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By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 12:22 pm

Clash of the Pop Titans: Britney Vs Gaga, Notebook

Clash of the Pop Titans: Britney Vs Gaga

The next few months are set to be big ones in the world of pop music. Most likely, if you’re an astute follower of the genre, you don’t need me to tell you as you’ve already been running excited laps around your bedroom for weeks to burn off all the nervous energy you’ve collected, salivating at the prospect of what you can almost – but not quite – reach out and grasp.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 11:38 am

Beating the odds, Notebook

Beating the odds

Many days I wake up in utter amazement at how good I feel even though I have lived with a life-limiting disease for almost half of my life now. In a few months, I will celebrate my 50th birthday, a milestone I was never supposed to aspire to, let alone reach. This year also marks 30 years since the first diagnosed case of AIDS in Los Angeles, California. A lot has happened since then, it is a good time to do some reflecting and I will start by sharing my personal story.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 6:00 am

Councils in Hot Water, Notebook

Councils in Hot Water

Would you rather swim in a pool powered by the crematorium next door or not swim at all?
In the last 24 hours, councils in Redditch and Manchester have announced controversial, yet very different plans to cut back on spending. Slashing budgets was always going to be inevitable, but communities are crumpling their noses dissapprovingly [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 8:49 pm

Chapter 3: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, Notebook

Chapter 3: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’

The third chapter to Rab Fulton’s novel ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, a ghostly murder mystery set in the distant future. Inspired by Sophocles – with a nod to Erle Stanley Gardner and Douglas Adams – it is a tale of treachery and blood…We’ll be posting two chapters of his new novel on the Independent every week

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 5:12 pm

Preventing knife crime, Eagle Eye

Preventing knife crime

Last week, ten youths attacked a member of our staff who was on his way home after delivering workshops for the National Youth Theatre’s social inclusion programme. It was a cruel twist of fate that after working with a young demographic that are at risk of offending, he became the innocent victim of youths carrying out a senseless act of violence, in what appeared to be a gang initiation ritual. He survived to tell the tale, and the ten youths were so well disguised they would escape any recourse and no doubt offend again.

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 2:30 pm

The British Beer Video Blog, Notebook

The British Beer Video Blog

The British Beer Video Blog is a series of online films being produced by award winning brewer Peter Amor in association with Ian Hudson films.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 12:12 pm

The Online House Hunter: What your house is worth, Notebook

The Online House Hunter: What your house is worth

KEY to many house moves is, of course, the price you will pay for your new home – and how much you will achieve for your current one.
Type ‘UK house prices’ into Google and a number of commercial websites come flooding on to your screen. However, most are powered from the same source: the independent [...]

By | Notebook, Property | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 11:50 am

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By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 10:50 am

The Online House Hunter: Here to help, Notebook

The Online House Hunter: Here to help

Alan Cleaver introduces a new blog helping house-hunters reduce their stress levels and find their new home.

By | Notebook, Property | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 9:01 am

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