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Getting in touch with my inner Cromwell, Eagle Eye

Getting in touch with my inner Cromwell

The wedding was quite interesting, and I am all for street parties, but I thought the refusal to invite Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was a spiteful act by an institution that cannot forgive Blair for having rescued it after the death of Diana in 1997.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 5:53 pm

Accelerace Challenge: South Downs Double, Notebook

Accelerace Challenge: South Downs Double

The arrival of our new bikes from Trek has signalled the start of the “real” training. On Sunday we’ll be testing both our legs and the mountain bikes to the max with a 200-mile non-stop ride from Winchester to Eastbourne, and back again.

By | Notebook, Sport | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 1:45 pm

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin, Notebook

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin

It is a sign of the deep-seated inequalities in our society, that the wedding of one couple is lauded over by the entire media, whilst so many family relationships struggle under the strain of daily life.

By | Notebook | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 9:54 am

Marrakech: tragedy or terror, it doesn’t matter to 14, Notebook

Marrakech: tragedy or terror, it doesn’t matter to 14

Argana, a cafe on the corner of the main square in Marrakech, is the perfect stopping-point for tourists new to the Moroccan city. And so, when an explosion went off shortly after midday today, killing 14 people and critically injuring another 20, my thoughts turned immediately to terrorism.

By | Notebook | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 9:43 am

Online House Hunter: Royal touch, Property

Online House Hunter: Royal touch

Our Online House Hunter helps you find a right Royal home…

By | Property | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Blackpool could end their run against Stoke, Sport

iBet: Blackpool could end their run against Stoke

There are some massive games at the bottom of the Premiership on Saturday and one that catches my eye involves the team on the worst run in the top flight – Blackpool. They play Stoke, who are buzzing after reaching the FA Cup final.

By | Sport | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 1:01 am

Ker-ching! How an aristocratic guest is cashing in on the royal wedding, Fashion

Ker-ching! How an aristocratic guest is cashing in on the royal wedding

One of the few annoyances of life as a newspaper correspondent in Los Angeles are emails from luxury goods and clothing manufacturers informing me that a minor celebrity happens to be wearing their stuff to a forthcoming event.

By | Fashion | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 12:03 am

Championship preview: QPR all but promoted, but would Flavio really sell stake in the club?, Sport

Championship preview: QPR all but promoted, but would Flavio really sell stake in the club?

“QPaaaagh!” whined a Rangers supporter, who was about to unleash his thoughts on majority shareholder Bernie Ecclestone’s comments, which suggested that offers to purchase stakes in the club wouldn’t fall on deaf ears if his colleague Flavio Briatore listened in. Let’s hear some more.

By | Sport | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 5:52 pm

Phil Spencer: We’ve got a fantastic reason to celebrate, Notebook

Phil Spencer: We’ve got a fantastic reason to celebrate

One half of the property dream team speaks about preparation for the royal wedding street parties, flirting with Kirsty and his favourite parts of the world.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 3:49 pm

Does PM Have a Death Wish?, Eagle Eye

Does PM Have a Death Wish?

Number 601 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by the indispensable Paul Waugh yesterday of David Cameron’s instant footnote in history, “Calm down, dear.”

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 3:46 pm

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