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Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Last month’s poll showed a three-point Labour lead.
In addition to voting intention we have asked if people agree or disagree with the following statements:
Ed Miliband did the right thing by giving money to the person begging in the street
Ed Miliband [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 11:37 am

Friday Book Design Blog: 70×70, by Iain Sinclair, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: 70×70, by Iain Sinclair

When I think of books by Iain Sinclair, I think not just of the plump, respectable lead title hardbacks from Granta and Hamish Hamilton that have been coming with happy regularity the last decade and a half, and neither of the well-thumbed Vintage paperbacks that I first read him in, but also of the strange [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 14 November 2014 at 1:45 pm

Helping savers will not help the recovery, Chunomics

Helping savers will not help the recovery

If interest rates were to rise to around 2.5 per cent few savers would spend more. But, by contrast, many borrowers would spend less according to Bank of England research.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 14 November 2014 at 12:00 pm

Dan Ghenacia on Apollonia’s world tour and their debut album, Music

Dan Ghenacia on Apollonia’s world tour and their debut album

As one third of Apollonia Dan Ghenacia is currently embarking on a world tour of epic proportions, hitting almost every continent on the planet over the coming months to support the release of the trio’s brand new album ‘Tour à Tour’. Dan is also one of the key protagonists of Paris’ hugely influential house scene, [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 2:39 pm

Introducing: Black Foxxes, Arts

Introducing: Black Foxxes

Exeter based three-piece Black Foxxes are gearing up to independently release their debut EP ‘Pines’, on 24th November. Its 5 tracks are remarkably accomplished, flitting effortlessly between delicate mournful angst and raw distressed rage, often within a single verse. That these transitions feel completely natural would be a stunning achievement even for a veteran act [...]

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 11:00 am

Her Outdoors: Sowing broad beans, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Sowing broad beans

I’ve just had a week’s holiday, and spent most of it getting my plot whipped into shape for the winter. At this time of year, there’s a lot of clearing up to do – raking up leaves to make leaf mould, tearing out the last of the spent runner and climbing bean plants to put [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 3:07 pm

Techno artist Roberto on his double life, Music

Techno artist Roberto on his double life

Roberto is a techno producer whose roots are in drum n bass. His lifestyle is of particular interest as he holds down a full-time job, a marriage and recently became a father for the first time, while juggling his production and DJ endeavours. We met sometime ago and finally got round to having a chat [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 3:36 pm

Bribe-free Railways Minister in India’s expanded cabinet, The Foreign Desk

Bribe-free Railways Minister in India’s expanded cabinet

Suresh Prabhu, who has been made India’s new railways minister, is most famous for losing his job in 2002 as power minister in the last Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government because he was not collecting bribes for his Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena party. His party boss, the late Bal Thackeray, insisted that he was replaced by [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 10 November 2014 at 4:15 pm

India at last commemorates, with Britain, its role in the ‘forgotten’ 1914-18 war, Battle of Ideas

India at last commemorates, with Britain, its role in the ‘forgotten’ 1914-18 war

It has taken a century for Britain and India to commemorate more than 70,000 Indian troops who died fighting in World War One, and it has taken India over 60 years to decide fully to mark the fallen in that and later wars. Over 1.4m Indian volunteers served in Europe, Africa and elsewhere between 1914 [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 2:21 pm

Barking Blondes: Tricycle, Titchmarsh and Training, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Tricycle, Titchmarsh and Training

It’s over a year since our book was published and since then the market has been flooded with dog related publications.
So we were flattered to be invited to speak at Kilburn’s first literary festival, held at the popular Tricycle Theatre. It was a sell out and how gratifying to perform in front of a dog [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 6:00 am

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