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It Started With a Tweet…, Notebook

It Started With a Tweet…

MANCHESTER’S Northern Quarter is gearing up for a Royal celebration on the day that Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot. Whether Mancunians are celebrating or shunning the Royal Wedding and all that it brings is a moot point; but they are certainly acknowledging it in style.
Carole Keating, a local arts and events manager [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 2:13 pm

How a Yes to AV vote could collapse the Coalition, Eagle Eye

How a Yes to AV vote could collapse the Coalition

There is an intriguing line in today’s Times about what might happen in a post “Yes to AV vote” world.
Under the existing legislation, the paper reports, the 2015 General Election can only be held under AV if it is also held under re-drawn boundaries – and these will have to be approved by a Parliamentary [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 1:51 pm

The FA Cup, trophyless Arsenal and my Premier League predictions, Sport

The FA Cup, trophyless Arsenal and my Premier League predictions

Manchester City versus Stoke City at Wembley for the FA Cup final on May 14 gives the competition a really fresh look.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 1:21 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: DIY dentist…, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: DIY dentist…

It’s been hot, it’s been uncomfortable and my tooth has been playing up a little bit so I have had to redo the filling in it. But, we’ve got food, we’ve got water, we’re pointing in the right direction and we’re pretty happy.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 12:45 pm

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

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