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iBet: Huddersfield have to go for it, Sport

iBet: Huddersfield have to go for it

Huddersfield v Carlisle, Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Area Semi Final
Back over 2.5 goals at 4/5 with Betfair
Carlisle upset the form book big time in the first leg with a stunning four nil victory against Huddersfield, who are in the play off zone of League One and ten places and 14 points better off than them [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Romance may be dead but football’s magical moments are immortalised, Sport

Romance may be dead but football’s magical moments are immortalised

Governed by his head rather than his heart, Fernando Torres recently declared that romance is dead in football, following his defection from Liverpool to Chelsea. He’s right. Players come, players go, so lacerating the idea of loyalty and often leaving a vapour-trail of duplicity behind them.

By | Sport | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 5:05 pm

It just keeps getting better for Liverpool, Sport

It just keeps getting better for Liverpool

The Independent recently launched a new feature using Facebook that allows football fans to follow the latest news on their team.
All you have to do is click the ‘like’ button and then every story concerning your team goes straight to your Facebook newsfeed. It’s a simple and effective way of keeping up on all the [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 3:23 pm

Which is the worst underground line?, Notebook

Which is the worst underground line?

Boris Johnson asked for a report to be on his desk by the end of Friday after the Jubilee Line was hit by severe disruption, after what unions have said has been the worst week of delays so far this year on the Tube.

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 12:43 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 11:17 am

Defend liberalism, not multiculturalism, Notebook

Defend liberalism, not multiculturalism

My response to David Cameron’s speech.

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 11:05 am

LGBT History Month, Notebook

LGBT History Month

I’m speaking at two events for LGBT History Month.

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 10:55 am

Health Department mandarin says reforms are a “nightmare”, Eagle Eye

Health Department mandarin says reforms are a “nightmare”

Reading the minutes of the the Public Accounts Committee for 25 January, as one does while one waits for kickoff in the Super Bowl, this leapt out at me.
After a complicated discussion about “risk pools” in the new NHS with Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS,* Richard Bacon, Conservative MP for South Norfolk, asked him about accountability.
What [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 11:04 pm

Nick Clegg, heir to Blair, Eagle Eye

Nick Clegg, heir to Blair

It is not only Cameronian Conservatives who read Tony Blair’s book looking for lessons for government. A Liberal Democrat close to Nick Clegg told me they had just read the bit (pages 482-490) about the tuition fees vote of 2004 – which Blair won with a majority of five and which consumed the entire Downing [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 4:06 pm

Tonight’s American Ritual, Eagle Eye

Tonight’s American Ritual

Just in case you missed my preview of tonight’s Super Bowl for The Independent on Sunday – the online version is buried beneath an article about prostitution – here it is:
If you have never watched American football, tonight’s Super Bowl will be as incomprehensible a spectacle as an Aztec sacrifice would have been to the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 11:48 am

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