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What is really happening to average pay?, Chunomics

What is really happening to average pay?

People in continuous employment always see pay rise faster than all employees and this is neither surprising nor new.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 4:05 pm

Barking Blondes: Dogs living outside, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dogs living outside

On a recent long weekend break to Spain, we were excited to spy a British bulldog asleep on an adjacent balcony. From our apartment, we could watch his every move and were concerned to discover there were no evidence of food or water bowls. After, what was an uncharacteristically cold night for the area, we were even more alarmed to see he had not been moved indoors and it was apparent the owners were away.

By | The Dog Blog | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 10:31 am

Narendra Modi’s BJP routed in Delhi election, The Foreign Desk

Narendra Modi’s BJP routed in Delhi election

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has today suffered the biggest defeat of his political career with his Bharatiya Janata Party being routed in elections for the Delhi state-level assembly.
The Aam Aadmi or common man party has swept the polls winning  67 of the 70 seats, driving the BJP down to just three and the Congress Party to [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 9:36 am

Her Outdoors: Herb Outdoors special: Making a mint, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Herb Outdoors special: Making a mint

When I bought my first flat in London in 2004, I fell in love with the garden more than the actual property. It was a one-bed flat in Stockwell and was pretty small – smaller, in fact, than the garden. There was gravel and raised beds shaped into a maze created by the previous owners, [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 9:32 am

Hawk Eyes – ‘Everything is Fine’ Album Stream, Arts

Hawk Eyes – ‘Everything is Fine’ Album Stream

Leeds based riff factory Hawk Eyes have just released their brilliant new album Everything is Fine, their third full-length release, which is available to stream in full below. It sees the band expanding their musical horizons, with a more focused and direct approach to that found on either 2010’s Modern Bodies or 2012’s Ideas.
Speaking to [...]

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 9 February 2015 at 11:00 am

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Zesty Lentil Sprout and Avocado Salad, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Zesty Lentil Sprout and Avocado Salad

This salad is packed full of flavour, nutrients and everything else that’s good for you. This is a well-balanced guilt free meal for those days when you fancy being a little healthier.
Feeds – 4
Preparations Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 15-17 minutes
Ingredients
Glug of rapeseed oil
2 handfuls / 350g Brussels sprouts
400g / 1 Tin Green lentils [...]

By | Dish of the Day | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 5:35 pm

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja, Music

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja

Ghostly International’s Lord Raja shares his five favourite tracks – including one by Prince which is near-impossible to find…

By | Music | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 12:15 pm

Pianos Become The Teeth Interview – “With ‘Keep You’ we felt like we could stretch our wings”, Arts

Pianos Become The Teeth Interview – “With ‘Keep You’ we felt like we could stretch our wings”

With their third album, ‘Keep You’ Maryland’s Pianos Become The Teeth have tempered their abrasive edge and embraced a more organic subtler sound. In doing so, they have created their best and most accessible album to date. Remfry Dedman sat down with the band to discuss fan reaction, remote recording and never being pigeon-holed.
You’ve been [...]

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 11:00 am

Michael Gove: The Myth of the Zombie Parliament, Eagle Eye

Michael Gove: The Myth of the Zombie Parliament

Michael Gove, the Chief Whip, spoke at Policy Exchange today. Here is the text (cartoon by Political Satire Book of the Year award winner Martin Rowson, with his kind permission):
Unfashionable causes should always know they have an ally in me. Learning poetry by heart, keeping the Elgin marbles in the British Museum, allowing Wham to [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 5 February 2015 at 7:41 pm

Introducing…Scottish Book Trust’s new Children’s Book Blog, Arts

Introducing…Scottish Book Trust’s new Children’s Book Blog

Welcome to the Scottish Book Trust’s children’s book blog! If you’re 16 or under and love a good story, then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re a parent, teacher or anyone else with an interest in children’s reading, this is for you too. And if you’re an aspiring children’s writer or illustrator, there’ll [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 5 February 2015 at 11:36 am

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