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The “Why Should I Tidy My Bedroom” Theory, Eagle Eye

The “Why Should I Tidy My Bedroom” Theory

The House of Commons is debating Libya – after the planes have gone in, for the Henry Porter Tendency who accuse Tony Blair of riding cliché over parliamentary accountability.
It seems as if it is an interesting debate, and as if Ed Miliband got the tone right in supporting liberal interventionism – a welcome recovery from [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 7:53 pm

Coffee? I’ll just have instant, Eagle Eye

Coffee? I’ll just have instant

We reported the massive study of Britain’s new middle class by BritainThinks, Deborah Mattinson’s new research company, in The Independent on Sunday yesterday.
The coverage included Mattinson’s account of her experience of talking about class in focus groups since the late 1980s, and three memoirs of being brought up in different classes, by an alarmingly thin [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 6:25 pm

Tips for aspiring investigative journalists, Notebook

Tips for aspiring investigative journalists

Investigative journalism is one of the purest forms of journalism, or so I have discovered while carrying out an internship with a film production company. For the past month I have been a researcher for a documentary that will have an impact on the lives of thousands of people around the world. During my placement [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 5:39 pm

Motorcycle Diairies – MotoGP Season Preview with Toby & Jules!, Notebook

Motorcycle Diairies – MotoGP Season Preview with Toby & Jules!

So with the new season having kicked off this weekend in Qatar, I thought it would be good to have a chat with Toby and Julian from Eurosport about what they thought would be happening in 2011, just before it all got started!

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 4:43 pm

The Libyan devils we don’t know, Notebook

The Libyan devils we don’t know

After Friday’s euphoria reality begins to set in.
MPs are getting their first chance to debate Britain’s involvement in Libya this afternoon and already there is concern being expressed about the strength of the coalition against Gaddafi and what the ‘end game’ of our involvement will be.
What is clear from listening to MPs in the debate [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 4:22 pm

Flyjin: my decision to stay in Japan, The Foreign Desk

Flyjin: my decision to stay in Japan

A new word, flyjin, seems to have entered the Japanese vocabulary. A disparaging pun, it plays on the word gaijin which literally means ‘outsider’ and in everyday Japanese describes foreign people. Flyjins are those foreigners who have fled Japan  during the last week and who some Japanese people now view as merely fair-weather friends.
Last Wednesday [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 4:04 pm

English clubs shouldn’t underestimate Inter Milan, Sport

English clubs shouldn’t underestimate Inter Milan

Following last week’s draw for the Champions League quarter-finals, a word about defending champions Inter. To say that they are misunderstood or underestimated in England is in itself wrong, because frankly no one really cares much about them here. As was exhibited by a Chelsea representative after the draw who claimed “we’re happy because we [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:48 pm

World of weather, Notebook

World of weather

Daily weather update from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:41 pm

iBet: Peterborough are the League One entertainers, Sport

iBet: Peterborough are the League One entertainers

Milton Keynes V Peterborough, League One, 7.45pm
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When Darren Ferguson took over as manager of Peterborough in January he pledged to shore up their defence. It took him about half a game to realise that for Peterborough, attack is the best form of defence and [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:40 pm

Premier League review: Weekend rich in goals, poor in goalkeeping, Sport

Premier League review: Weekend rich in goals, poor in goalkeeping

Who scored the best top-flight goal of the weekend? Tough question.
Danny Higginbotham, with his stunning set-piece for Stoke? Good shout. How about Maynor Figueroa? The Honduran’s match-winner for Wigan nearly burst Birmingham’s net. Or was it Louis Saha? His low drive aided Everton in their win over Fulham and it carried personal resonance, for the [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:34 pm

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