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Just seen world food prices hit another record high according to the UN Food and Agriculture organisation.
The Rebuttal Service can put its feet up for a while, as we wait for the Iraq Inquiry to draft its report, although I should expect the LBLM&C* to find ever more excuses to recycle 101 ways of saying “We didn’t agree with the war”, even though it was eight years ago and no one [...]
There are numerous perfectly valid reasons why the majority of the population don’t run. And one of the most frequent offered up to me when conversation turns to marathon training is how boring it must be.
Fireworks, fanfare, festivities and folklore as China sees in the New Year
For most folk most of the time the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply doesn’t get the pulse rating, but it is not to be underestimated, and especially for the window on the economic future it offers us. Their surveys of managers at the “sharp end” usually give a fairly good idea of where we [...]
Yes my once amateurly made video blog The Motorcycle Diaries is back, but this time…it’s well…much better!
The second chapter to Rab Fulton’s novel ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, a ghostly murder mystery set in the distant future. Inspired by Sophocles – with a nod to Erle Stanley Gardner and Douglas Adams – it is a tale of treachery and blood…We’ll be posting two chapters of his new novel on the Independent every week
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Scotland v Wales, Six Nations, Saturday 12 February, 5pm
Back Scotland with a 14pt start at Evs, generally available
Not much football to go at over the next couple of days so it’s a good chance to take a look at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Union clashes coming up. England have been heavily backed to beat [...]
Thus the reporting of the Iraq Inquiry hearings ends, as it began, with distortion. The Evening Standard puts this headline on the former Foreign Secretary’s evidence:
Jack Straw: I told Tony Blair days before Iraq invasion not to send British troops
At least intelligent readers can work out for themselves that the headline does not reflect the [...]
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