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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

Winter Warmer One Dish Wonder: Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Harissa Fried Eggs, Dish of the Day

Winter Warmer One Dish Wonder: Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Harissa Fried Eggs

This week The Reluctant Vegetarian gives us a winter warmer with her Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Harissa Fried Eggs

By | Dish of the Day | Friday, 7 November 2014 at 12:52 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: Nairn’s London, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: Nairn’s London

All book design – like all craft, all art – is a shuttling negotiation between tradition and experiment, the way it was and the way it might be. As a result, it might sometimes seem as if this blog is fixated with the retro mode in design, with books that look more than a little [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 7 November 2014 at 11:18 am

Current accounts: don’t wait for official investigation to sort things out, get yourself a new deal and save money now using this table, The Money Blog

Current accounts: don’t wait for official investigation to sort things out, get yourself a new deal and save money now using this table

You could save hundreds in banking costs by switching. Here’s a table to help you find the right current account

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 11:28 am

Club 2 Club: Merging avant-garde electronica with pop, Music

Club 2 Club: Merging avant-garde electronica with pop

This week Club 2 Club returns to Turin in Italy, with a superb line-up made up of electronic and pop acts who push the boundaries of both genres. It’s a great concept that utilises the city’s many club spaces to give every artist a chance to shine, while offering visitors a glimpse at new [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 4 November 2014 at 2:32 pm

Children’s Book Blog – Ask the author: Marcus Sedgwick, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – Ask the author: Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick is one of Britain’s most celebrated and prolific Young Adult authors. His debut novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award in 2000 and he has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal five times.
His latest book, The Ghosts of Heaven, is made up of four short stories which span millennia, from prehistory to a [...]

By | Arts | Monday, 3 November 2014 at 3:07 pm

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