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Barking Blondes: The perfect pooch pic, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: The perfect pooch pic

What makes a good photo of your favourite doggy friend?

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 20 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element, Arts

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element

Here’s an interview with Jordan Peak, who talks about his label Rogue Society and how he copes with Cystic Fibrosis…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 1:07 pm

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Chilli Guac Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Chilli Guac Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a definite family favourite and this recipe is taking it to the next level. The combination of the hot jalapeños, creamy cheese sauce and crispy topping improves this already perfect dish. Don’t feel the guilt just get involved.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 12:41 pm

Defensive, much?, Eagle Eye

Defensive, much?

Ed Balls was on BBC Radio 4’s World At One today, showing just how thin, defensive and selective Labour’s economic message is. Here’s the transcript:
Shaun Ley: If wages outstrip inflation, what cost of living crisis still exists?
Ed Balls: [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 3:48 pm

League table of Prime Ministers, Eagle Eye

League table of Prime Ministers

ComRes carried out a poll of prime ministers since 1964 for The Independent on Sunday last weekend, using a simple “favourable or unfavourable view” question. The last time we did this, in February last year, we asked the question a different way, asking people to rate prime ministers as better or worse than David Cameron.
Last [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 2:26 pm

Why I don’t find this Kim Jong-un stuff amusing

The story of the London hair salon, the portrait of Kim Jong-un and the offended North Korean diplomats is causing a lot of merriment, though personally I don’t find it funny. It is a very dark tale. It reminds of reading the memoirs of the late broadcaster and journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, who described meeting the [...]

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 8:41 am

Politicians will feel the fury of Britain’s renters, Chunomics

Politicians will feel the fury of Britain’s renters

Politicians are wrong if they think 9 million renters will accept this meekly at the election next year.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 at 4:26 pm

Dish of the Day: Times gone by, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: Times gone by

The hospitality industry is changing and its representation in the media should reflect that

By | Dish of the Day | Monday, 14 April 2014 at 3:42 pm

Last Sentences of Novels, Eagle Eye

Last Sentences of Novels

I had a Top 10 Last Sentences of Novels in The New Review, The Independent on Sunday magazine yesterday, a companion piece to Top 10 First Sentences. As I said, my rules about single, complete sentences shorter than 140 characters limit turned out to be quite restrictive.
Single sentences ruled out some promising entries:
Don’t ever tell [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 14 April 2014 at 10:36 am

Indian IT tycoon bucks Congress Party image and offers change in how country runs, The Foreign Desk

Indian IT tycoon bucks Congress Party image and offers change in how country runs

As India’s Congress Party stumbles towards what looks like a massive general election defeat, one candidate is performing with the conviction of a potential winner who believes he can help implement change in the way that India works. Nandan Nilekani, the Congress Party candidate in Bangalore South is well aware that he has only a [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 7:30 pm

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