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As we stagger towards the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, bloated with Victoria Sponge and groaning under the weight of accumulated tourist-trapping tat, it seems ‘British pride’ and patriotism is all but unavoidable. Thousands of people are being swept up into the fairytales of a bygone era, supported in their delusion by miles [...]
Following their fruitful bank holiday Manchester United can now see the bank of glory, for another title is nearly in the grasp of Sir Alex Ferguson, the master motivator drooling with drive. It’s not known if the great Scot enjoys the odd Easter egg hunt, but he certainly loves a trophy hunt.
Victory over Chelsea on [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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…
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.
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 [...]
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