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Online House-Hunter: Bookmark essentials, Property

Online House-Hunter: Bookmark essentials

Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver shares his secrets on how the internet can help you find your new home…

By | Property | Friday, 13 May 2011 at 7:00 am

Rihanna, Robbie Savage and Little Pea: Strange football related things this week, Sport

Rihanna, Robbie Savage and Little Pea: Strange football related things this week

Despite lots of exciting on-field matters, there’s still been time for some rather strange and bizarre goings on away from the pitch to catch my attention.

By | Sport | Friday, 13 May 2011 at 12:02 am

iBet: Back Huddersfield in League One, Sport

iBet: Back Huddersfield in League One

League One Play Offs

Back Huddersfield at 7/4 with Paddy Power
Huddersfield look the strongest favourites out of all the play-off contenders. They ran Southampton close for the second automatic promotion slot in League One, in the end finishing eight points clear of fourth placed Peterborough. Closer inspection reveals an incredible second half of the season [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 13 May 2011 at 12:01 am

Time for compromise on elected police commissioners?, Notebook

Time for compromise on elected police commissioners?

Last night the House of Lords voted to accept an amendment to the government’s Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill by 188 to 176. The vote has, for the time being, blocked the Government’s attempt to introduce directly elected ‘police and crime commissioners’ in England and Wales. To many, this was a shock result. The introduction of the new directly elected chiefs is, after all, part of the Coalition Agreement and Liberal Democrat whips actively encouraged Liberal peers known to oppose the bill to abstain.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 5:29 pm

Making the case for the Iraq war. Again., Eagle Eye

Making the case for the Iraq war. Again.

Once more into the breach. Just for the sake of completeness, you understand. No one is going to change their mind. No one has changed their mind on Iraq since Johann Hari in about 2005. But I have started the Iraq Inquiry Coverage Rebuttal Service, so I’ll finish.
A little flurry of excitement among the LBLM&C [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 5:18 pm

Chilcot apologises to Straw for ambush, Eagle Eye

Chilcot apologises to Straw for ambush

Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry team has apologised to Jack Straw (pdf), the former Foreign Secretary (right), for failing to tell him in advance about documents on which it would question him, contrary to its rules:
Because of an oversight by the Inquiry, Mr Straw was not specifically notified in advance that the Inquiry would wish to refer [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 3:56 pm

Is Alphagov the future of government digital?, Notebook

Is Alphagov the future of government digital?

This week has seen two significant steps in the development of government digital – moving to get more people online, and starting the process of improving government services when they get there.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 2:44 pm

HeroRAT- No ordinary rat, Notebook

HeroRAT- No ordinary rat

Rats are the perfect labourer; they enjoy repetitive tasks, are intelligent and are too light in weight to set off landmines. Apopo uses the African giant pouched rat, which is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. These rats are docile, sociable and are able to store and retrieve food underground based on their great sense of smell. In fact, rats have more genetic material relevant to olfaction than any other mammal and are also far cheaper to transport than their dog counterparts.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 12:52 pm

Maradona vs Kadyrov: A football match to make the soul vomit, Notebook

Maradona vs Kadyrov: A football match to make the soul vomit

It’s one of those things that makes you wish that you were a wolf, so that you could tear off your clothes, throw yourself down on your haunches and howl in agony towards the moon.  It makes you look at the keyboard into which you’re thudding angry verbs and nouns and makes you ponder how [...]

By | Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 12:19 pm

Caught & Social: Striking poses at Cannes, Notebook

Caught & Social: Striking poses at Cannes

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 12:17 pm

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