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Rainy-day phrases

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:31
Where do sayings such as "saving for a rainy day" or "raining cats and dogs" come from?

Can London cure violence like a disease?

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:00
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease.

FedEx Cup play-offs: Justin Rose has advantage as Tiger Woods shares Tour Championship lead

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:36
Justin Rose has the advantage in the race for the FedEx Cup after round one of the Tour Championship, led by Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods.

Mercury Prize 2018: Wolf Alice win for Visions of a Life

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:07
The indie band are lost for words as their second album Visions of a Life takes home the £25,000 prize.

Guillem Balague column: What is Mauricio Pochettino doing to ride Spurs storm?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:18
As Mauricio Pochettino endures a difficult spell at Tottenham, Guillem Balague says other managers are asking why he hasn't walked away.

Fulham v Watford

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:33
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Fulham and Watford.

Bowie-inspired bar marks Ziggy Stardust's 'last supper'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:48
The pop icon held a star-studded retirement party for his famous alter-ego at London's Hotel Cafe Royal.

County Championship: Somerset battle on third day against Surrey

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:17
James Hildreth and Azhar Ali hit half-centuries as Somerset battle against Surrey, but the county champions remain in control.

County Championship: Middlesex build lead over Derbyshire after Critchley century

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:16
Middlesex finish day three 327 runs ahead of Derbyshire at Lord's after Matthew Critchley scores a ton for the visitors.

Poem-playing lion unveiled in Trafalgar Square

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:28
A poetry-playing lion has been unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square.

'Voodoo' nurse Josephine Iyamu has jail term increased

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:38
Josephine Iyamu, who was jailed for sex trafficking, used juju ceremonies to control victims.

'Croydon cat killer' mystery solved by police

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:46
The Met Police says 25 post-mortem examinations were conducted during a three-year investigation.

Train delays: 'Lack of accountability' led to rail timetable chaos

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:50
Poor accountability was to blame for severe rail disruption last May, a regulator has said.

Three water companies warned by watchdog

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:55
The Consumer Council for Water tells firms to improve customer service and reduce complaints.

Three in four London students 'from ethnic minorities by 2030'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:05
Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade.

Low libido

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:48
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.

Bringing Shakespeare's neglected women out of the shadows

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:27
The Bard gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other female character, and more than King Lear.

Spanish flu: 'We didn't know who we'd lose next'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:58
Psychosis, murder and suicide - how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.

Obsolete floppy disks and VHS tapes turned into art

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:26
A London artist turns obsolete items such as VHS tapes and floppy disks into art.

Dimitri Coutya: Briton wins wheelchair fencing epee gold at European Championships

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 23:10
Britain's Dimitri Coutya wins gold in the men's epee category B at the Wheelchair Fencing European Championships in Terni, Italy.