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Theatre

RICHARD III

MEDIOCRE KING DICK

Apparently, older members of the audience of the new production of Richard III were getting the hump when young fans riotously applauded the appearance of Martin Freeman’s...

Television

Scottish streets

Dreadful, these property developers, aren't they? Take, for example, the swish housing built over much-needed parkland in a crowded metropolis: a long stretch of tall,...

Radio

Radio Review: 18 July

Alf goes awol

Now in his seventh series as Radio 4’s tongue-in-cheek private investigator, Steve Punt turned his attention last week to the 1928 disappearance of Belgian tycoon Alfred...

Dance

BRASIL BRASILEIRO

SAMBA SENSATION

Brasil Brasileiro is billed on lurid green and yellow posters as ‘the summer samba sensation’ so you think it’s going to be an explosion of hot yellows, greens and purples...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 18 July

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE GIRL WITH THE WIDOW’S PEAK: The Memoirs by Lady Ursula d’Abo (d’Abo Publications, £12.50; offer price, £11.25) At only 192 pages, this elegant little hardback...

Television

Chocolate Perfection With Michel Roux Jr.

EDIBLE JEWELLERY

There can be no denying it, given the mountain range of plastic wrappers piled up around my desk: I'm a chocoholic. At least I thought I was until I watched Michel Roux...

Art Review

BRITISH FOLK ART

THAT’S NOT ALL, FOLKS

I have to say it: there is something undeniably and deeply sinister about much of folk art. Sinister and yet magnetically compelling. Brilliant crudity is the almost...

Radio

Radio Review: 11 July

RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY

The trouble with a lot of BBC Radio 2 documentaries is that they are often presented by random celebrities who seem to know little and care less about the subject. That...

Theatre

DAWN FRENCH: THIRTY MILLION MINUTES

FUNNY GIRL

When you’ve spent the whole of your career being one half of the UK’s most celebrated female double act, it takes considerable courage to step out alone. But that’s exactly...

Film Review

Cold in July

Guns and a Twist Too Far

How the cinema loves twists: that moment when the plot, and expectation, is turned on its head and the previously hushed audience emits an extended, ‘Oooooh’. But how many...



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Daily tip from the lady archive

"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Housekeeper / Mother's Help

for a lovely family on a large estate in Hampshire.
You will be asked to run the house and also to take charge of the usual cleaning, to include Laundry.


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Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.July 18 - 31

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Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12
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