I can’t quite believe what’s coming out of my radio. The Defence Secretary is seriously inviting listeners to ponder on what he says is the most important question facing the nation: if Ed Miliband was prepared to stab his brother in the back to become leader, surely he’d be prepared to stab the country in the back to get his hands on power? … [Read more...] about ‘My cancer’s worse than feared. So it’s more chemo…and I hate, hate, hate it’: BBC star Nick Robinson tells of his courageous efforts to return to work for the election – but admits the battle is not over
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Drama? I still mourn the 2003 axing of Scottish soap Take The High Road. It was filmed in a wee village where the jackets were waxed, but the women’s legs weren’t. Entire plot-lines developed around Mrs Mack’s scones and whether or not Dougal the crofter had a thing for Big Morag. … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: Charlotte Church’s got a rather nasty case of Emma Thompson-itis!
History in 100 words James Oglethorpe founded Augusta in 1735, one of 21 trustees tasked with establishing what would be Britain’s first North American colony in 50 years. It was built on the same 40-lot pattern as Savannah, 120 miles downstream, whose carefully homogenised layout was designed to foster a classless society. Such idealism had been ditched by 1751, however, when slavery was legalised in the state, fuelling the cotton boom that covered the south in plantations. In the subsequent civil war, this Confederate city’s wharfs, factories and stores escaped the worst of the devastation, as Gen Sherman chose to bypass it on his famous march to the sea. Officially, Sherman bridled at Augusta’s heavy defences, but some speculate it was because the soldier had an old flame in town. … [Read more...] about Augusta in the spotlight: how the Masters transforms a small Georgia city
'I really want children close in age, like me and my sister as there are just 13 months between us. I like that, she’s my BFF as well. When I do have a big family, I’ll do it one after the other.' … [Read more...] about Lydia Bright gives birth to her first child as she welcomes ‘absolutely perfect’ baby girl with ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin
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