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The Barking Blondes: Lost Dogs, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes: Lost Dogs

Many films and works of fiction have been based on the tear-jerking scenario of a lost dog making its way home.
Well how about this to tug on the old heart strings?
A Labrador cross who covered 120 miles before being reunited with its owner?
Howard Hughes, a reporter from BBC Radio Berkshire, contributed to our dog radio [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 14 September 2014 at 6:00 am

Friday Book Design Blog: Man Booker Prize Shortlist Special 2014, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: Man Booker Prize Shortlist Special 2014

So we have the shortlist, which leads me naturally to rack up the six books in the running for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and judge them on the purely cosmetic basis of their good looks. In alphabetical order of the authors, then:

First up, Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again At A Decent Hour (links to [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 12 September 2014 at 11:00 am

How Scotland could be better off without its big banks, Chunomics

How Scotland could be better off without its big banks

Scotland’s banks have vast balance sheets, worth more than twelve times the country’s £150bn GDP. The fiscal position of an independent Scotland could look better if they did re-domicile.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 12 September 2014 at 10:58 am

Wheels: Journeys through paralympic sport – International Paralympics Day 2014, Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport

Wheels: Journeys through paralympic sport – International Paralympics Day 2014

Following International Paralympics Day 2014, James Moore discusses getting more able-bodied participants involved in paralympic sport and the positive impact this could have on young people

By | Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport | Friday, 12 September 2014 at 9:52 am

Are the Scots really sucking up a massive subsidy?, Chunomics

Are the Scots really sucking up a massive subsidy?

Public service spending per head in Scotland is is higher than in England. But it’s lower than in Northern Ireland and some English regions.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 12:27 pm

How profligate was Labour by international standards?, Chunomics

How profligate was Labour by international standards?

By citing the OECD view of the size of the structural deficit in 2007, and then sticking to the IFS narrative on the pace of austerity the Treasury seems to be guilty of cherry picking.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 at 4:47 pm

Another straw breaks over Scotland, Eagle Eye

Another straw breaks over Scotland

After the YouGov and Panelbase opinion polls on Sunday, there were still straws at which those who want to keep the union could clutch. We could not say it was “just one poll”, but we could say that it was “just one polling company”, namely YouGov, that had showed support for a Yes vote surging.
That [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 at 12:01 am

Victoria Beckham and Altuzarra: elation, deflation and schadenfreude in New York, Fashion

Victoria Beckham and Altuzarra: elation, deflation and schadenfreude in New York

I often wonder what people really want from Victoria Beckham’s label. In fact, that’s rubbish. I know exactly what they want. Shall we be blunt? They want her to fall spectacularly, sensationally flat on her face. They’ve been wanting her to do it since day one, because Beckham has it all and the fashion world loves a bit of schadenfreude.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 7 September 2014 at 7:29 pm

EUROSTAR CONTINUE TO SAY “NO” TO PETS, The Dog Blog

EUROSTAR CONTINUE TO SAY “NO” TO PETS

Today ( Sunday) a group of peaceful pet enthusiasts, calling themselves “Get Pets To Paris”, will be meeting outside St Pancras station as part of a campaign to encourage Eurostar to become more dog friendly.
Despite ferries, airlines, and Eurotunnel being open for dogs, Eurostar is yet to optimise the burgeoning ‘hound-pound’ market.
Considering that 27% [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 7 September 2014 at 8:00 am

Pugh, Wu, Gurung and Alexander Wang: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff at New York Fashion Week, Fashion

Pugh, Wu, Gurung and Alexander Wang: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is a nice way to start the season, for very cynical reasons. There are lots of shows, and few new ideas. You get plenty of reflections of the season just passed – especially at the very start of a “week” where, in all honesty, we could be done, packed, and back across the Atlantic in four days if we shunted most of the chaff off the schedule.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 7 September 2014 at 4:04 am

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