"I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched."
—John K. Hutchens
- Nelson Mandela: Aids campaigner Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:35:57 GMT
- Though at first muted in his approach to HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela became a dedicated advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease.
- Vitamin D's disease role queried Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:40:35 GMT
- Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes.
- England given tough World Cup draw Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:05:18 GMT
- England will play against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
- Sporting icons pay tribute to Mandela Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:59:31 GMT
- Muhammad Ali and Pele lead tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.
- How to kill off World Cup 'group of death' Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:40:15 GMT
- As fans prepare for the draw for next year's World Cup in Brazil, Ben Carter considers how the process could be made fairer.
- 25 readers' designs for a new union jack Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:23:19 GMT
- After our piece on possible alternatives to the union jack, many readers decided to design their own.
- France takes military action in CAR Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:25:37 GMT
- A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched "immediately", as scores die in fresh sectarian fighting.
- Marine jailed for Afghan murder Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:37:30 GMT
- Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
- Elton John's Russia gigs to go ahead Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:30:54 GMT
- Russian promoters insist Elton John's concerts will happen this weekend, despite concerns over the country's legal crackdown on gay rights.
- Six Mexicans treated for 'radiation' Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:51:12 GMT
- Six people are admitted to hospital with possible radiation poisoning in central Mexico, where a truck containing radioactive material was stolen earlier this week.
- Egypt stops Morsi prison visits Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:11:48 GMT
- Egypt's interior ministry says it will no longer allow visits to Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained since being deposed as president in July.
- US fast-food workers in strike Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:19:52 GMT
- Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
- High tides warning follows UK storm Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:31:19 GMT
- People living on the east coast of England are warned to stay away from their homes because of further high tides expected later.
- Queen leads Nelson Mandela tributes Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:40:10 GMT
- A vigil is held in London's Trafalgar Square, after the Queen says she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death.
- UK growth 'hides disappointing news' Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:26:32 GMT
- Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.