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Really interesting point about AV, Eagle Eye

Really interesting point about AV

I give up, when such a talented and intelligent a statesman as John Reid is reduced to spouting rubbish about electoral reform (“above all AV is not British”) just because he is on the same platform as the Prime Minister doing the same.
The column I wrote in November pronouncing the death of the Alternative Vote [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 1:17 pm

Premier League review: Protests about Kuyt’s leveler can’t mask Arsenal’s great flaw, Sport

Premier League review: Protests about Kuyt’s leveler can’t mask Arsenal’s great flaw

Forget Arsene Wenger’s immature touch-line tantrum.
Liverpool’s late, late equaliser cannot mask the profound flaw of Arsenal’s side. A consistent, muscular, no-nonsense force in central defence is so desperately needed in red and white colours. Only after splashing some cash on a back-line marshal will the North Londoners be able to play with substance as well [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 1:12 pm

Kawasaki Z750R 2011 Review, Notebook

Kawasaki Z750R 2011 Review

Luke Wilkins tests out the latest mid range naked sports bike from Kawasaki, but does it live up the R badge stuck on its tank?

By | Notebook | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 12:02 pm

Ear To The Ground: English Frank, Music

Ear To The Ground: English Frank

Introducing English Frank, a UK rapper who currently has the online world eating out of the palm of his hand due to impressive wordplay and complex delivery. After accumulating hundreds of thousands of YouTube views in just a few months, does this south Londoner really have what it takes to last in today’s UK music scene? Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson finds out…

By | Music, Notebook | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 10:21 am

Sorry, Gordon. You’re not the man for the job, Chunomics

Sorry, Gordon. You’re not the man for the job

I may be very, very wrong on this, but the vibes I’m picking up in Washington at the IMF’s spring session is not encouraging for Gordon Brown’s bid to become boss of the IMF. Here are some reasons why Mr Brown is not best placed to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn

By | Chunomics, Notebook | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 9:46 am

Online House Hunter: Crystal ball gazing, Property

Online House Hunter: Crystal ball gazing

House prices are remaining static. And they’re also volatile. Our Online House Hunter tries to sort out the confusion in house price surveys.

By | Property | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 7:00 am

Trend alert: puppets will be big in Hollywood this summer, Arts

Trend alert: puppets will be big in Hollywood this summer

What with Avatar and the ensuing 16 month wave of “tentpole” movies selling their flimsy plot premises on the back of hi-tech 3D jiggery-pokery, it’s comforting to report the imminent arrival of a fresh wave of Hollywood films designed to appeal to the committed luddites among us.
The puppet will be returning to cinemas in a [...]

By | Arts | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 6:08 am

The Real Experts on Eating Disorders, Health

The Real Experts on Eating Disorders

1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an Eating Disorder. That’s over half the population of Wales.
It’s also almost definitely a massive underestimation; secrecy comes hand in hand with living with an Eating Disorder so many cases go undetected. Many others slip through the net due to mis-diagnosis, naivity and quite simply, a huge [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 12:12 am

The real reason Russia lost the Cold War, Eagle Eye

The real reason Russia lost the Cold War

Lovely trailer for Phil Craig’s The Secret History of Eurovision, on Channel 4, Saturday 7 May.
The Soviet Union’s attempt to imitate the Eurovision Song Contest, Intervision, was hampered by lack of technology. Because most Soviet citizens didn’t have a telephone, voting was done by asking viewers to switch on their lights when their favourite song [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 17 April 2011 at 6:03 pm

How not to die: My guide to safe cycling, Notebook

How not to die: My guide to safe cycling

The Independent and i have launched Save our Cyclists, a campaign to cut the number of deaths and accidents, particularly those caused in collisions with lorries.
While much can be done to improve safety, it’s easy to be put off by news of death and maiming. Yet, statistically speaking, cycling is safe and getting safer.
Meanwhile, there [...]

By | Notebook | Sunday, 17 April 2011 at 1:21 pm

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