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Narendra Modi kick-starts India’s government in his first 100 days, The Foreign Desk

Narendra Modi kick-starts India’s government in his first 100 days

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata government is now celebrating its first 100 days in power. Modi is now in Japan on his first big international visit as the guest of prime minister Shinzo Abe, who has given him an effusively warm personal welcome that reflects their rapport
Two days ago it was announced that economic growth reached 5.7% for the [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 31 August 2014 at 1:56 pm

The Barking Blondes: Dog People, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes: Dog People

With the passing of a close friend, the Barking Blondes realise just how important their dogs are

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 10:29 pm

The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Juicy Ripe Nectarine & Dolcelatte Salad, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Juicy Ripe Nectarine & Dolcelatte Salad

This salad is as simple as it gets; takes five minutes to make and no time at all to scoff. It’s a great dish to serve alongside a BBQ or as an appetiser. Anna Barnett explains how

By | Dish of the Day | Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 10:23 pm

The Barking Blondes: Doggy diets, The Dog Blog

The Barking Blondes: Doggy diets

Anna Webb and Joanne Good discuss dog diets

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 25 August 2014 at 5:49 pm

Her Outdoors: Finland edition, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Finland edition

While the British allotment-holder struts and frets from March to October, in Finland it is, as you can imagine, entirely different. Snow covers the ground from late autumn to mid-spring, and nothing can be sown into the soil, still frozen in April, until well into May. The season is short, but intense – as I [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Saturday, 23 August 2014 at 8:30 pm

Conservative image detoxified at last?, Eagle Eye

Conservative image detoxified at last?

Labour’s lead over the Conservatives remains squeezed, at two points, little changed from last month’s three-point margin, in the ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. But the poll’s Favourability Index finds that the Conservative Party is viewed more favourably than Labour for the first time, suggesting that [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 23 August 2014 at 7:28 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Last month Labour had a three-point lead. This month we have resumed our Favourability Index, asking if people have a favourable or unfavourable view of:
• five parties, including the Scottish National Party, now that we are into the final month of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 23 August 2014 at 10:10 am

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event, Music

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event

Dusan Kovacevic is the operational manager at Serbia’s one and only EXIT Festival. It is a music event that has its roots steeped in politics and was conceived as a student movement which fought for freedom in the Balkan region. It is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe and remains active in social causes, this year using its position to raise money for the victims of devastating floods in the Balkans.

By | Music | Thursday, 21 August 2014 at 8:18 pm

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Minted Jersey Royals & BBQ’d Red Pepper Frittata, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Minted Jersey Royals & BBQ’d Red Pepper Frittata

This makes a perfect brunch, lunch or dinner option and if you have leftover new potatoes (like I did when I made this) then it’s a great way to use them up.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 21 August 2014 at 8:02 pm

Yvette Cooper blames Government for allowing British jihadis, Eagle Eye

Yvette Cooper blames Government for allowing British jihadis

Yvette Cooper linked British jihadists in Syria and Iraq with the Government’s having “stopped” a lot of the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme, when she was on BBC News Channel this morning.
Here is the transcript:
Simon McCoy: While I have you here and in your role as Shadow Home Secretary, could I just ask you about the overnight [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 12:18 pm

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