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Tomorrow is the 24 July. An unremarkable date. The 205th day of Gregorian calendar. The day on which, historically, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed (1923), the Kellogg-Briand Pact (1929) came into effect, and the date in 1974 when Supreme Court ordered Richard Nixon to surrender the Watergate tapes.
But tomorrow is not just any old [...]
Paraguay footballer Jose Pedroso has been handed a 27-game ban for attempting to choke a referee.
The incident (which you can watch below) occured during a Chilean second-division match at the weekend. Explaining the breakdown of his ban, the governing body in Chile said two games were for the red card, 20 for the choking and [...]
Fulham and Nigeria midfielder Dickson Etuhu has become the latest footballer to launch his own website.
Not a player of the greatest stature, so it’ll probably only appeal to fans of said teams – but it is rather flashy. You can check it out at www.dicksonetuhu.com.
Etuhu is by no means the first footballer to get in [...]
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Let’s not get too excited about those admittedly very encouraging GDP growth figures. First, there was always going to be an element of bounceback. Bounceback from the bad weather in the first part of the year, and, more significantly a bounceback in firms building up their much-depleted stocks, what economist call the “inventory cycle”, which [...]
Okay, this is my last word on donkeygate. The Sun splashes today with the news we’ve all been hoping for (even someone as heartless as me): The airborne ass is safe! Okay, that’s done.
Wow, this donkey thing’s really taken off. I first saw the video of the Russian animal on Tuesday morning when, in [...]
Two bikey things in today’s paper:
- Has Boris Started a Cycling Revolution?
Three fearless journalists (including me looking like a massive dork, left) road-test the new hire bikes about to be unleashed on the capital. Read my earlier post to find out more about the scheme’s teething problems.
- Hassled just because I ride a bike
Cycling convert [...]
A fifth of girls have been pregnant at least once by the age of 18, the press association announced yesterday, and today research collated by Ofsted reveals that teachers are embarrassed by sex lessons. Coincidence? (certainly not) Old news? (of course). Whatever it is, the figures are quite startling despite the widespread acceptance that in [...]
I’m normally quite anti biopics, especially formulaic ones about musicians, but I am quite excited to see the Joann Sfar’s Serge Gainsbourg film which comes out next week. To mark the release, this week’s Friday playlist is themed around the French master.
I’ve put in some of my favourite songs by Serge, though his back catalogue [...]
What persuaded did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to sue the News of the World for making-up stories about the demise of their marriage, as opposed to any one of the hundreds of gossip magazines, show-business websites, and tabloids which for years have been doing exactly the same thing?
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