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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

Socially mobile politicians, Eagle Eye

Socially mobile politicians

Zac Murdoch made an interesting point in a comment on my post yesterday announcing that “social mobility” had been added to the Banned List. I had said that Alan Milburn, David Blunkett and Alan Johnson were evidence that people brought up in poverty could reach the top in politics at least:
It’s notable that the three [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 6:04 pm

MovieWatch: 14th April, Film

MovieWatch: 14th April

We bring you all the hottest Hollywood gossip and the latest and greatest movies heading your way whilst keeping a weathered eye out for those incoming blockbusters! Sit back, relax and enjoy the MovieWatch.

By | Film | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 5:25 pm

Could a fry-up followed by doughnuts be good for the heart?, Eagle Eye

Could a fry-up followed by doughnuts be good for the heart?

I know the Daily Mail has now hired people specifically for the purpose of ensuring that it is frequently plugged on this blog, but duty calls. Number 574 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked today (above).
Thanks to Patrick Hennessy.
And The Independent is playing catch-up, with number 575:
Has an [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 3:39 pm

Your Highness: Exclusive Interview With Danny McBride, Film

Your Highness: Exclusive Interview With Danny McBride

When Prince Fabious’s bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

By | Film | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 12:17 pm

Volvo Snowbombing Festival 2011: Taking Après-ski to a new level, Music

Volvo Snowbombing Festival 2011: Taking Après-ski to a new level

Last year Snowbombing was voted best overseas festival at the UK Festival Awards, meaning 2011 certainly had some big ski boots to fill. The non-stop, week-long holiday combines a ski-break with a music festival, but it’s not your typical indie vibe – Snowbombing brings electronic, dance, drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep to the floor with an unfaltering energetic reception from the crowd.

By | Music, Notebook | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 12:00 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Troublesome stamps, Notebook

Today from i: Troublesome stamps

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 11:53 am

Caught & Social: The Hoff knows talent?, Notebook

Caught & Social: The Hoff knows talent?

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 11:50 am

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