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Ear To The Ground: Exo, Music

Ear To The Ground: Exo

“I make street music, and I’m proud to say it. I’m from the streets, I’m still broken, I still don’t have f**k all, so that’s what I talk about because it’s my life. Just real life street music.” – Exo.
Hailing from Harlesden, Exo has gradually worked his way up the UK rap tree to become [...]

By | Music | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 10:02 am

Bahrain under occupation, The Foreign Desk

Bahrain under occupation

As I pass through the airport security in Manama, my passport is stamped; “BAHRAIN – GOOD FOR BUSINESS”.  Huge posters line the wall, asking visitors if the Middle-East is part of their “expansion plan”.  But unfortunately for the Khalifa monarchy, the sheen is wearing off the shiny image.
On the road from the airport into town, [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 9:58 am

Online House Hunter: First steps, Property

Online House Hunter: First steps

Taking those first steps to buying a house can be daunting. Fear not, our Online House Hunter is here to help

By | Property | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 7:00 am

Ken Loach: why torture is never justifiable, Film

Ken Loach: why torture is never justifiable

Route Irish tells the story of Fergus (Mark Womack), a private security contractor who sets out to investigate the real reason behind his friend’s death in Iraq. A bleak tale, with some hard-hitting messages about the moral and political corruption in Iraq, director Ken Loach and Mark Womack speak about why torture is never justified and the implications of untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

By | Film | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 6:00 am

iBet: Consecutive 0-0’s for Tottenham unlikely, Sport

iBet: Consecutive 0-0’s for Tottenham unlikely

Spurs v West Ham, Premier League, Kick off 12.45
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3.8 to one with Betfair
We are back in Premiership action tomorrow and although they drew 0-0 against AC Milan last week, I can’t see Spurs finishing with the same scoreline at White Hart Lane against the Hammers. The last time [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 1:00 am

MMA: UFC, Strikeforce and Paul Daley, Sport

MMA: UFC, Strikeforce and Paul Daley

Why Paul Daley’s future could be most adversely affected by Zuffa’s purchase of Strikeforce. Plus, a preview to UFC 128’s mouth-watering clash between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Jon Jones

By | Sport | Friday, 18 March 2011 at 12:46 am

Adair Turner is a very dangerous man, Eagle Eye

Adair Turner is a very dangerous man

It is said that the American system of government is so good because it was designed by geniuses to be run by idiots. Turner risks creating a system of regulation that can only be run by geniuses like him.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 8:26 pm

Movie Watch, Film

Movie Watch

We bring you all the hottest Hollywood gossip and the latest and greatest movies heading your way whilst keeping a weathered eye out for those incoming blockbusters! Sit back, relax and enjoy the MovieWatch

By | Film | Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 5:01 pm

Whether to stay or to leave Tokyo…, The Foreign Desk

Whether to stay or to leave Tokyo…

The uncertainty over what is happening at the Fukushima plant is one thing. The constant earthquakes are another. But the worst thing about being in Tokyo right now, is not knowing what could happen; in other words, not knowing what a worst case scenario would look like. Without knowing, the imagination runs wild.
No one seems [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 4:26 pm

Combining tax and national insurance, Chunomics

Combining tax and national insurance

I was interested to see that George Osborne is thinking about combining tax and national insurance, starting with a review in the Budget. If he does succeed he will rightly go down in history as one of the great reforming chancellors.
My graphic of the UK’s chaotic system of taxation illustrates precisely what is wrong with [...]

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 2:55 pm

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