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Alexa Chung: 'When did Christmas stop being exciting and start being a chore?'

Girl About Town

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Alex James: Winter means a heating headache

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Rural Notebook

Tom Sutcliffe: We're entering the age of voter madness

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

I know that our grandfathers died to preserve such liberties - and that my non-involvement amounts to a silent affront to social norms – but I remain a stubborn non-voter. No matter how often the relevant authorities remind me of my electoral rights and no matter how urgently my support is solicited by pleading candidates I simply can't be bothered. I leave it to others to shoulder the burdens of participatory democracy. And that delinquency didn't half free up this weekend – which turned out to be a kind of Super Tuesday of telephone voting, with opportunities to affect the outcome of Strictly Come Dancing (or not, as it turned out), The X-Factor final and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Days Like These: 'I identified the sound of Matthew's head banging against the steering wheel'

Monday, 15 December 2008

The phone was ringing when we arrived at the Dorset cottage that frosty, Friday night. And from its insistent, furious tone I knew who it was. Matthew didn't speak immediately but I could identify the sound of his head banging rhythmically in frustration against the steering wheel. He was clearly stuck in traffic in London, where he was remaining for the weekend.

Dom Joly looks forward to going on a drag hunt. 'Nobody seemed keen to tell me what happened to the transvestite when they caught him, but it didn't look good.'

Dom Joly: Dragging the countryside for strong scent of a transvestite

Monday, 15 December 2008

Weird World of Sport: The transvestite runs as fast as his nine-inch heels can carry him up river and down dale

Dom Joly: Away in a manger, the bear boiled his head...

Sunday, 14 December 2008

It's nativity play time again. My son Jackson has been given the coveted role of third innkeeper.

Brian Viner: All aboard for the annual Christmas prize quiz

Saturday, 13 December 2008

The Last Word

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Who wouldn't want a millionaire for a friend?

Saturday, 13 December 2008

It is good news that a man who made a multimillion-pound fortune from flogging mobile phones now finds himself in severe financial difficulties, has been forced to resign from various boards and may even have to face a criminal investigation into his share dealings.

David Lister: To dream, perchance to get a refund

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Alas poor Tennant. Emergency back surgery has meant that David Tennant has missed his opening performances as Hamlet for the London season, and, sadly, is unlikely to return for most, if not all, of the run.

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