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A letter to the Chancellor, Notebook

A letter to the Chancellor

I’m a single parent father with a seven year old daughter and it’s been a struggle bringing her up on my own. We live on a very tight budget. We live in a one bedroom flat in Manchester and my daughter still sleeps in a cot because I can’t afford a new bed. We can’t afford to move to a bigger place.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 9:55 am

Why every tournament should aspire to the Indian Wells tennis in the desert phenomenon…, Sport

Why every tournament should aspire to the Indian Wells tennis in the desert phenomenon…

“It certainly is the best tournament in the world that’s not a Slam, and it can be more enjoyable than some of the Slams.” Without stating the knock on the head obvious, that’s a rather big proclamation to make.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 9:30 am

Online House Hunter: Downsizing, Property

Online House Hunter: Downsizing

Downsizing is just one option to free up cash when you retire. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver investigates others.

By | Property | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Focus on Champion Hurdle without Binocular, Sport

iBet: Focus on Champion Hurdle without Binocular

Stan James Champion Hurdle, Cheltenham, 3.20pm
Back Peddlers Cross EW at 6-1, 0.5pts each way
I’ll be looking closely at the racing this week and while it’s always ultra competitive at Cheltenham, it’s a fantastic spectacle and you can get big prices on top quality horses. With favourite Binocular having to pull out of the Champion Hurdle [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 at 1:00 am

Lost in Translation, Notebook

Lost in Translation

You’re one of twelve in a jury. It is your job to decide a persons fate. Guilty or not guilty. You have to be sure. If you’re not sure you have to find him or her not guilty. If the charge put to them carries a lengthy sentence, you could say their life is in [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 10:17 pm

Cameron, Liberal Interventionist, Eagle Eye

Cameron, Liberal Interventionist

He is edging towards it. The Heir to Blair said this in his statement on Libya to the Commons today:
To those who say it is nothing to do with us, I would simply respond, “Do we want a situation where a failed pariah state festers on Europe’s southern border, potentially threatening our security, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 10:06 pm

World of weather, Notebook

World of weather

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 4:15 pm

Caught & Social: The show that never closes, Notebook

Caught & Social: The show that never closes

We may have led regular readers to believe that awards ceremony season was over, but if we’re honest, they never truly stop. That’s because the world of celebrity, as its name suggests, likes little more than to celebrate itself. Last night it was the turn of the theatre at the Olivier Awards in London. Star [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 4:04 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Baby, you’re a doll, Notebook

Today from i: Baby, you’re a doll

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 3:48 pm

A nuclear disaster, Chunomics

A nuclear disaster

The way to understand this crisis is to stop thinking of it as a natural disaster and start thinking about a nuclear disaster.  Distressing, appalling and traumatic as they are in human terms, the basic economic template for natural disasters is that they cause disruption, but are essentially ephemeral; and the longer-term boost to spending [...]

By | Chunomics | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 3:43 pm

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