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If you only run one half marathon next year – you’re not entering enough events, oh and make sure it’s the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Despite the fact my running’s even woefully slower than usual, I actually enjoyed being one of the 16,000 runners – all ages and abilities – taking part in last [...]
Apart from General Elections, the busiest time for a political journalist is the autumn party conference season. Three or four weeks of travelling around the country to different party’s conferences, sometimes by the seaside, sometimes in cities like Manchester or Birmingham. I miss my daughter, but I also miss my allotment, where the harvest is [...]
Three works by Amrita Sher-Gil, a painter regarded as a pioneer of modern Indian art, have been sold for over $2.5m at auctions this year. All are self-portraits by an artist whose works have a rarity value internationally because they have been declared “national treasures” by the Indian government, which means that those in India [...]
As you hurtle around Paris, there are a multitude of advertisements for Jonathan Anderson’s latest Loewe collection. I began to notice them – with their monumental Meisel images of Raquel Zimmermann awash with pastels – as soon as I left the Eurostar. I’m not sure what they cost, all those hoardings. But they’re doing their job. It made me think a lot about Loewe, about what Anderson is doing there, and how it’s making everything else look old.
Before the Ealing half-marathon last weekend http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2015/09/28/that-ealing-feeling-half-marathon-review/ I hadn’t run a half-marathon in more than a year, and in nine days’ time I’ll be running another one. Why the sudden rush? Well, this time – on Sunday October 11 – it’s the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon with 16,000 runners registered, and, like Ealing, it’s special, but in a completely different way.
The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon began life in 2008 as [...]
Unless one is going to take refuge in the discredited theory of an expansionary fiscal contraction or the scare story that closing the deficit any less rapidly would have resulted in a catastrophic run on UK government debt it’s still clear the economy would have recovered more rapidly without the Chancellor’s austerity.
LONDON: What do Narendra Modi, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and Arvind Kejriwal, to name but a few, have in common? They are all politicians (or in one case, a potential politician) who have emerged recently because of voters’ disenchantment with the way that their predecessors have run broadly consensus politics supported by establishments controlled by [...]
It’s amazing how in just four years the Ealing Half-Marathon has become such a well-loved fixture on the London running scene. This year was my fourth, having run every one since it started and once again it was a fantastic experience – a superbly organised event with a real community feel, blessed by fabulous weather.
In early September it feels like we are still clinging onto summer. By late September, after the autumnal equinox, it feels like a headlong rush towards winter. It doesn’t matter if there’s an Indian Summer (and I thought one was promised for this weekend), if the sun beats down at lunchtime and makes you hang [...]
Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the opposition has failed to close the gap between the Conservatives and Labour according to a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday. The Conservatives are up two percentage points, and Labour up one, leaving the Conservatives 12 points ahead.
But 52 per cent of people [...]
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