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Rachel Sermanni on mentors Mumford & Sons, Arts

Rachel Sermanni on mentors Mumford & Sons

Touted as a protégé of nu-folk Brit award winners Mumford and Sons, 19 year-old unsigned singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni has not only caught the eye of Communion records (co-founded by Mumford’s Ben Lovett) , she was also the youngest act chosen to perform in January’s BBC Celtic Connections festival. If you’re lucky enough to have seen [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 8:19 am

Online House Hunter: Even Bigger Brother, Property

Online House Hunter: Even Bigger Brother

Big Brother has nothing on this website that tells you all about your future neighbours – or even your current ones. The Online House Hunter reveals all.

By | Property | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 7:00 am

iBet: Expect Blackpool to keep banging in the goals, Sport

iBet: Expect Blackpool to keep banging in the goals

Blackpool v Spurs, Premier League, tonight 8pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 5 to one with Betfair
After a few days when it’s been tricky to find a stand-out bet, there is an obvious one tonight and that’s to expect goals at Bloomfield Road. All but one of Blackpool’s 13 home games has seen at least two [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Q: How do you spot an Eating Disorder?, Notebook

Q: How do you spot an Eating Disorder?

A: Trick question. 
B-eat, the UK’s leading Eating Disorder charity has revealed recent research has shown that 72% of those asked to name an Eating Disorder said Anorexia, over half thought that they would be able to spot someone with an Eating Disorder and that was down to the popular, though false belief that such a [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 9:54 pm

Did Jack the Ripper paint this?, Eagle Eye

Did Jack the Ripper paint this?

Number 516 in the illuminating series. Asked by the Daily Telegraph.
(It’s to do with the Walter Sickert theory. Or the Earl of Oxford. Or the Grassy Knoll. Or something.)
Thanks to Glyn.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 9:49 pm

The “Pariah State” Argument, Eagle Eye

The “Pariah State” Argument

By way of a further footnote to my column yesterday suggesting that Britain should pull out of the European Court of Human Rights while remaining signatory to the Convention, a correspondent takes issue with my rather compressed reference to the Chahal judgment of 1996. I wrote:
At other times [Tony Blair] and his home secretaries talked of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 7:30 pm

The meaning of the magic of Merlin, Eagle Eye

The meaning of the magic of Merlin

So now we know Barclays’ interpretation of its commitment: When Merlin said the 2010 bonus pot was to be calculated “including deferrals” what it meant was deferrals from subsequent years, not previous years.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 6:44 pm

What Wandsworth reveals about the Big Society, Eagle Eye

What Wandsworth reveals about the Big Society

For a phrase that no one seems to understand, the ‘Big Society’ really does seem to cover a lot of ground. Concerned about less police, cuts to legal aid, fewer hospitals, closed post offices? It turns out you really don’t need to be.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 6:00 pm

Why is the Middle East and North Africa in turmoil?, Chunomics

Why is the Middle East and North Africa in turmoil?

Despotism is one obvious cause; the economy is the other part of the answer. Yet Libya will grow by 6.2 per cent this year, enjoy inflation at 3.5 per cent and have a 20 per cent (of GDP trade surplus), all superior to the UK. The other economies are growing rapidly too; Bahrain by 4.5 [...]

By | Chunomics | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 5:40 pm

Relegation rivals face chastening games as race for survival intensifies, Sport

Relegation rivals face chastening games as race for survival intensifies

Languishing at Relegation Station, desperately hoping to leap on the next train that will drive them away from the drop zone are Wolves, West Ham and Wigan. A whole host of other relegation candidates can be found all around, from Blackpool to Stoke, Aston Villa to Fulham. Each club still possesses enough character to claw [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 February 2011 at 5:36 pm

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