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A tale of two city marathons, Sport

A tale of two city marathons

One week and two of the world’s biggest city marathons – training for the challenge was about to step up a gear. These seven days would be an important marker for tracking our progress towards August.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 12:09 pm

Caught & Social: R-Patz’s dark side, Notebook

Caught & Social: R-Patz’s dark side

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 11:30 am

Was JFK killed because of his interest in aliens?, Eagle Eye

Was JFK killed because of his interest in aliens?

Every time I am tempted to call a halt, or at least a pause, in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, the Daily Mail frustrates me.
A corker. Including the written-by-robot sub-headline:
Secret memo shows president demanded UFO files 10 days before death
Number 591.
Thanks to Niall Gooch.
Picture from Steam Shovel Press.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 11:14 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Hollywood’s busted, Notebook

Today from i: Hollywood’s busted

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 10:41 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 10:22 am

Purple prose, Eagle Eye

Purple prose

Oh well. It’s doomed then. The Purple Book, a collection of essays by Labour modernisers echoing The Orange Book of Liberal Democrats, will have a theme, according to Rachel Sylvester in The Times (pay wall):
The overarching theme will be the need to move away from reliance on a big State and redistribute power to individuals [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 10:12 am

Cameron’s problem with listening, Eagle Eye

Cameron’s problem with listening

David Cameron has just come off the Today Programme with a strong defence of the Government’s now famous NHS ‘listening exercise’. But there is a suggestion around Westminster that the man who came up with the idea was not Mr Cameron but his new spin doctor Craig Oliver.
Mr Oliver is said to have persuaded his [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 9:23 am

Online House Hunter: Not quite so average, Property

Online House Hunter: Not quite so average

An average-priced house doesn’t have to be average in appearance. Our Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver zooms in on some of the unusual homes and locations available for £232,628.

By | Property | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 7:04 am

Honda CBR250R 2011 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2011 Shootout, Notebook

Honda CBR250R 2011 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2011 Shootout

There is a new pretender to the throne of the coveted 250cc market, trying to steal the Ninja’s dominance, so we put the new kid on the block, the Honda, up against its market leading rival, to see who comes out on top

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 6:00 am

Tribal voters are a dying breed, Notebook

Tribal voters are a dying breed

Tribal British voters are a dying breed. New polling by YouGov for IPPR shows that almost two thirds of voters say that more than one political party represents their views and values. Less than one in five say that only one party comes close to reflecting their views and values and that they are strongly opposed to all others. It’s not just retail politics, it seems that British voters are becoming more promiscuous as they become less tribal.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 6:00 am

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