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St Lucia Jazz Festival Review, Music

St Lucia Jazz Festival Review

The setting is one that makes avoiding clichés a challenge; spectacular white sands, coconut palms, and glistening turquoise ocean-think Bounty advert and you’d be halfway there. What sets St Lucia apart from the rest of the Caribbean islands though, are those five days in May when the island is penetrated with the sound of jazz, playing host to one of the largest and most prestigious Jazz festivals in the world. This year’s buzz centred around the 20th anniversary of the festival, inviting headliners Trey Songz, John Legend, and the legendary Chuck Brown, among others.

By | Music | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 11:47 am

Can taking Viagra make you go deaf?, Eagle Eye

Can taking Viagra make you go deaf?

Number 612 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the newspaper that the Prime Minister Dared to Contradict. (I told you it would be cross. Cameron’s ill-advised outburst of common sense in the matter of David Kelly yesterday has “led to anger“. Frankly, its report today should have [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 9:31 am

Online House Hunter: The appeal of new-build, Property

Online House Hunter: The appeal of new-build

Our Online House Hunter weighs up the pros and cons of buying a brand new home…

By | Property | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 7:00 am

Crime and Punishment: the view from a convicted criminal, Notebook

Crime and Punishment: the view from a convicted criminal

David McMillan is known for escaping from the infamous Klong Prem prison in Bangkok. As one of the world’s most notorious drug smugglers who has seen the highs and lows of an illicit career path, he discusses his present attitude to drugs and the law after a life of crime.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 6:00 am

Trailer: The Next Three Days, Film

Trailer: The Next Three Days

Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit.

By | Film | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 5:00 am

iBet: Peterborough will attack, attack, attack, Sport

iBet: Peterborough will attack, attack, attack

Peterborough v Milton Keynes, League One play-offs
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.6 to one with Betfair
I played cautious in the first leg between these teams in case the manager’s wanted to sound each other out before the real business tonight. I should have known better. Peterborough just continued in their normal gung-ho fashion, scoring [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 12:01 am

1 in 5 young people unemployed: how has it come to this?, Notebook

1 in 5 young people unemployed: how has it come to this?

Figures released today reveal that overall unemployment has fallen to 2.46 million, but the most worrying statistic is the jobless rate for young people reaching 20%.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 4:44 pm

The Lizard People Are Going to be Very Cross, Eagle Eye

The Lizard People Are Going to be Very Cross

Uh oh. David Cameron has recklessly upset the lizard people from the lower levels of the fourth dimension who run the Daily Mail. Look at this exchange at Prime Minister’s Questions today:
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle) (Con): Now that there is to be a full investigation into the abduction or murder of Madeleine McCann, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 4:25 pm

Did a gluten-free diet make Novak Djokovic the best tennis player in the world?, Eagle Eye

Did a gluten-free diet make Novak Djokovic the best tennis player in the world?

I do not normally do sport, apart from American football. I have a particular aversion to tennis, until they abolish the babyish second-service rule. And I have never heard of Novak Djokovic. But this, asked by Irish website The Score, is good enough to be number 611 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 at 4:06 pm

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

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