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The Times Diary (TMS): Groucho loses literary Marx
Groucho Marx's biggest regret was that he became a slapstick comic actor rather than a serious literary figure, according to... ...




High hopes for Sanders in state that legalised pot

Outside the nerve centre of Bernie Sanders's Colorado campaign, volunteers puffing on cigarettes have a view from downtown Denver to... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Diplomatic dinner triggers brawl in Cairo parliament

The Egyptian parliament descended into violence after a politician beat a colleague with a shoe because he had met the... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Robert Crampton: Grimsby will get no sympathy from me. I'm from Hull

In the current spat about Grimsby, Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, you would expect me, as a fully paid-up, time-served,... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

'It's such good snooping': the art of the to-do list

Secret Santa. Dettol. Ideas for new range. Get teeth cleaned. Photogram porno calendar. Gerhard Richter. Yoga. Thank-you letters. Pulsating corpse... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Dr Mark Porter: When your grey hair is the sign of a serious medical issue

Grey hair goes under the microscope this week when Professor Mary Beard, a renowned proponent of the natural look, investigates... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

TV review: Fresh Meat; My Failed Novel

Fresh Meat(Channel 4) ''''' My Failed Novel(Sky Arts) ''''' The knowledge that they are to be hanged in... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Fear of new debt bubble as household borrowing soars

Households are borrowing more than £1 billion each month to finance new cars, holidays and big-ticket consumer items in a... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Young writers invited to win a place at journalism festival

Young reporters across Europe are being challenged to write a 1,000 word essay on 'journalism in the digital era' to... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Whisky industry is accused of blocking bid to cut drink deaths

The Scottish government's campaign to combat alcohol abuse has been stopped in its tracks by the opposition of the whisky... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

This time it's personal: Labour leader attacks Sturgeon on tax

Kezia Dugdale launched a deeply personal attack on Nicola Sturgeon, claiming that the first minister did not want to raise... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Brexit 'could trigger second Scottish referendum'

David Cameron yesterday urged voters across the UK to head off the threat of a second Scottish independence referendum by... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Apple can't be forced to unlock iPhone, US judge rules

Apple cannot be forced to provide the FBI with data from a locked iPhone, a federal judge has ruled in... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Cool Hand Luke star George Kennedy dies aged 91

George Kennedy, the actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a savage chain gang convict in Cool Hand... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Glencore slides to $8bn loss as Glasenberg acts to cut debt

Glencore has fallen to an $8 billion full-year pre-tax loss after impairments and restructuring costs as the commodities trader and... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Slowing factories and services put China on back foot

Twin measurements of China's economic health made grim reading today as factory activity contracted at the fastest pace for four... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Barclays curtails African safari and halves dividend to cut costs

Barclays has detailed plans to dramatically shrink its business in Africa within the next three years and cut its dividend... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Sat-nav sends Israeli soldiers into ambush

A sat-nav mistakenly led two Israeli soldiers into a firefight that killed one Palestinian and left at least 15 injured.The... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Jobs lost as factory activity continues to stall

Activity in Britain's factories fell to its weakest level in almost three years last month, underlining the difficulties facing the... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

It's a big week for...

Tottenham HotspurI'll be at Upton Park tomorrow evening and I'm very eager to see whether Tottenham can overcome the... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16

Google driverless car crashes into a passenger bus

A Google driverless car has crashed in to a passenger bus in California, with the tech giant accepting 'some responsibility'. The... Read More ...
Posted on: 03/01/16