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Goldstone’s apparent U-turn does not change the reality on the ground, The Foreign Desk

Goldstone’s apparent U-turn does not change the reality on the ground

Last week, scores were killed in Gaza after renewed Israeli air strikes. Initial rumours of plans to launch an ‘Operation Scorching Summer’ seem to have been dispelled, although it was another bloody week for the battered yet resilient people of Gaza.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 1:03 pm

Caught & Social: Readers in the frame for today’s photo gallery, Notebook

Caught & Social: Readers in the frame for today’s photo gallery

Those who were lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to the i party, were treated to an evening in front of the beautiful art which was on show at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. They also got to meet a few of the people who put the newspaper together every day, including [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:46 pm

Rovers’ returns at Everton: Historic hope in relegation scrap, Sport

Rovers’ returns at Everton: Historic hope in relegation scrap

Blackburn Rovers are very much involved in a scrap for survival, having not won any of their last eight Premier League matches, since beating West Brom 2-0 on 23 January.

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:38 pm

FA take note – RFU approach to Mark Cueto kept discipline in-house, Sport

FA take note – RFU approach to Mark Cueto kept discipline in-house

Mark Cueto, the Sale Sharks and England wing, recently appeared before a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary tribunal in Liverpool on a charge of making contact with the eye region following a clash with Northampton Saints lock Christian Day. Cueto pleaded guilty to the offence and received an 18-week ban.
After an appearance earlier [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:28 pm

Is Sunday School the root of all evil?, Eagle Eye

Is Sunday School the root of all evil?

Has the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No jumped the shark? That’s number 577, and the specimen above, from the Telegraph blogs, is 578.
I do not care that the Daily Mail has realised that I was making fun of it and is therefore manufacturing QTWTAINs solely for the purpose of seeing them [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:21 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:19 pm

Championship preview: Preston hopeful of overcoming Blades and avoiding drop, Sport

Championship preview: Preston hopeful of overcoming Blades and avoiding drop

Ahead of the behemoth Basement Battle at Deepdale tomorrow, managers of Preston and Sheffield United were in different schools of thought – and Preston’s was studying and speaking with far more intensity.
“It is the game of the season,” stressed Phil Brown, head coach of second-bottom North End who are clearly up for the game against [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:11 pm

Online House Hunter: Housing myths, Property

Online House Hunter: Housing myths

Can you spot the fact from the fiction in our round-up of housing myths? Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver helps dispel a few common myths

By | Property | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Everton are the in-form team, Sport

iBet: Everton are the in-form team

Everton v Blackburn, Premier League, Saturday 3pm
Back Everton at 4/5 with Betfair
Everton have coped extremely well with a host of injuries to key players, which shows the spirit in the camp and illustrates that they believe in their manager. They actually top the eight-match Premiership form table with five wins, two [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 12:01 am

Stuff their mouths with gold, part III, Eagle Eye

Stuff their mouths with gold, part III

“I stuffed their mouths with gold.”
Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the National Health Service,* explained at a private dinner circa 1956 how he had secured the doctors’ consent for the 1948 settlement. It was a remark made public by Professor Brian Abel-Smith only in 1964. (Nicholas Timmins, The Five Giants, p115.)
Unfortunately, the British Medical Association, one of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 10:36 pm

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