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Online House Hunter: Search tips, Property

Online House Hunter: Search tips

There’s more to searching that just hitting the ‘Go’ button. Our online house hunter explains how to search with finesse.

By | Property | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Bet against teams struggling to score, Sport

iBet: Bet against teams struggling to score

Hamilton v Hibernian, Scottish Premiership
Lay Hamilton at 9/4 with Betfair
I like betting against teams that are really struggling to score as they are very unlikely to ‘take the game away’ from the one you are backing by going on a goal spree. That can certainly be applied to Scottish Premiership bottom [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 1:00 am

Anorexia isn’t a choice. Recovery is., Notebook

Anorexia isn’t a choice. Recovery is.

I seem to spend half my life explaining and re-explaining to certain readers and regular commenters the fact that Anorexia, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders are not a choice. Not a lifestyle nor a diet-gone-too-far. Not a display of pure vanity nor a selfish act.
I don’t get bored of it. If something needs hammering home [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 10:59 pm

Why Labour should support free schools and GP commissioning, Eagle Eye

Why Labour should support free schools and GP commissioning

James Purnell confirms the cost to Labour of his departure from the Commons last year in an article in next month’s Prospect (subscription). He says he has been reading Hansard, the parliamentary record, to try to find out what Conservative plans to reform schools and the NHS actually are (as opposed to what columnists say [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 10:45 pm

Censored: Natalie Portman’s Oscar frock horror, Arts

Censored: Natalie Portman’s Oscar frock horror

Perhaps the most entertaining moment at last night’s Oscars came when Best Actress Natalie Portman trooped backstage to discuss her success with the world’s assembled media.
A couple of minutes into the press conference, an enterprising reporter was handed the microphone. She proceeded to ask why Portman, who is paid a whopping salary to be the [...]

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 7:16 pm

Are we about to see the death of the ‘top speed’ broadband ad?

Broadband suppliers have been urged to stop advertising “misleading” top connection speeds, which a consumer’s panel says the customer rarely gets. The group, which acts as an adviser to Ofcom, instead recommended that a “typical speed” be used in ads.

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 6:50 pm

The Carling Cup, dinner with Alex McLeish and no end to Arsenal’s trophy drought, Sport

The Carling Cup, dinner with Alex McLeish and no end to Arsenal’s trophy drought

Birmingham win the Carling Cup… and their first major trophy for 48 years
Birmingham deserved to win the Carling Cup. Sure they had some luck with the winner but they were unlucky early doors; Lee Bowyer was not offside as given and should have been awarded a penalty with the Arsenal goalie Szczesny red-carded, but [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 4:01 pm

Premier League review: Scott Parker’s heroics hand West Ham and football hope, Sport

Premier League review: Scott Parker’s heroics hand West Ham and football hope

After the world awoke to read a sordid Sunday story about Ashley Cole, West Ham’s Captain-Courageous-in-Chief earned his side and sport some favourable headlines. Scott Parker’s hunger and humility was expressed at Upton Park as he shook off a shoulder injury and family concerns to inspire his Hammers to a famous 3-1 win over Liverpool.
“My [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 3:46 pm

Cricket World Cup: Who said 50-over cricket was dead?

‘Outstanding’ would simply would not cut it in the superlative queue after a game like that. If there was an advert ever needed for the 50-over game, that was it in its most glorious form.

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 1:31 pm

Big team focus blurs the real picture, Sport

Big team focus blurs the real picture

It’s been five years since Arsenal won a trophy. Although I expect you already knew that. It’s a statistic that’s been knocked around in the media with the same gusto as an Arsenal counter attack.
It was meant to come to an end on Sunday against Birmingham, and Arsenal could move forward without dragging this weighty [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 1:15 pm

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