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Premier League review: Manchester United and Chelsea get ready for seismic summit meeting, Sport

Premier League review: Manchester United and Chelsea get ready for seismic summit meeting

Get set for Seismic Sunday. After Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey stroked the ball home to defeat the Red Devils and tangle with Manchester United’s plan of imminently taking the title, thoughts swiftly shifted to 8 May.

By | Sport | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 12:04 pm

The royal torture chamber, Eagle Eye

The royal torture chamber

The Royal Family doesn’t stir up the media monster. The monster doesn’t need stirring up. It wants blood and will have it no matter how this dysfunctional family tries to manage its public profile.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 10:54 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Day of the Moon’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘Day of the Moon’

So, The Silence finally fell via a spot of post-hypnotic suggestion. River kisses the Doctor for the last time as they continue to travel down their timelines in opposite directions. And Amy may or may not be pregnant, but probably is, with said child having a “time head” or rather a Time Lord head not to mention body.

By | Notebook | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 3:33 am

Film suggests that Banksy’s elephant DID bring misery to a homeless man, Arts

Film suggests that Banksy’s elephant DID bring misery to a homeless man

In March, I wrote about the strange history of a water-tank by the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles which had been jollified by the street artist Banksy during a recent visit to Southern California, with the words “this looks a bit like an elephant.”

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 3:21 am

Blair on the Royal Family, Eagle Eye

Blair on the Royal Family

I write about why Tony Blair and Gordon Brown might not have been invited to the royal wedding in The Independent on Sunday today.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 5:49 pm

Getting in touch with my inner Cromwell, Eagle Eye

Getting in touch with my inner Cromwell

The wedding was quite interesting, and I am all for street parties, but I thought the refusal to invite Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was a spiteful act by an institution that cannot forgive Blair for having rescued it after the death of Diana in 1997.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 5:53 pm

Accelerace Challenge: South Downs Double, Notebook

Accelerace Challenge: South Downs Double

The arrival of our new bikes from Trek has signalled the start of the “real” training. On Sunday we’ll be testing both our legs and the mountain bikes to the max with a 200-mile non-stop ride from Winchester to Eastbourne, and back again.

By | Notebook, Sport | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 1:45 pm

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin, Notebook

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin

It is a sign of the deep-seated inequalities in our society, that the wedding of one couple is lauded over by the entire media, whilst so many family relationships struggle under the strain of daily life.

By | Notebook | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 9:54 am

Marrakech: tragedy or terror, it doesn’t matter to 14, Notebook

Marrakech: tragedy or terror, it doesn’t matter to 14

Argana, a cafe on the corner of the main square in Marrakech, is the perfect stopping-point for tourists new to the Moroccan city. And so, when an explosion went off shortly after midday today, killing 14 people and critically injuring another 20, my thoughts turned immediately to terrorism.

By | Notebook | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 9:43 am

Online House Hunter: Royal touch, Property

Online House Hunter: Royal touch

Our Online House Hunter helps you find a right Royal home…

By | Property | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 7:00 am

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