English Culture

Ashes Victory

Ashes Victory

by the England Cricket Team (with Peter Hayter)

Orion, $120

Sunday, 16 April, 2006, 12:00am

Fans fuming after TV cuts Ashes Test

Thousands of Hong Kong cricket fans were furious when a pay TV channel suddenly ended its broadcast of England's thrilling win over Australia in the second Test of the Ashes series.

TV executives strangely switched coverage to the lower-ranking and less-exciting match between New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Ashes coverage Now! Not hours later

I was one of the many cricket fans affected by Now Broadband's botched coverage ('Cricket fans fume as test vanishes, August 8). I specifically subscribed to the cricket channel for the main purpose of watching live coverage of the Ashes series.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

From A to zyxt, a labour of love

IN THE BEGINNING was the word, well, more than 400,000 of them. And they were good English, but their definitions were incomplete.

8 May 2004 - 12:00am

The Meaning Of Everything

The Meaning Of Everything

by Simon Winchester

Oxford University Press $170

Communication bedevils us: the speed and ease of the internet; the constant stream of television and radio; the forests of paper printed, perused and pulped ...

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Conditions are hardly luxurious

In his somewhat mean-spirited letter, A. E. Gazeley (South China Morning Post, July 5) has given a decidedly one-sided view of the immigration situation in Britain.

It is true Britain received a great many applications for asylum and it is the case that a proportion of applicants do not meet the necessary criteria and are deported.

12 Jul 2000 - 12:00am