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iBet: Man United have an away game strategy, Sport

iBet: Man United have an away game strategy

Schalke v Manchester United, Champions League, tonight 7.45pm

Lay over 3.5 goals at 3.8 to one with Betfair
Man Utd have had a clear strategy for their Champions League away ties this season and that’s been to keep things tight and get the job done at Old Trafford. Their scores in the competition away from home read [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 12:12 pm

Are we all going to die next Wednesday?, Eagle Eye

Are we all going to die next Wednesday?

Returning to the internet after the Easter weekend in the real world (Banned List number 76), I discover a cornucopia of Questions to Which the Answer is No.
Number 597, above, was asked by the Daily Mail’s Rentoul-baiting factory on Saturday, so the Wednesday to which it refers is tomorrow.
Today, the factory has a much friendlier [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 11:31 am

Online House Hunter: Homes for cyclists, Property

Online House Hunter: Homes for cyclists

Good cycle routes in a neighbourhood can help woo home-buyers and clinch the deal – so how do you find the most cycle-friendly homes? Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver points you in the right direction.

By | Property | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 9:00 am

An Indian Easter – Gods, Qawwals and Gurus, Arts

An Indian Easter – Gods, Qawwals and Gurus

Religion does not often feature on this blog, not with peaceful stories anyway, so it is probably appropriate to be writing about my Easter Sunday that started with an Archbishop of Canterbury tale and continued with news of the death of Sri Satya Sai Baba, 84, India’s most revered guru. It ended with two hours [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 25 April 2011 at 9:51 am

Feathers, glitter and nipple tassles: it’s burlesque, Arts

Feathers, glitter and nipple tassles: it’s burlesque

The retro dance form has seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years, often attributed to stars such as Dita Von Teese becoming a household name and making her shows more attainable – and more acceptable for public viewing. Christina Aguilera’s new film Burlesque also gave a cheeky peek into the entertainment form. But what makes burlesque so different from stripping? I went to a class to find out…

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 25 April 2011 at 6:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Impossible Astronaut’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Impossible Astronaut’

Bigger, bolder, better: just three words that sum up the opener for this series. ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ sees Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and River Song (Alex Kingston) summoned by the Doctor (Matt Smith) on a new adventure involving a trip to the White House, scary aliens The Silence, and creepy phone calls from children.

By | Notebook | Monday, 25 April 2011 at 3:39 am

Fighting out of the Fringes: Drama teachers, unite against the Russell Group!, Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: Drama teachers, unite against the Russell Group!

Numbers are coming through for next year’s GCSE and A-Level courses.  For many teachers of Art, Drama and Music these numbers are down.  In some cases considerably so.  With the government’s move to Academy schools, subjects struggling to keep up the numbers will be cut.  Academies first and foremost are businesses and just like in [...]

By | Arts | Sunday, 24 April 2011 at 9:24 pm

Late Night Magic, Notebook

Late Night Magic

Pumping heartbeats and mouths open in astonishment, followed by hysterical laughter – it has to be another late night magic show at the Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 24 April 2011 at 6:00 am

Tinie Tempah’s gig for one, Music

Tinie Tempah’s gig for one

Tinie Tempah plays his smallest gig ever to an audience of one.

By | Music | Saturday, 23 April 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Reading are on fire, Sport

iBet: Reading are on fire

Leeds v Reading, Championship, tonight 7.45pm

Lay under 1.5 goals at 4-1 with Betfair
There are plenty of lower division games in England on Friday and the one that jumps off the coupon to me is Leeds v Reading. Reading are on fire. They have only lost one of their last 14 games (against [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 22 April 2011 at 12:01 am

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