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Extreme Freestyling comes to the Docklands, Notebook

Extreme Freestyling comes to the Docklands

With the Monster Extreme freestyle tour kicking off in the next few days, we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with the stars that will be performing, like Nate Adams and Chris Birch, when they came to London’s Dockland arena to have a play about. I also get to show you just how bad I am at this incredible new sport…

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 3:32 pm

Forcing out Ken Clarke helps the Tory right, Eagle Eye

Forcing out Ken Clarke helps the Tory right

This reminds me of last December’s conflagration over Vince Cable’s comments about taking on Rupert Murdoch. Labour-supporters gleefully called for the Business Secretary to be sacked, apparently oblivious to the fact that, in undermining Cable, they were strengthening the hand of the Chancellor in relation to the banks.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 2:06 pm

Rugby League: Wigan is a rugby town, but Athletic must be admired, Sport

Rugby League: Wigan is a rugby town, but Athletic must be admired

A real quandary on Sunday. It doesn’t happen very often, but every two years or so I get a phone call from the sports desk saying “Forget the rugby for once, we need you for football.”
It’s not as flattering as it sounds. The reason was that everybody else was still on their way back from [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:42 pm

Caught & Social: Naomi Fonda the Forsyth touch, Notebook

Caught & Social: Naomi Fonda the Forsyth touch

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:37 pm

A phone call in Pizza Express, Eagle Eye

A phone call in Pizza Express

Daniel Finkelstein makes a persuasive argument in The Times today (pay wall) against Gordon Brown’s appointment as head of the IMF. Persuasive if not wholly convincing. He opens, however, with the fullest account of Brown’s attempt, when he was Chancellor, to persuade George Osborne to allow him to go on a trip to Israel:
Sitting in [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:31 pm

Today from i, Notebook

Today from i

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:29 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:27 pm

Back pedalling: one fewer bogus quotation, Eagle Eye

Back pedalling: one fewer bogus quotation

A good day for pedants. The education desk in the Conservative press office sarcastically welcomed the conversion of Andy Burnham, Labour’s education spokesman, to the cause of free schools (“U-turn on schools” in The Sun, but it does not appear to be online):
Still doesn’t have any policies but now he opposes one less of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 10:46 am

Online House Hunter: Shops or houses?, Property

Online House Hunter: Shops or houses?

Should town centres fight to save shops or should they simply be turned into flats and houses? Our Online House Hunter looks at the battle ground that is our High Street.

By | Property | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Bournemouth away day problems could continue, Sport

iBet: Bournemouth away day problems could continue

Huddersfield v Bournemouth, League One play-off semi final, second leg
Lay Bournemouth at 4.6 to one
The second rounds of the play-offs are already proving to be more exciting than the first legs, which is to be expected, and tonight it’s the turn of the teams who finished third and sixth in League One. Bournemouth made the [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 12:01 am

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