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Online House Hunter: Preparing for a sale, Property

Online House Hunter: Preparing for a sale

How the web can help you sell your home – and find your new one. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver reports

By | Property | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Outside bets for The Masters, Sport

iBet: Outside bets for The Masters

Phil Mickelson is all the rage for the Augusta Masters, which will have golf fans burning the midnight oil for the next four nights. The course is the second toughest on the US tour and requires long hitters and fearless putters, but also rewards golfers prepared to take chances. Mickelson loves Augusta and his three-stroke win last year when he held off Lee Westwood was his third success in this major.

By | Sport | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:01 am

Labour Party policy review/Unsigned Band Review, Arts

Labour Party policy review/Unsigned Band Review

This morning’s Labour Party creative industry policy review announcement was hijacked by Kat Jackman’s story about Unsigned Band Review, a recently-founded online “one stop shop” for unsigned bands looking to break into the music industry.

By | Arts | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 12:00 am

After the whistle, Eagle Eye

After the whistle

Ryan Gallagher for the New Statesman has compiled an interesting list of seven great whistleblowers. They are:

Joe Darby (Abu Ghraib)

Daniel Ellsberg (the Pentagon Papers)

Mark Felt (Watergate)

Katharine Gun (bugging the UN)

Clive Ponting (the Belgrano)

Frank Serpico (NYPD corruption)

Mordechai Vanunu (Israel’s nuclear weapons programme)

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 10:58 pm

Is this the world’s first gay caveman?, Eagle Eye

Is this the world’s first gay caveman?

Number 566 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by the Daily Mail until it changed the headline. Perhaps they forgot that I was onto them. Fortunately, PaulH61, who spotted it, kept an old link and I recovered the old front page from the cache (left).

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 9:26 pm

Rugby League: Now we know what the Exiles are about, Sport

Rugby League: Now we know what the Exiles are about

So we now know, if we hadn’t guessed, just what the Exiles are all about.

It’s the name that is going to be attached to the team selected from the best overseas players in Super League that will play England on June 10.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 6:01 pm

Reducing Immigration: Caps, limits and the perils of political targets, Notebook

Reducing Immigration: Caps, limits and the perils of political targets

The Government’s much-heralded cap on skilled immigration takes effect today. It will limit the number of skilled migrants from outside the EU allowed to come to the UK to work, although there are some substantial exemptions, including workers transferred within multinational companies and the very highly paid.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 5:27 pm

What’s the point in player ratings?, Sport

What’s the point in player ratings?

Player ratings are hugely popular. Whenever we run them on independent.co.uk, they tend to rocket up the ‘Most Viewed’ with more venom than a Wayne Rooney goal celebration.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 4:13 pm

Must watch: Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic scores amazing goal against Schalke, Sport

Must watch: Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic scores amazing goal against Schalke

The big story from the San Siro last night was Inter Milan’s 5-2 capitulation against the un-fancied German outfit Schalke 04.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 1:50 pm

iBet: Battle at the Bridge, Sport

iBet: Battle at the Bridge

Man Utd have kept things tight in the Champions League this season, and indeed their tally of nine goals scored in eight ties is the lowest of the surviving eight teams in the competition.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 1:27 pm

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