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Do we need a “democratic right” to protest?, Notebook

Do we need a “democratic right” to protest?

Since the student demonstrations erupted last month, over government plans to slash EMA and increase tuition fees to £9000 per year, there has been a lot of debate over our “democratic right” to protest. But what does the term actually mean?

By | Notebook | Monday, 20 December 2010 at 12:00 pm

‘Supervision’ is not enough; the IPCC must handle this investigation themselves, Notebook

‘Supervision’ is not enough; the IPCC must handle this investigation themselves

When yesterday’s headlines announced that the police would be ‘probing’ my official complaint to the IPCC, after being dragged out of my wheelchair by an officer at Thursday’s student demonstration, some kind of medical examination was the first thought that popped into my mind.

By | Notebook | Friday, 17 December 2010 at 11:53 am

Beer: The new (old) taste of London

Sometimes it’s possible to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. You wouldn’t expect, for example, to stumble upon one of Britain’s most interesting breweries under a railway arch in Bermondsey, but that’s where you’ll find The Kernel. The floor is sopping wet and the ceiling shakes every 30 seconds or so as a [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 17 December 2010 at 10:14 am

Games review roundup: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn; Dead Nation; The Sly Trilogy; Just SING!, Games

Games review roundup: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn; Dead Nation; The Sly Trilogy; Just SING!

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring handheld adventuring in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn; a dose of the undead on the streets of Dead Nation; an overhaul of some PS2 classics in The Sly Trilogy and mobile karaoke with Just SING!

By | Games, Notebook | Friday, 17 December 2010 at 9:00 am

Ear To The Ground: Ed Sheeran, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: Ed Sheeran

Suffolk-born Ed Sheeran is an artist who has come from very humble beginnings – starting out at the young age of 14 – to becoming one of the most talked about unsigned artists around at the moment.

By | Notebook | Friday, 17 December 2010 at 6:00 am

EA Sports Active 2: Get fit without getting laughed at, Notebook

EA Sports Active 2: Get fit without getting laughed at

In the revelry of Christmas party season, getting fit comes somewhere between buying new sunglasses and cutting the lawn in the list of things furthest from most peoples’ minds. But come New Years resolution time, when the guilt of a thousand roast potatoes begins to set in, the first thing many people think to do [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 16 December 2010 at 4:46 pm

Christmas in the good old days, Notebook

Christmas in the good old days

Whether it’s 1810 or 2010, Whitehaven has some unique and very English ways of celebrating Christmas

By | Notebook | Thursday, 16 December 2010 at 1:48 pm

The Social Network’s Mark Zuckerberg “bears almost no resemblance to the real thing.”, Film

The Social Network’s Mark Zuckerberg “bears almost no resemblance to the real thing.”

If you can be bothered to read one lengthy piece of journalism today, make sure that it’s Time’s excellent profile of Mark Zuckerberg which has been published to coincide with the publication of that magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition.

By | Film, Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 16 December 2010 at 8:17 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 15 December 2010 at 5:33 pm

Greetings Card Campaign: Women of Zimbabwe Arise, Notebook

Greetings Card Campaign: Women of Zimbabwe Arise

As the festive season fast approaches, Jenni Williams of WOZA thanks supporters of Amnesty International’s Greetings Card Campaign for taking part.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 15 December 2010 at 4:03 pm

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