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In it for the long run: half marathon, Sport

In it for the long run: half marathon

On Sunday I spent a lovely couple of hours running round the Kent countryside with a rhino by my side. Not a normal Sunday by any stretch of the imagination but fun nonetheless. It might have come a little later in my training schedule than I’d hoped, but finally after all the injury anguish, I [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 12:53 pm

Aid and Indian Billionaires, Eagle Eye

Aid and Indian Billionaires

I would have thought that the case against the UK taxpayer funding development aid to India was open and shut (although the Guardian inevitably tries to keep it ajar), but have been intrigued by repeated references to India having “three times as many billionaires” as Britain.
I traced it to this report in the Daily Mail [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 12:06 pm

World of weather: under the sea, Notebook

World of weather: under the sea

The oceans are filled with sound – from marine life, ships and even raindrops hitting the surface. Until recently, this noise was mostly seen as being a nuisance or a danger to ocean-dwelling creatures. But a study has found an important benefit to that noise – using it to study the physics of the ocean, [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 11:50 am

Caught & Social: A toast for Oscar, Notebook

Caught & Social: A toast for Oscar

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 11:41 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Car design, it’s all in the concept, Notebook

Today from i: Car design, it’s all in the concept

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 11:31 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 11:13 am

Online House Hunter: Treading water, Property

Online House Hunter: Treading water

Another month, another batch of housing figures – with some surprising nuggets hidden among them

By | Property | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 9:35 am

Online House Hunter: Search tips, Property

Online House Hunter: Search tips

There’s more to searching that just hitting the ‘Go’ button. Our online house hunter explains how to search with finesse.

By | Property | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Bet against teams struggling to score, Sport

iBet: Bet against teams struggling to score

Hamilton v Hibernian, Scottish Premiership
Lay Hamilton at 9/4 with Betfair
I like betting against teams that are really struggling to score as they are very unlikely to ‘take the game away’ from the one you are backing by going on a goal spree. That can certainly be applied to Scottish Premiership bottom [...]

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

Anorexia isn’t a choice. Recovery is., Notebook

Anorexia isn’t a choice. Recovery is.

I seem to spend half my life explaining and re-explaining to certain readers and regular commenters the fact that Anorexia, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders are not a choice. Not a lifestyle nor a diet-gone-too-far. Not a display of pure vanity nor a selfish act.
I don’t get bored of it. If something needs hammering home [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 28 February 2011 at 10:59 pm

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