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Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver wonders if sellers are starting to ‘get real’ and lower the asking prices for their homes.
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I was on deck working and at the time we were flying along at around 18 to 20 knots. I came down below and all of a sudden when I got into the cabin, I realised there was a lot of water in the boat.
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