Angela Francis

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TV review of the year 2013: Breaking Bad, Broadchurch and Netflix

This was the year in which television dramas escaped from the box, with House of Cards being screened on-demand only for subscribers to Netflix. But, if Netflix pioneered programmes without a TV set, it was sometimes tempting to suggest that the conventional networks had TV sets without the …

Christmas ghost stories: Stairs by Penelope Lively

An exclusive short story by the Booker-winning veteran author<p><b>Here we go,</b> she thought: "Ripe for renovation." Of course. Another one.<p>Tim was turning off the main road, responding to the satnav. They left the traffic, forged through a mesh of suburban streets, arrived at the heart of what had once …

Cable calls for review of Help to Buy scheme | Reuters

(Reuters) - The UK’s business minister has called for a rethink of the government’s “Help to Buy” scheme because of concerns over a housing boom in London and South East England.<p>Britain's Business Secretary Vince Cable speaks at the Liberal Democrats autumn conference in Glasgow, Scotland September …

Why is the European court of human rights hated by the UK right?

Amiran Natsvlishvili is not complaining about the kidnapping. Nor about the brutal beatings, or the huge ransom his family had to pay for his release. The former managing director of a state car plant in Georgia is not bitter, either, about the accusations of embezzlement and misuse of public funds.<p>…

U.S. will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran - Rice | Reuters

HONOLULU (Reuters) - The United States and its allies will have ways to reimpose sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic is caught making bombs after striking a deal to freeze its nuclear program, national security adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday.<p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice …

2013 and all that: a year to remember

<b>Age:</b> Almost a year.<p><b>Appearance:</b> More disappearance. In a week or so.<p><b>Big themes:</b> Surveillance, gay marriage, horsemeat, tattoos, fracking, badgers, abdication.<p><b>Who abdicated?</b> Pope Benedict XVI, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Albert II of Belgium, Alex Ferguson.<p><b>Other departures:</b> Nelson Mandela, …

Elaborate Geometric Masks Made from a Single Sheet of Paper

These complex works of paper manipulation are the origami masterpieces of artist Joel Cooper. Each piece is designed and folded from a single sheet of paper without the use of cuts or glue. Cooper employs a specific style of origami called tessellation. Before he can even begin to design his …

Crafting

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week