The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
For December I’ve decided to turn the children...
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What a tangled web we weave…...
Richmondshire, Warwick, Cheshire West, Isles of Scilly and Cheltenham only areas where house prices have exceeded 2008 level
In all the reporting of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles published yesterday, I have seen no comment on the discrepancy between the number of partners reported by men and by women – as summarised in this graphic, or, as they are called nowadays, infographic (because before about 1996 graphics contained no information).
Indeed, most [...]
It’s as if Margaret Thatcher never existed; young people today; gone to the dogs; laws of supply and demand.
My excellent young colleague Jamie Merrill complains in The Independent today that it is hard to buy tickets online for popular events (such as the Monty Python reunion) because they get snapped up by touts and then [...]
Boylesports report support for Manchester United to win in Germany but I’m seeing this one the other way. Just a point separates these two teams in Group A but the bookmakers have United as short as 2/5 to win the group.
This looks on paper like a tight, top of the table clash but on the formbook Brentford look to have the upper hand.
The US hip-hop duo of Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and New York producer/emcee El-P—collectively known as Run The Jewels—are in London this week. The pairing’s first collaborative album, also called ‘Run The Jewels’, was released in June this year initially as a digital download on hip-hop/electronic label Fool’s Gold Records and later on limited edition marble green double vinyl, garnering universal acclaim from fans and critics.
It was pointed out after Ed Miliband’s conference speech that his price freeze gimmick had put investment in green energy at risk. And so it is proving. RWE, one of the big six energy companies, has pulled out of the planned Atlantic Array wind farm off the north Devon coast.
It doesn’t take military-strength decryption to [...]
The origin of Donald Rumsfeld’s best-known phrase, about “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”, turns out to be a known unknown. The former US Secretary of Defense was asked by Liam Fox, former Defence Secretary, whether he had written the phrase. Rumsfeld said: “There were 15 smart people in the room for three days – I don’t [...]
Plus Help to Buy – no help to first time buyers?
They are virtues that are paramount in all sports across the globe and should not be devoid from the limelight. We have seen a huge lack of it in recent days and it has caused a stir around the cauldron of the Gabba as Australia routed a paltry England in less than four days.
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