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Jackboot of New Labour illiberalism lifted at last, Eagle Eye

Jackboot of New Labour illiberalism lifted at last

Only now catching up with business from last week: the statement by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, on counter-terrorism powers on 26 January (right).
It was quite widely reported, including before the event by me, that control orders would be renamed and made less effective. As it turned out, they were simply renamed (Terrorism Prevention and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 10:37 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Weekly round up of the top posts and bloggers

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 1:45 pm

Carlos Tevez and Co caught in the snood, Sport

Carlos Tevez and Co caught in the snood

It’s the great debate that’s been dogging Fifa for the past few years, the issue at the forefront of football and one that can’t be ignored any longer.
The World Cup was ruined by it and had the technology been around at the 1966 World Cup, history would have looked very different. Yes. It’s the snood.
Fifa [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 1:44 pm

W…W…W… West Ham, Wigan and Wolves want a point per game, Sport

W…W…W… West Ham, Wigan and Wolves want a point per game

What do West Ham, Wigan and Wolverhampton all have in common aside from all beginning with the 23rd letter of the alphabet and all being current occupants of the Premier League’s relegation zone?
They are also the only three Premier League sides so far unable to muster a point per game on average [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 1:06 pm

Chelsea relishing Liverpool visit for Torres’ debut – and more, Sport

Chelsea relishing Liverpool visit for Torres’ debut – and more

For a variety of reasons – Ole, ole – Chelsea fans will welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Not least of them will be that in the Premier League, they’ve seen their team win a dozen times at home against Liverpool in 18 attempts. Chelsea’s record is the same against Tottenham but no other [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 12:53 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 11:58 am

Cricket World Cup: The good, the bad, and the unprepared, Sport

Cricket World Cup: The good, the bad, and the unprepared

It’s strange. A few weeks ago we were singing their praises after a historic victory over a disorganised Australia outfit. Yet what we must realise is that despite the tremendous rise up the Test rankings, the one-day side is still struggling much to the frustration of English fans.I don’t know about you, but it is rather difficult to perceive victory at the impending World Cup later this month.

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 11:43 am

Games review roundup: DC Universe Online; Nail’d; Dead Space: Extraction; Breach, Games

Games review roundup: DC Universe Online; Nail’d; Dead Space: Extraction; Breach

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring a world of superheroes in DC Universe Online; breakneck racing in Nail’d; yet more Necromorph meets plasma cutter action in a PS3 remake of Dead Space: Extraction and explosive action from Breach.

By | Games, Notebook | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 11:07 am

Guinness World Record, Notebook

Guinness World Record

Below is Chris Geiger’s special World Record breaking newspaper feature.

Daily newspapers in dozens of countries around the world, supported Chris Geiger, by publishing the below feature. This enabled him to achieve a Guinness World Record, and more importantly created awareness on World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day & Guinness World Record Feature.
Congratulations ! You’re [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 6:42 am

Eat, Pray, Love: When is it too late for travelling?, Notebook

Eat, Pray, Love: When is it too late for travelling?

I’ve always been dubious about taking the “gap yah” that many pre and post students take. I find myself wondering if it’s just a glorified extended holiday where more often than not the same places are visited and similar people are sought out.

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 6:00 am

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