News archive from 9 August 2014, page 16

Strength of spirit still prevails

On Monday, we marked the centenary of Britain's entry into the First World War. We paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of all those who laid down their lives, including the 900,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed. As we reflect...

 

Hot veggie BBQ party treats where you won't miss the meat

Not vegetarian? For most of us with carnivorous habits what comes to mind when someone mentions "no meat' is skinny salads, nut roasts and stuff you’d usually classify as healthy. It's about as tasty as a cardboard box. Think again. These veggie...

Metro, 08:04 in Lifestyle
 
‘Grandfather of bird fairs’ returns to Rutland

‘Grandfather of bird fairs’ returns to Rutland

One of the world's biggest and best wildlife events will return to Rutland this month with a packed programme for visitors. Thousands of tickets have already been sold for this year’s Birdfair, which will take place at Rutland Water on August 15, 16...

 
RUBBISH: Doesn’t anyone care about our countryside?

RUBBISH: Doesn’t anyone care about our countryside?

This week I have seen what I can only describe as looking like a house clearance dumped on the side of the South Holland drain at Pear Tree pumping station (near Whaplode Drove). It included a three-piece suite, television wardrobes, plus bags of...

 
Lives of all affected by the conflict considered

Lives of all affected by the conflict considered

A focus on real people - and a direct link with the effect the conflict had on local communities - was at the centre of Hebden Bridge's service of comemmoration at Hope Baptist Church on Sunday to commemorate the centenary of the first world war. The...

 
How I told my brother I was now a woman… at my father's funeral

How I told my brother I was now a woman… at my father's funeral

Kimberly Reed: `The last time my brother saw me, years ago, I was male.' Photograph: Brian Harkin for the Guardian I get a phone call from my mom, and she tells me that my father is about to get on an emergency life flight from our home in Montana to...

 
Malcolm Gladwell: how I ruined my best friend's wedding

Malcolm Gladwell: how I ruined my best friend's wedding

Malcolm Gladwell: 'Leigh grabs Craig by the hand, and she pulls him up, and I realise to my horror that they're leaving their own wedding reception.' Photograph: Tim Knox for the Guardian Many years ago I ruined a beautiful friendship, and it was over...

 
Molly Ringwald: 'For the first time in my life, I found myself consumed by stage fright'

Molly Ringwald: 'For the first time in my life, I found myself consumed by stage fright'

Molly Ringwald: 'It's the revelation and unflinching nakedness within the best Moth story that you can't turn away from.' Photograph: Caroll Taveras for the Guardian I had been an admirer of The Moth for years before I became one of its storytellers....

 
Sir Paul Nurse: 'I looked at my birth certificate. That was not my mother's name'

Sir Paul Nurse: 'I looked at my birth certificate. That was not my mother's name'

Paul Nurse: 'She said: "Sarah's been asking me about my family tree, and I have to tell you something I've never told you. I never told you… I'm illegitimate."' Photograph: Mark Chilvers for the Guardian I'm a geneticist. I study how...

 
A Mormon's guide to dating

A Mormon's guide to dating

Elna Baker: 'It's one thing to say no to having sex with someone you've dated for two weeks. It's pretty easy. But it's a whole other experience to say no to having sex with someone when you're in love.' Photograph: Jessica Peterson So I am 24 years...

 

Sinister Edge To Israel's Divisions Over Gaza

Five years ago I covered Operation Cast Lead, the precursor to Israel's recent offensive against Hamas in Gaza. This week I went back for the latest sequel and its aftermath. Some things were different, but depressingly despite the passage of the...

 
Neil Gaiman: why I'm scared of telling stories… and why I love The Moth

Neil Gaiman: why I'm scared of telling stories… and why I love The Moth

Neil Gaiman: 'I've watched people fail trying to tell stories, and I've watched them break the hearts of everyone in the room even as they inspired them.' Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian I was given a list of things they wanted me to do...

 
How I accidentally shot and killed my best friend

How I accidentally shot and killed my best friend

Kemp Powers: 'When Henry and I met in the seventh grade, we got along immediately.' Photograph: Jason Falchook The first time that I passed out on the Chicago L train, I just knew that I was dying from mad cow disease. At least that's what I told my...

 
‘Grandfather of bird fairs’ returns to Rutland

‘Grandfather of bird fairs’ returns to Rutland

One of the world's biggest and best wildlife events will return to Rutland this month with a packed programme for visitors. Thousands of tickets have already been sold for this year’s Birdfair, which will take place at Rutland Water on August 15, 16...

 
Kirsty’s Fringe benefit

Kirsty’s Fringe benefit

She's no stranger to the stage, but now Kirsty Jamieson is taking things up a notch by performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Berwick performer has taken the lead in ‘Sweet Charity’ and was one of the stars of two sell-out instalments of ‘Here Come...

 


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