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By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 12:19 pm

George Davis wasn’t as innocent as all that, McSmith

George Davis wasn’t as innocent as all that

Presumably we will read more in one of the Sunday tabs about George Davis, the man who became the  most popular slogan ever to emerge from London’s gangland. The case dates from those ‘Life on Mars’ days when judges, juries, journalists and the public assumed that if a police officer said something on oath, it must [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 11:16 am

Online House Hunter: Banking on bank holidays, Property

Online House Hunter: Banking on bank holidays

Another Bank Holiday coming up – our Online House Hunter discusses whether it’s an opportunity for increasing viewings or an excuse to explain away poor sales figures

By | Property | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 7:00 am

Example: I’m not the best rapper or singer, but I convert people, Music

Example: I’m not the best rapper or singer, but I convert people

Elliot Gleave, or Example as he’s better known in the charts, got his breakthrough with the catchy pop song ‘Kickstarts’ last year. His upcoming third album will take a darker turn into dubstep and dance, featuring ‘Swallowed Up By The Floor’ which is about “taking shitloads of ketamine”. The ubiquitous rapper will be playing at 25 festivals across the summer so if you haven’t seen him live already, expect to be seeing him at a stage near you. The confident star describes what he thinks makes his act so appealing to the public, and how he intends to stay at the top of his game.

By | Music | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Depleted Wales will struggle against full-strength Scotland, Sport

iBet: Depleted Wales will struggle against full-strength Scotland

Wales v Scotland, Carling Nations Cup
Lay Wales at 2.6 to one
Scotland hammered Northern Ireland 3-0 in the first round of the Carling Nations Cup ties, thanks to goals from Miller, McArthur and Commons. It was 2-0 at half time and could have been more as the Scots took their foot off the gas in the [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 12:01 am

AIPAC conference confirms futility of negotiations, The Foreign Desk

AIPAC conference confirms futility of negotiations

It was Nelson Mandela who once said, “Only free men can negotiate”.  So-called negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian governments have often taken the form of slave and slave-master over the years.  The rhetoric of the extreme right-wing current Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is only a confirmation of a wider truth; that negotiations with the apartheid [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 4:52 pm

In it for the long run: cheering on others, Health

In it for the long run: cheering on others

On Sunday the tables were turned on me in a most delightful manner. Every year the local YMCA organises a fun run incorporating a 10km adult race and 1 mile children’s races round the local park .
This event is dear to my heart because it was the first ever 10km race I took part in. [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 3:52 pm

Avert a humanitarian catastrophe Mr President, Notebook

Avert a humanitarian catastrophe Mr President

US President Barack Obama, who is visiting the UK at the moment, will be aware of the urgent humanitarian situation facing 3,400 Iranian pro-democracy supporters in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, who came under deadly attack by Iraqi armed forces last month at the behest of Iran.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 3:42 pm

May’s British Beer Video Blog, Notebook

May’s British Beer Video Blog

In this episode Peter Amor visits the historically important family owned Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and Pete Brown reviews some of the East’s finest British cask-conditioned beers
at The Fat Cat Free House in Norwich, Norfolk.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 3:24 pm

SBTV: the UK’s biggest youth media channel, Music

SBTV: the UK’s biggest youth media channel

Jamal Edwards is a guy with his finger on the pulse. His online channel, SB TV – arguably, the biggest youth media network in the UK – has pushed the careers of Ed Sheeran, Devlin and countless others to stratospheric levels. In doing so, he’s clocked up 39 million video views, 50,000 subscribers and trips to Texas to film the likes of Tyler, The Creator and Wiz Khalifa. With both a clothing line and record label in the works, the 20 year old is set for world domination throughout New York and beyond. Ryan Bassil sits down with the young entrepreneur.

By | Music | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 2:54 pm

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