December 2007

There's no war on Christmas

Dan Brown Despite what some people want you to believe, there is no war on Christmas. If the past is any guide, there will be media reports of this mythical conflict in coming days. Such stories abound at this time of year. What happens is something like t ...

Brent charts black music history in pictures

The north-west London borough of Brent's rich and unique black music history is captured in a photographic exhibition that's accessible until late into the evening, 24/7. The Brent Black Music History Photographic Exhibition was recently launched ...

Musharraf's military mess

Martial law in Pakistan is aimed at only some of the strongman President's opponents, as Ayesha Ijaz Khan explains.Thirty years ago an Islamic Revolution besieged Iran because a despot was propped up against the will of the people. Had the Shah not bee ...

Mayor's top aide probed over lost millions

* Ex-street hustler at the heart of city boss's empire* Runs vibrant hub for 'criminals' and his croniesAndrew Gilligan A senior adviser to London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, is under investigation after at least  £2.5 million in City Hal ...

Blair poisoned chalice passed to Brown

Phil Simms - Online ColumnistBritish newspapers have joined the Conservative opposition in demanding the end of Gordon Brown's short-lived reign as Prime Minister. Yet, the fact is that ever since 'New Labour's' accession to government in 1 ...

Nation in a state - UK's welfare payments mess

What the Muslims say

Jeez, he can walk on water

Xmas snooze - how many days to go?

Miracle twins have different dads

Divorce is on the cards for a Chinese woman whose twins were fathered by two different men. Liu Yuan, of Nanjing city, says he noticed the difference between the babies the day they were born. Now he plans to divorce his wife. He told the Chinese news orga ...