champions League, tonight 7.45pm
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Another tremendous Champions League night awaits with Spurs taking on Serie A leaders AC Milan at White Hart Lane. The Spurs team and manager put in an expert performance to beat Milan 1-0 on their home territory, but knowing [...]
If the Indian government looks as if it’s in a spiral of never-ending crises, come to London (where I am this week) and have a look at Britain’s maladministration headed by David Cameron.
There is the UK’s failed “diplomatic” (actually MI6 spies) mission to woo Libyan rebels, the royal crisis over Prince Andrew’s links with a [...]
The tide of change engulfing the Muslim world is getting bigger and more pervasive day by day. What has happened in less than six weeks in this region has already made it a historical year as a huge geography used to political and social stagnation has been witness to its biggest changes since the [...]
A survey out today suggests that such is the passion for the game in Britain, 54 per cent of football fans would pick football over sex if they had to choose one.
Further proving it’s the action on the pitch rather than the bedroom that matters most, 75 per cent said they would be more disappointed [...]
It’s a day to celebrate the progress that women around the world have made in fighting for their rights over the past century. It’s also a day to look to the century to come, at the challenges that remain for the world’s women, and at those that lie ahead.
Women’s rights remain a major concern in [...]
Jonathan Powell has a good review of Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir, Known and Unknown, in this week’s New Statesman (not online: buy it here). The book adds little to our knowledge, except that in its “wearing” and “relentless” attempt at self-justification, in which “everyone else was to blame for what went wrong”, it confirms Rumsfeld’s responsibility [...]
All season I have been warning that plucky attacking Blackpool will be relegated. Most have disputed that strongly but their poor home record has now put them in danger.
This morning’s papers will not have been easy reading for Craig Oliver, Downing Street’s new head of communications.
Within just a couple of weeks of starting his job he has already (inadvertently) broken the spin doctor’s golden rule: don’t become the story yourself. Remember the fate of Campbell, McBride and Coulson.
So what happened yesterday and was [...]
If you’d invested £100 in HSBC in 2006 you would have, roughly, a £90 return now. Barclays, on this timeframe, would have given you around £63. £100 in Lloyds would have given you a measly £25. And £100 in RBS would have given you a pathetic £12. Meanwhile, £100 invested in an FTSE all share tracker would have given you a positive return of about £105.
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