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Wheels: Journeys in Paralympic Sport, Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport

Wheels: Journeys in Paralympic Sport

Pushing a wheelchair should be easy, right? You put your hands on the wheels and, well, push. Except, when it comes to sport it’s anything but as James Moore finds out

By | Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 4:24 pm

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Sticky & Sweet Bruschetta to Share, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Sticky & Sweet Bruschetta to Share

There’s no excuse to not try this one, it’s super simple and really delicious. Perfect for sharing and quick enough to whip up after a busy day if you’re entertaining.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:31 pm

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’, Arts

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’

Armin Van Buuren is possibly the world’s biggest trance DJ. He has landed the top spot in DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll five times, hosts a weekly radio show that attracts over 20 million listeners per week and was the first Dutch dance music artist to land a No.1 album in the Dutch charts with 2008’s ‘Imagine’. Last year he got together with Philips to work on creating a pair of DJ-friendly headphones and they will soon be launching, so I spoke to him about the product and what he’s been up to lately…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:25 pm

Top 10 Unrelated Pairs of Words, Eagle Eye

Top 10 Unrelated Pairs of Words

My favourite Top 10 so far in The Independent on Sunday last weekend: surprisingly unrelated pairs of words. I started with male and female, which came to English from different Latin roots (masculus and femina), but which came close to rhyming in Old French (masle and femelle) and thus converged in modern English.
These kinds of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:11 pm

Her Outdoors: Tomato catch-up II, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Tomato catch-up II

Back in February I wrote about getting my tomato plants outside in the middle of April. True to my word, I tentatively put three outside on the front steps last week, and this week I’ve released more into the outdoors. Here on the steps they will stay, because at the allotment they risk being struck [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 5:02 pm

Late period Blair, hard edges sharpened, Eagle Eye

Late period Blair, hard edges sharpened

I commented on Tony Blair’s speech, “Why the Middle East Matters”, on BBC Radio 4 World At One today (starts at 13:29), which was followed by a discussion between Matthew Doyle, who used to be Blair’s press secretary, and Julian Lewis, the defence-minded Conservative MP.
Here is my script:
This speech was hardcore Tony Blair, delivered to an [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 3:30 pm

Caught on camera: the crooks who caused a crash to rip-off us all, The Money Blog

Caught on camera: the crooks who caused a crash to rip-off us all

The moment when crooks deliberately caused a road accident as part of a massive insurance fraud

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 1:03 pm

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”, Uncategorized

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”

Ceri is a young lady who has been steadily working her way up the ranks as both a DJ and a producer. Here’s a chat we had recently…

By | | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 5:35 pm

Ibet: Sit Back And Enjoy As Real Madrid Take On The European Champions, Football

Ibet: Sit Back And Enjoy As Real Madrid Take On The European Champions

It all points to goals in the Champions League semi-final clash between real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but even though the bookies are well aware of this there are still chances to profit

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 5:31 pm

An ignominious end for 10 more words and phrases, Eagle Eye

An ignominious end for 10 more words and phrases

Far from being the authoritarian thought police it has been accused of being, the Banned List Committee is slow to act and tolerant in its judgments. Hashtags, selfies, artisan this and artisan that, hipsters and millennials were banned in The Independent on Sunday last month, but I forgot to add them to this blog’s running [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 1:26 pm

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