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Pro-democracy activist on trial, Notebook

Pro-democracy activist on trial

Tomorrow, pro-democracy activists involved in the student demonstrations in December last year will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates Court. The demonstrations were followed a media witch-hunt; photographs of so-called “violent thugs”, and appeals for protesters to come forward and give the police information on their fellow students.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 5:02 pm

How the right-wing press lost interest in Gabrielle Browne, Eagle Eye

How the right-wing press lost interest in Gabrielle Browne

It’s a terrible thing to be cynical, but one could easily come away with the impression that these newspapers were only interested in Ms Browne’s opinions so long as they fitted with their own reactionary agenda on criminal justice.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 2:53 pm

Beginners: Interview with Ewan McGregor and director Mike Mills, Film

Beginners: Interview with Ewan McGregor and director Mike Mills

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

By | Film | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 12:58 pm

Anthony Weiner: A Cock and Bull Story, Notebook

Anthony Weiner: A Cock and Bull Story

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Congressman Anthony Weiner held a press conference yesterday morning to admit he sent a picture of his boxered penis to a myriad of tweeting young women, and then lied about it in almost every news medium known to the human race.
It was an unavoidable and unavoidably cringe-worthy affair. He had to apologise, to blush, to [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 12:47 pm

Today from i: Young inventors, Notebook

Today from i: Young inventors

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 11:08 am

Caught & Social: Gaga steals show, Notebook

Caught & Social: Gaga steals show

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 11:01 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 10:51 am

Did Giotto paint the Turin Shroud?, Eagle Eye

Did Giotto paint the Turin Shroud?

Number 626 in the endless series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the automatic story generator at the Daily Mail (right; the online version does not ask a question and therefore risks failing Paul Dacre’s requirement that his entire organisation be devoted to trying to get mentioned on this blog).
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By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 9:31 am

Online House Hunter: Home-buying in market towns, Property

Online House Hunter: Home-buying in market towns

Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver looks at the pulling power of Britain’s market towns.

By | Property | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 7:00 am

The road to recovery: the naughty child feeling, Notebook

The road to recovery: the naughty child feeling

You know it’s time to step back for a minute or two when you’re getting taught common sense by a three-year-old.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 6:00 am

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