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The forgotten children of Tahrir Square, Notebook

The forgotten children of Tahrir Square

The police are back on street corners, guns slung over their shoulders.  They were forced out during the revolution, but have been instructed to return to duties. Children clothed in dirty t-shirts and sandals sell packets of tissue paper out of cardboard boxes.  A man who can’t walk drags himself across the pavement past a [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 2:33 pm

Listen to your doctor about a hernia but not the NHS, Eagle Eye

Listen to your doctor about a hernia but not the NHS

So, doctors have voted in favour of calling on the Government to scrap its plans for overhauling the NHS.
In a motion put to an emergency meeting of the British Medical Association today GPs and consultants called for a “halt to the proposed top-down reorganisation of the NHS”.
Now, maybe I’m too cynical, but to my mind [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 2:27 pm

For every Yemeni death, President Saleh digs his grave a little deeper, Notebook

For every Yemeni death, President Saleh digs his grave a little deeper

When the President of a country and the head of his security forces have the same surname, you know there is a problem. When the Yemeni police attacked demonstrators camped out in Tagheer Square on Saturday, they signed the resignation papers of Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yesterday, the killing continued with police firing live [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 12:58 pm

Christian aid: a poisoned chalice, The Foreign Desk

Christian aid: a poisoned chalice

In yet another unsurprisingly misguided statement that assumes all the absent moral integrity that has defined his superiors and his predecessors, Cardinal Keith O’Brien managed to mischaracterize Christian aid, defame UKaid and completely undermine western policy in the Middle East in one speech yesterday. Not bad for a morning’s work.

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 12:36 pm

World of weather, Notebook

World of weather

i’s daily weather update

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 12:14 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: crunch time in the orchard, Notebook

Today from i: crunch time in the orchard

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 12:10 pm

Caught & Social: Forest brings out stars, Notebook

Caught & Social: Forest brings out stars

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 11:44 am

Why Birmingham is in crisis and its future bleak, Eagle Eye

Why Birmingham is in crisis and its future bleak

Andrew Adonis, the former education and transport secretary, who now runs an impressive think tank called the Institute for Government is taking a trip to Birmingham tonight – with an uncomfortable message for Britain’s second city.
In a speech to businessmen he will describe how Birmingham is now in “crisis”. A version of what he’ll say [...]

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 11:15 am

Chalet Girl: Exclusive Interview With Felicity Jones, Film

Chalet Girl: Exclusive Interview With Felicity Jones

Feisty 19 year old Kim Matthews (Felicity Jones) takes on the challenge of her life when she lands a job as a chalet girl in a glitzy ski resort in the Alps.

By | Film | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 11:15 am

India’s ‘jugaad’ means its nuke power plans should be dumped, The Foreign Desk

India’s ‘jugaad’ means its nuke power plans should be dumped

Japan’s unfolding nuclear disaster must surely lead to a complete re-think of India’s $175bn plans to build a new generation of nuclear power plants with technology from France, Russia and the US. It is inconceivable that India could begin to match Japan’s far from successful attempts, since last weekend’s earthquake and tsunami, to limit the [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 11:11 am

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