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Events

The What, Where, When: 17 October

This Weekend

WHAT: Wedding Fair at Bluewater. Wedding experience event features around 200 exhibitors. WHERE: Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, DA9 9ST, Kent...

Radio

Radio Review: 17 October

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Sometimes, research overturns my preconceptions. It’s tempting to bend the facts to fit my mindset, but then what’s the point of doing the spadework in the first place? In...

Television

Can’t Get The Staff

DOMESTIC DRAMAS

Choosing one’s spouse is, by comparison, a simple, trivial matter. As any student of the collected works of PG Wodehouse will tell you, few things in life matter as much as...

Art Review

Constable: The Making Of A Master

Making Hay and Wain...

Born into privilege and pomp (his father was a rich landed mill owner), John Constable threw it all away to wander around the landscape calling himself a painter. It was a...

Theatre

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT

TAKING ON HITLER

Taken At Midnight is the true story of Hans Litten, a brilliant young lawyer who in 1931 subpoenaed rising star Adolf Hitler to testify in a Berlin court, at a collective...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 17 October

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE MAD BOY, LORD BERNERS, MY GRANDMOTHER AND ME by So a Zinovieff (Jonathan Cape, £25; offer price, £21) This is the implausible story of Faringdon House in...

Theatre

BORDER BRAVADO

There was a feverish atmosphere in Edinburgh when the James Plays, Rona Munro’s trilogy about three Scottish kings, James I, II and III, opened this summer. There always is...

Radio

Radio Review: 10 October

NO TO MILD CHEDDAR FM

One of life’s greatest pleasures is reading in the bath, preferably with some music on the wireless. The other day, I found myself racing through the second volume of Danny...

Television

The Great Fire

FANNING THE FLAMES

Call it the original, fiery Great British Bake Off. It began with only the slightest spark in a bakery in Pudding Lane, but out of that grew the conflagration that consumed...

Exhibition

Terror And Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Gripping and Gothic

It is 250 years since the first Gothic novel appeared: Horace Walpole’s The Castle Of Otranto (1764). The British Library has commemorated this in a wideranging exploration...



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"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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Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.October 17 - 23

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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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