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iBet: Real won’t lose the Madrid derby, Sport

iBet: Real won’t lose the Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid: Spanish Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg, Kick off 9pm, live on Sky Sports
Lay Atletico at 3.7 to one
Atletico haven’t won a Madrid derby in more than a decade and at the price available of less than 4 to one to lay them, I’m prepared to bet that the sequence [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 1:00 am

Is the net finally closing in?, Eagle Eye

Is the net finally closing in?

A warm welcome back, and a green award for environmentally friendly recycled journalism, to Stephen Glover, who has decided that now is the time to start again with the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, by going back to number 356 in the Daily Mail tomorrow. (The series is up to 490 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 10:52 pm

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time, Notebook

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time

Google has begun offering downloads of its Chrome, Picassa and Earth programmes in Iran for the first time after a US embargo banning their transfer was relaxed.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 8:40 pm

Filibusters and First Principles, Eagle Eye

Filibusters and First Principles

Thanks to Danny Finkelstein (pay wall), I’ve just remembered the Salisbury Convention:
The Conservatives found a way to address (or more correctly try and address – I don’t think it will succeed) anti-politician sentiment and the difficulties they have with seat distribution with one measure – reducing the number of MPs. This was in their manifesto [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 7:27 pm

Has Michael Gove just come out for a general election pact with the Liberal Democrats?, Eagle Eye

Has Michael Gove just come out for a general election pact with the Liberal Democrats?

Number 490 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Paul Goodman, the excellent former Tory MP at Conservative Home. Speaking of the voters of Hull, Michael Gove said:
If they’re wise enough to vote Liberal Democrat at the next local elections in Hull, or for the Conservatives in any [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 6:02 pm

Rugby League: Joel Monaghan let off the leash, Sport

Rugby League: Joel Monaghan let off the leash

You might have expected Warrington to try to muzzle Joel Monaghan this week – but not a bit of it.
In case you missed it, Monaghan is the Australian player whose spot of bother with a dog has seen him depart those shores for a new lease of life over here.
It was brave on his part [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 5:30 pm

Farewell to history?, Notebook

Farewell to history?

How safe is our history in this age of budget cuts? And is ‘history’ as a subject in itself doomed in a digital continually-updated age?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 3:10 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: New Zealand or bust, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: New Zealand or bust

Now I’ve set out across the Tasman I have no other opportunity to stop – it’s New Zealand or bust. I’ve got my wind generator working, the solar panels working. I’m on my last can of diesel, down to about 14 litres, but the way I have been going recently that will do me for nine days.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 11:25 am

The Delhi Walla – the most compelling guide to India’s capital, The Foreign Desk

The Delhi Walla – the most compelling guide to India’s capital

I’ve written before about the talented writer Mayank Austen Soofi, a young man who splits his time between a “serious” job with an Indian newspaper and his real love, which is traipsing around Delhi, talking to its residents and writing about them in beautiful prose. Mayank must never sleep; he writes a total of five [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 5:32 am

iBet: Gunners good for goals, Sport

iBet: Gunners good for goals

Leeds v Arsenal, FA Cup Replay, Kick off 8pm, ITV1
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4 to one with Betfair
We got away with this bet a little bit when the teams met at the Emirates – Arsenal coming up with a late penalty to secure the winnings. However, the stats and trends make the bet worth [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 1:00 am

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