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Barometer: Younger Brother album exclusive, Music

Barometer: Younger Brother album exclusive

We’re loving Younger Brother here at the Barometer – which is why we’re particularly pleased to be kicking off The Independent’s brand new music blog by exclusively hosting their third album ‘Vaccine’ for a full week before its official release.

By | Music | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 8:43 am

Online House Hunter: What your house is worth, Property

Online House Hunter: What your house is worth

What’s your house worth? A number of online valuation websites will tell you in an instant. But our Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver urges some caution

By | Property | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 7:00 am

Wickedly tempting: an interview with Glinda the Good, Arts

Wickedly tempting: an interview with Glinda the Good

Having broken box office records around the world and received countless awards, it’s no wonder Wicked is still going strong in the West End. A year on from when the shiny new cast joined in 2010 and they’re eager to get young people involved in writing by bringing back the Wicked Young Writers Award for a second year. Louise Dearman, who plays Glinda, talks about why encouraging young people to get into writing is important, and her time as the star of the musical that was last year awarded an Olivier Audience Award for the Most Popular Show.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 6:00 am

The hypocrisy of John Reid and Sayeeda Warsi, Eagle Eye

The hypocrisy of John Reid and Sayeeda Warsi

These characters have long argued that mainstream parties like the Conservatives and Labour need to do more to pander to popular prejudices about immigration, arguing that the alternative is to see a rise in support for the BNP.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 6:54 pm

‘Revolutionaries’ are not armed by the West, The Foreign Desk

‘Revolutionaries’ are not armed by the West

The arguments for war in Libya are quickly falling apart. Gaddafi’s forces retain control of most of the country, with rebel forces unable to advance further than the dictates of our bombing campaign. On Saturday, one of those ‘precision’ bombs killed 14 rebels just east of Brega, in what the mainstream media have conveniently termed as ‘friendly fire’.

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 5:11 pm

The Wisdom of Mr Clynes, Eagle Eye

The Wisdom of Mr Clynes

I apologise for returning to the subject of electoral reform in The Independent on Sunday today. I had promised not to do so until the referendum, but the editor decided that the official launch of the “Yes” campaign constituted a national emergency.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 4:19 pm

The banks did cause the deficit, Eagle Eye

The banks did cause the deficit

The banking crisis gave the UK economy a heart attack and this had a disastrous impact on the public finances.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 11:19 am

Why a balanced budget amendment is economic madness, Uncategorized

Why a balanced budget amendment is economic madness

A very bad idea is back. The idea is to amend the United States Constitution to mandate a balanced federal budget. Tax income and government spending will have to match from now on, so there will be no more credit card spending for which the nation’s children will have to pick up the tab.

By | | Sunday, 3 April 2011 at 12:03 am

March for What Alternative?, Eagle Eye

March for What Alternative?

In my restless search for clarity about the Alternative for which so many people marched last weekend, I have sought to answer a couple of questions posed to me by a friend who wasn’t on the march but was sympathetic to it.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 5:47 pm

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?, Eagle Eye

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?

I realise that the Daily Mail is now doing it on purpose, and that it did not have the conviction to put this in the print version of the newspaper, although the print headline, left, is a minor masterpiece in its own right.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 12:11 pm

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