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Muslims in Britain continued, Eagle Eye

Muslims in Britain continued

I argued in my essay that the story told about Oldham, Bradford and Burnley – and about Muslim communities across Britain in general – is pretty misleading. But there’s so much else that I would have liked to get into if I’d had the space.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 1:40 pm

The Hangover Part II: Clip – It’s Happened Again, Film

The Hangover Part II: Clip – It’s Happened Again

The Wolfpack are back and this time they’re having a night they’ll never forget in Bangkok…but will soon wish they could.

By | Film | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 1:08 pm

Caught & Social: Mr Hudson in sparkling form, Notebook

Caught & Social: Mr Hudson in sparkling form

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 11:42 am

Today from i: Off the shelves, Notebook

Today from i: Off the shelves

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 11:01 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 10:46 am

Online House Hunter: Are sellers starting to get real?, Property

Online House Hunter: Are sellers starting to get real?

Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver wonders if sellers are starting to ‘get real’ and lower the asking prices for their homes.

By | Property | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Where to put your money on the Champions League final, Sport

iBet: Where to put your money on the Champions League final

Manchester United v Barcelona, Champions League final

Lay under 1.5 goals at 2.2 to one
The build-up is already well underway for the so-called dream Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday. Regular readers will know of my admiration for Barcelona and indeed we backed them to win the competition back in November at 9/4 – [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 12:01 am

“If you set up a school and it becomes a good school …”, Eagle Eye

“If you set up a school and it becomes a good school …”

Taking a break from playing cliché bingo with Barack Obama’s speech (I was going to add “inextricably linked” to the new version of The Banned List, which I am compiling, only to discover that I had added it already), I must find time to record a new study of academy schools (pdf).
The research, by Stephen [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 10:38 pm

The Government’s Giving White Paper: Three Thoughts for the Giving Summit, Notebook

The Government’s Giving White Paper: Three Thoughts for the Giving Summit

And so it’s here, after several months of expectation from the charity sector: the Government’s Giving White Paper, which examines how the British public can give more to charity, is finally out.  The paper sets out a broad range of proposals, from the simplification of Gift Aid to a Social Action Fund to encourage more [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 4:48 pm

Rugby League: Proving there’s still magic in the Cup, Sport

Rugby League: Proving there’s still magic in the Cup

Some nice stories out of the Cup last weekend…
Kirk Dixon’s match-winning kick for Castleford; Bradford almost beating Wigan despite having Gareth Raynor sent off; And Swinton’s fans having a whip-round to buy their players a drink after losing 112-0.
Okay, so some of the attendances were disappointing – 2000 at Salford, for instance – but don’t [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 3:04 pm

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