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Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport, Health

Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport

James Moore will chronicle his experiences in wheelchair basketball, highlight any events of note (world/UK championships and the like), and cover some of the big issues facing disability sports

By | Health, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:01 pm

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Triple Onion Bhaji with Zesty Herb Raita, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Triple Onion Bhaji with Zesty Herb Raita

I’m not ashamed to admit it but I can’t order or go for a curry without tucking into the onion bhajis. Despite my efforts to not be greedy I can always justify/make room for as many as are in front of me.

By | Dish of the Day | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 at 2:16 pm

Mount Street: fashion’s new promised land, Fashion

Mount Street: fashion’s new promised land

Last week, Linda Farrow fêted the official opening of their London flagship on Mayfair’s Mount Street with a swanky dinner at the seafood restaurant Scott’s. Scott’s – infamous as the crucible of Highella-gate, but also purveyor of posh nosh in fashionably undersized proportions – is situated directly across the street from Linda Farrow Gallery. Scott’s is flanked by Marc Jacobs, while the Linda Farrow boutique is adjacent to the expansive new Celine store and the double-frontage of Moynat, a 19th century luxury trunk manufacturer relaunched by LVMH in 2010. Down the street, a hoarding advertises the impending opening of a Roksanda Ilincic boutique. Christopher Kane is also set to open imminently. What is it that makes Mount Street so different, so appealing?

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at 7:07 pm

The Cult of Tony Benn, Eagle Eye

The Cult of Tony Benn

Once again, David Hayes has wrought his magic. He writes beautifully and thoughtfully about British politics for an Australian website, Inside Story. Now he has turned his attention to Tony Benn. His response to the challenge is a bit like that of the audience at the typical Benn revival meeting that he describes at the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at 2:53 pm

Ed Miliband’s Big Speech, Eagle Eye

Ed Miliband’s Big Speech

I cannot make up my mind whether what Ed Miliband is proposing is so vacuous that it wouldn’t matter if he led a government, or if such woolly thinking would be dangerous.
He does us a favour in his big speech today of summarising his economic policy succinctly:
We need to see more good quality middle income [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at 12:20 pm

Words With Opposite Meanings, Eagle Eye

Words With Opposite Meanings

I chose my Top 10 Words With Opposite Meanings in The New Review, The Independent on Sunday magazine, yesterday. I admit that many of them are not quite opposite. Buckle to join together and buckle to collapse are not at 180 degrees to each other.
Tom Freeman correctly points out that literally as an intensifier does [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 8:44 pm

Ibet: Real Madrid To Get The Job Finished In Dortmund, Football

Ibet: Real Madrid To Get The Job Finished In Dortmund

Dortmund have top scorer Robert Lewandowski back for Real Madrid’s visit but you have to wonder whether the Germans are a little bit out-gunned here.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 4:07 pm

Dish of the Day: The importance of brunch, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The importance of brunch

Why, at breakfast or brunch times, people tend to not be interested in the menu on offer, and feel totally fine with making their own?

By | Dish of the Day | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 11:01 am

The cost of South Sudan inaction: flashbacks to Rwanda’s humanitarian nightmare, Notebook

The cost of South Sudan inaction: flashbacks to Rwanda’s humanitarian nightmare

Is South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis comparable with Rwanda’s – twenty years after the world promised ‘never again’?

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 7:00 am

Children’s Book Blog: Discovering stories in East London, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Discovering stories in East London

Here’s a timely recommendation for any parents looking something fun (and sneakily educational) to do with the kids this Easter holidays: the ‘Discover’ Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, East London.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 12:00 am

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