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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

The Solo Voyage Diaries: That sinking feeling, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: That sinking feeling

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.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 1:28 pm

Caught & Social: Gaga’s star car quality, Notebook

Caught & Social: Gaga’s star car quality

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 12:56 pm

Today from i: Parliamentary punch-ups, Notebook

Today from i: Parliamentary punch-ups

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 12:22 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 12:19 pm

George Davis wasn’t as innocent as all that, McSmith

George Davis wasn’t as innocent as all that

Presumably we will read more in one of the Sunday tabs about George Davis, the man who became the  most popular slogan ever to emerge from London’s gangland. The case dates from those ‘Life on Mars’ days when judges, juries, journalists and the public assumed that if a police officer said something on oath, it must [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 11:16 am

Online House Hunter: Banking on bank holidays, Property

Online House Hunter: Banking on bank holidays

Another Bank Holiday coming up – our Online House Hunter discusses whether it’s an opportunity for increasing viewings or an excuse to explain away poor sales figures

By | Property | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 7:00 am

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