TV and Radio
09 February 2004
The Class Conscious-ometer has been well into the red for the past fortnight. First came the Hutton inquiry, by which...
Business
02 February 2004
There's a restaurant near me with a champagne bucket just inside the front door, into which you are invited to toss...
Music and Performance
26 January 2004
In the mid-1970s, when I was about 13, the family down the road annoyed me by buying, for £42, a stereo record player....
Food and Drink
19 January 2004
It's 75 years since the Aga was introduced into this country from Sweden and, to mark the event, Persephone Books has...
Society
12 January 2004
It's been a typically class conscious few months up here in north London. Last autumn, the final (I hope) series of...
Society
05 January 2004
This will be my last Northside, and I'm looking through my Northside notebook at certain outstanding fragments -...
Lifestyle
15 December 2003
Early Advent, and I'm rattling about London's West End with an hour to kill. It's 8pm, freezing cold, and the pubs are...
Sport
08 December 2003
In the wake of England's rugby triumph, the Daily Telegraph commended rugby union on the grounds that it had...
Travel
01 December 2003
Apparently, 2004 will be Ken Dodd's "50th showbiz year of entertainment and laughter". It will also, by my reckoning,...
World Affairs
24 November 2003
Last week, I was in New York, and I was driven to my hotel by a taxi driver of Argentinian origin. What with the glass...
Travel
17 November 2003
On the current UK passport application form there's a section saying that the documents you must enclose if you want a...
Society
10 November 2003
Last Saturday I caught the end of Parkinson. The man himself was introducing his final guest, Rod Stewart, saying: "The...
03 November 2003
The other day, my seven-year-old son, Frank, fell down a manhole. It was - is - in the centre of our lawn. The lid wasn...
Music and Performance
27 October 2003
A fortnight ago, owing to the mismanagement of our railways, I had three hours to kill in Doncaster. I walked into the...
Travel
20 October 2003
A survey of our provincial towns, collected in book form under the title Crap Towns, has concluded that Hull is the...

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