Listening to four concerts in which the nine Beethoven symphonies were played in all their coruscating power and glory, it seemed as if the changes wrought by period performance practitioners had never happened"
The 'carmaggedon' in car markets in Europe has led to significant over-capacity issues"
The receipt of ongoing Lottery funding for Scottish athletes may also prove a fertile ground for a protracted quarrel with the London Government."
Combined authorities could be given more control... but some people, including George Osborne, are worried that they lack democratic legitimacy"
South Korean artist Lee Bul has just opened her first solo UK exhibition - at Birmingham's Ikon gallery. Graham Young