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iBet: Fancy a flutter on the French?, Sport

iBet: Fancy a flutter on the French?

French Open

Back Novak Djokovic at 2.9 with Betfair
Testament to the changing of the guard in world tennis is that you can back 2009 champion Roger Federer at 18-1 to win the French Open. The betting is dominated by world No1 and five times winner Rafael Nadal; and world No2 Novak Djokavic, who is on [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at 12:01 am

A Lesson from The Boss, Eagle Eye

A Lesson from The Boss

For the last session of the Blair Government class at Queen Mary, University of London, the students went to see their subject himself at his London office on Friday. This year’s students were eight when Tony Blair became Prime Minister. (Also in the photograph are some of the postgraduates who help with the course and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 10:10 pm

Privacy Rows – The Real Victims, Notebook

Privacy Rows – The Real Victims

We all know who it is now and I’m sure most would agree that we’re already pretty bored with the coverage of a certain naughty boy man.
Premiership footballers, actors, actresses, MPs; they’re all at it. I can’t help but think we’re making a much bigger fuss than is necessary and to be quite honest, I [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 7:59 pm

“Plunged Into Chaos Last Night As”, Eagle Eye

“Plunged Into Chaos Last Night As”

Didn’t realise that the Daily Mail Automatic Story Generator had been left on overnight and is still turning out its tasteless satire, until I watched this one-sided clash between David Aaronovitch, sensible person, and Michael Power, conspiracy theorist, on the BBC’s Daily Politics.
These are the words of the first sentence assembled by the DMASG, known [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 4:29 pm

Too many awards in football make them worthless, Sport

Too many awards in football make them worthless

The meaning of these awards is losing significance as quickly as they are being handed out.

By | Sport | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 4:19 pm

Stake Land – Trailer, Film

Stake Land – Trailer

Director Jim Mickle creates a dark and terrifying world, fully stocked with the most vicious vampires in recent film history. Stake Land is a gritty, post-apocalyptic road movie with teeth!

By | Film | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 4:00 pm

Manchester United will beat Barcelona, Sport

Manchester United will beat Barcelona

As we approach the Manchester United v Barcelona European Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday I have changed my mind. Hope that is ok. I thought Barca would win, could not at the time of knowing the finalists see another result. Well form, injuries and so on change. So Sir Alex and his squad [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 3:18 pm

Bad news for celebrity seeking Twitterati, Notebook

Bad news for celebrity seeking Twitterati

At the time it seemed a bit unlikely.
Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday led on a story about a journalist (who cannot be named) being reported to the Attorney General for criminal contempt for naming one of the two footballers (who cannot be named) in a tweet.
Britain’s defamation judges may be out of touch but you’d have [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oxley’s Ocean Race: It might be drier in water than on deck, Sport

Oxley’s Ocean Race: It might be drier in water than on deck

Just seven days after leaving the shed, CAMPER set sail from Auckland to commence a 10-day tour of New Zealand, followed by a 2000 mile qualification sail.  Covering five cities on the east coast, the tour was a chance for CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand to meet the public and share the [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 1:50 pm

Honda 2011 CBR 125R review, Notebook

Honda 2011 CBR 125R review

Honda have brought a new version of one of their best selling motorbikes, the learner legal CBR125R, we thought we would put it through its paces and see if this new version is up to scratch

By | Notebook | Monday, 23 May 2011 at 1:26 pm

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