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The lost (and found) art of London Socialising: The Social Club, Notebook

The lost (and found) art of London Socialising: The Social Club

Imagine you’ve just moved to London. You may be shocked at how a city so densely populated can feel pretty cold, and in the midst of a hectic work life, perhaps extremely lonely. You may wonder why your next-door neighbour is so reluctant to say hello, yet the drunken stranger in a pub has glowing [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Mourinho knows how to beat the best, Sport

iBet: Mourinho knows how to beat the best

Real Madrid v Barcelona, Champions League, semi-final first-leg

Lay over 3.5 goals at 2.8 to 1
If there’s one manager in the world who can plot a way to beat the best team on the planet over two legs, it’s Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. Indeed he did just that at the semi-final stage last year, when [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 at 12:01 am

Farewell to the wertyipet, Eagle Eye

Farewell to the wertyipet

I am scared to go into my attic in case I confirm that I have thrown away my great aunt’s travel typewriter, a beautiful grey-green masterpiece of metal engineering. I once also had a Remington upright that didn’t work, like the one on the right, and eventually put it out for scrap. (I know I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 7:57 pm

Double standards, Notebook

Double standards

Four and a half months have passed since police officers pulled me out of my wheelchair, twice, at a demonstration against education cuts and tuition fee increases on December 9th.  Since then, and despite an official complaint being made to the “Independent” Police Complaints Commission, I have heard nothing.  On the other hand, many [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 4:25 pm

April’s British Beer Video Blog, Notebook

April’s British Beer Video Blog

Filmed at Moorhouse’s in Burnley, this is the country’s newest British
cask-conditioned beer brewery, Peter Amor explores the brewery with
Managing Director David Grant. While Pete Brown visits the Bridge Bier
Huis to review the beers they have on tap. This month we also begin
our new feature; a definitive guide to British Beer Styles, starting
with Best Bitter.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 4:19 pm

Caught & Social: Ricky does a runner, Notebook

Caught & Social: Ricky does a runner

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 3:13 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Unwelcome guests, Notebook

Today from i: Unwelcome guests

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 3:09 pm

Rugby League: A great Easter weekend of games, Sport

Rugby League: A great Easter weekend of games

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a better Easter of games than this one.
Alright, the Bradford-Leeds game was more a case of drama than sheer quality, but that’s the sort of teams they are at the moment.
I watched the Hull derby in a pub in Wigan. Thanks to the people who hutched up for me. [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 3:07 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 3:04 pm

An Unenthusiast Writes: AV, I suppose, Battle of Ideas

An Unenthusiast Writes: AV, I suppose

If there were an Oh-God-I-Suppose-So-2AV I think I might join, because civic duty will drag me to a polling station on 5 May, where I will have to summon the motivation to vote for one alternative or the other.
It is a dire state of affairs that our first national referendum in 36 years could flounder in [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, McSmith | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 at 3:00 pm

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