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In it for the long run: one week to go, Health

In it for the long run: one week to go

One week to go and it couldn’t be going worse. Just when I thought I was into my gentle taper with nothing worse than my nerves to contend with and avoiding illness, my hip has started to hurt.
Unfortunately it’s not any muscular pain that I have become used to or familiar niggle that settles after [...]

By | Health, Sport | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 3:55 pm

Return of Antonio Valencia has reinvigorated Wayne Rooney, Sport

Return of Antonio Valencia has reinvigorated Wayne Rooney

In the build-up to tonight’s Champions League second-leg against Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson has been lavishing praise on Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia.
The South American’s second season at Old Trafford came to an abrupt halt in September when he broke his leg against Rangers. Six months later, the former Wigan player has returned, and his form [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 3:51 pm

Crazy Stupid Love trailer, Film

Crazy Stupid Love trailer

Steve Carell is the epitomy of ‘uncool’ as straight-laced Cal Weaver, so when he finds himself newly single he’s got plenty to learn.

By | Film | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 3:30 pm

Crime against humanity at Camp Ashraf, The Foreign Desk

Crime against humanity at Camp Ashraf

Last week Iraqi forces entered a camp in Iraq housing members of the Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI). Thirty three residents were killed and over 300 wounded. Were the US authorities, as it has been suggested, told of the intended attack by the Iraqi Government?

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:48 pm

Other parents must not go through the pain I suffer from, Notebook

Other parents must not go through the pain I suffer from

Ten months ago, in the early hours of June 11th 2010, after attending the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick Off Concert in Soweto, Zenani Mandela Jnr was killed in a tragic car accident. Zenani, my only daughter, had just turned thirteen years old on the 9th June 2010. Consequently, her unfortunate and untimely passing was a tragedy shared by millions across the globe. In this very moment; the eyes of the world would turn to road safety and as a result, would recognize the horrific toll a road accident can really take.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:27 pm

Did Winston Churchill ever win an election?, Eagle Eye

Did Winston Churchill ever win an election?

Working Class Tory repeats a formative grievance of mine from an unusual perspective. It used to be a left-wing complaint that Labour won more votes in the 1951 election while the Conservatives won more seats. WTC complains that Winston Churchill was useless at winning elections, losing in 1945, 1950 — and “losing” in 1951.
In fact the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:19 pm

A Veiled Threat: Lessons from Paris, Notebook

A Veiled Threat: Lessons from Paris

Last year France became the first country in Europe to make wearing a veil in public illegal, and now it has become the first to enforce it as yesterday two women were arrested outside Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. It was a drop in the ocean for religious tolerance but outrage rippled out from the city across the [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 12:02 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:37 am

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…, Notebook

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:20 am

Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action, Notebook

Cote D’Ivoire: neo-colonialism in action

I do not have an opinion on who should be the President of the Ivory Coast, and must admit that my knowledge of the country’s history is somewhat lacking. However, I do know that the military of France, it’s former colonial power, have no right to invade an African country, let alone help one side of an internal conflict over-power another.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:03 am

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