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Caught & Social: Goals don’t lie…, Notebook

Caught & Social: Goals don’t lie…

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 at 10:33 am

Online House Hunter: Generation Rent, Property

Online House Hunter: Generation Rent

Britain is set to become a nation of renters. Our Online House Hunter shows how to set out on the right path as a tenant.

By | Property | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 at 10:26 am

Will Kissinger, Bush & Blair Be Brought Before the International Court?, Eagle Eye

Will Kissinger, Bush & Blair Be Brought Before the International Court?

Mark Seddon, former editor of Tribune, re-asks number 180 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. It is a common enough way of saying “I didn’t agree with the Iraq war” but each time the questioner manages to add another layer of insult.
With Philippe Sands it was to compare Tony Blair’s [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 30 May 2011 at 5:41 pm

Competition, competition and competition, Eagle Eye

Competition, competition and competition

Prophet in own land. Vindication too late. That was the gist of my column for The Independent on Sunday yesterday, in which I celebrated the irrefutable demonstration that competition in schools provision raises standards not just in academies but in neighbouring schools. (On which I commented here last week.)
If I had had space, I would [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 30 May 2011 at 3:39 pm

Online House Hunter: Shore things, Property

Online House Hunter: Shore things

Has the tide turned for seaside towns with a huge rise in house prices? Or does this data deserve a more critical look. Our Online House Hunter grabs a towel and heads to the coast…

By | Property | Monday, 30 May 2011 at 11:55 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Almost People’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Almost People’

The concluding part to this Frankenstein story finished with an unexpected twist revolving around the over-arching plot. It turns out that Amy was not actually Amy but a Ganger that ended up getting vaporised by the Doctor.

By | Notebook | Monday, 30 May 2011 at 4:23 am

Bhutan climbs a learning curve for happiness, The Foreign Desk

Bhutan climbs a learning curve for happiness

Jigmi Yoeser Thinley, the 58-year old prime minister of Bhutan, (right) says he was rebellious when he was young with “hair below my shoulders”. In 1974, he even wore jeans to a royal coronation that took place in front of a golden Buddha in Thimpu’s majestic Tashichhodzong.
“Now I am a soldier of tradition” he says proudly [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 29 May 2011 at 1:28 pm

Fighting out of the Fringes: Government Inspector – big cast, big names, big effort, Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: Government Inspector – big cast, big names, big effort

There was a heady hum of anticipation from the young audience that came to David Harrower’s version of this Russian satire when I arrived to see The Government Inspector.  There was the feel we were in for something big.  A cast of fifteen, two big TV names and a co-production involving the continuously innovative Warwick [...]

By | Arts | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 6:02 pm

Is this Bigfoot caught on video?, Eagle Eye

Is this Bigfoot caught on video?

I do not know what number this is in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, because I cannot find the first time I asked (and answered) it.
But the Daily Mail is now asking it again, and quoting a woman who insists that it really is Bigfoot this time.
Update: I’ve found it. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 5:34 pm

Deceptiveness about Iraq, Eagle Eye

Deceptiveness about Iraq

The robustness of Philippe Sands’s opinion that he didn’t agree with the invasion of Iraq is undermined by an article he has written to introduce his talk at the Hay festival today. It praises Daniel Ellsberg, the New York Times and the US Supreme Court for the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 28 May 2011 at 4:53 pm

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