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Adeline Virginia Woolf; (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
Looking back on 25 years covering the north of England for the Guardian, Martin Wainwright celebrates a land of toil, innovation – and brilliant motorway services
"Sssh!" is the likeliest epitaph for my quarter of a century's work for the Guardian in the north of England, a rebuke I have often been given, followed by: "Pipe down, or they'll all want to move here."
It was put most memorably by the people of Linton colliery in Northumberland after their pit closed and the whole village was mistakenly removed from local maps, to their great delight.
Expensive tests claiming to trace person's ancestry are as dubious as astrology, warn scientists
Expensive tests that claim to trace a person’s ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than ‘genetic astrology’, scientists said last night.
They warned general information is being presented as personal, and claims someone is related to a famous figure such as Cleopatra are often no less likely to be true for a random passer-by than for the subject of the test.
Eating a Mediterranean diet 'cuts your heart and stroke risk by a third'
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can cut heart attacks, strokes and death rates in people at high risk of heart disease by as much as a third, research shows. Changing the balance of foods in a diet can lessen the risk even before heart-related illness strikes, according to a major clinical trial.
Previous studies have compared the effects of the diet on people after they have suffered a heart attack or stroke – with many showing improved heart health.
SANTIAGO — I decided to make the great sacrifice of sampling several different types of red wine so that I could provide you a guide to tasty reds of the relatively inexpensive variety. Ok… truth be told, I drank these wines not for the purpose of informing others what they tasted like, but to please my own palate. I should add that this is a guide to reds because I do not enjoy white wine, and thus have not sacrificed myself so willingly on that front.
WHO needs Harrods, posh West End restaurants, the King’s Road and Red Rom when you’ve got Primark, pie ’n chips, Wigan Pier and Dave Whelan?
That is the view of Austrian ace Paul Scharner, who insists Wigan is the GREATEST town in England.
Eccentric Scharner, 32, will be charged with the task of trying to extend Chelsea flop Fernando Torres’ miserable run of only one goal in 11 games when the Latics visit Stamford Bridge today.
Wind turbines – not just hateful but ruddy dangerous too!
Richard Dawkins you are WRONG. There IS definitely a God – and for proof, look no further than His decision to topple a ruddy great wind turbine at Bradworthy in Devon just a day before my first ever appearance on Question Time.
Britain becomes Germany's biggest trade partner as Berlin-London pact deepens
Britain has overtaken France to become Germany’s biggest global trade partner for the first time in the modern era, solidifying the emergence of a “special relationship” between Europe’s two like-minded northern powers.
Fresh data from the Bundesbank show that Anglo-German trade in goods and services soared to €153bn in the first nine months of 2012, with both exports and imports booming at double-digit rates.
A place of refuge for a gentleman in desperate need of a peaceful corner for his packet of peanuts and a pint.
But today, as numbers fall and fall again, working men’s clubs are battling to keep themselves from calling last and final orders.
“Many of these types of places are being forced to shut down due to lack of interest,” explains local author and club advocate Steve Christie.
“They are dying a slow death. They can’t replace the old patrons with anyone new.
Fury in Argentina after British tabloid places advert in Buenos Aires newspaper saying ‘Hands off the Falklands’
By Steve Robson
Protesters in Argentina burned British flags in the street after a tabloid placed an advert in a Buenos Aires newspaper telling them 'Hands off the Falklands'.
A letter written by The Sun was published in Argentina's main English language newspaper the Buenos Aires Herald in response to demands from President Cristina Fernandez to open talks over sovereignty of the islands.