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In it for the long run: alleviating the boredom, Sport

In it for the long run: alleviating the boredom

There are numerous perfectly valid reasons why the majority of the population don’t run. And one of the most frequent offered up to me when conversation turns to marathon training is how boring it must be.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 2:50 pm

The year of the rabbit, Notebook

The year of the rabbit

Fireworks, fanfare, festivities and folklore as China sees in the New Year

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:58 pm

The price of your takeaway, Chunomics

The price of your takeaway

For most folk most of the time the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply doesn’t get the pulse rating, but it is not to be underestimated, and especially for the window on the economic future it offers us. Their surveys of managers at the “sharp end” usually give a fairly good idea of where we [...]

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:51 pm

Welcome to the return of the Motorcycle Diaries!, Sport

Welcome to the return of the Motorcycle Diaries!

Yes my once amateurly made video blog The Motorcycle Diaries is back, but this time…it’s well…much better!

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:12 pm

Chapter 2: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, Notebook

Chapter 2: ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’

The second 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 | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 10:29 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best on the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 10:20 am

iBet: Scotland and the Six Nations, Sport

iBet: Scotland and the Six Nations

Scotland v Wales, Six Nations, Saturday 12 February, 5pm
Back Scotland with a 14pt start at Evs, generally available
Not much football to go at over the next couple of days so it’s a good chance to take a look at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Union clashes coming up. England have been heavily backed to beat [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Straw: I tried to stop crazed warmonger, Eagle Eye

Straw: I tried to stop crazed warmonger

Thus the reporting of the Iraq Inquiry hearings ends, as it began, with distortion. The Evening Standard puts this headline on the former Foreign Secretary’s evidence:
Jack Straw: I told Tony Blair days before Iraq invasion not to send British troops
At least intelligent readers can work out for themselves that the headline does not reflect the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 9:47 pm

Who and Why is Craig Oliver?, Eagle Eye

Who and Why is Craig Oliver?

I can offer no snippets about the private life of Craig Oliver, the Prime Minister’s new head of communications. But I can make two observations.
1. He was responsible for the BBC’s election night programme. I can remember Andrew Neil on a boat (right). I can remember giving up on the BBC’s coverage because Sky, ITV [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 6:57 pm

Looking bad on interest rates, Chunomics

Looking bad on interest rates

At their very impressive economic briefing this morning analysts from the Institute for fiscal Studies and Barclays suggested that inflation was more of a danger than the Treasury and the Bank of England might think – because so much of the potential ability of the economy to produce goods and services was wiped out in the recession.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at 6:05 pm

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