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Cricket World Cup: Have England turned a corner?, Sport

Cricket World Cup: Have England turned a corner?

It seems like only yesterday that England were once again demolished by a ruthless and vengeful Australia by six wins to one, the same scoreline that Andrew Flintoff’s side suffered four years ago. A complete reshuffle of the line-up, players returning from injury and trials for fringe players seems to have given the side a healthier, more invigorated look.

By | Sport | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 12:07 pm

Blue blood and red cheeks: does David Cameron look like King William IV?, Eagle Eye

Blue blood and red cheeks: does David Cameron look like King William IV?

Number 512 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Political Scrapbook.
Thank you to garlick47.
Number 511 was asked yesterday by Toby Harnden of the Telegraph:
Will Osama bin Laden end up at Guantanamo Bay?

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 10:47 pm

UFC 127: Q&A with Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping, Sport

UFC 127: Q&A with Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping

‘The Count’ talks in-depth about Jorge Rivera – the fighter and the film-maker. Plus there’s reaction to Anderson Silva’s latest ‘mind-blowing’ performance.

By | Sport | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 7:31 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

The weekly roundup of our top posts and bloggers

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 5:44 pm

Strange goings-on in the rental market, Property

Strange goings-on in the rental market

Sealed bids… touting… heavy-handed tactics? Welcome to the strange world of the rental market 2011

By | Property | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 4:40 pm

What hope for the minnows in this year’s FA Cup?, Sport

What hope for the minnows in this year’s FA Cup?

With the FA Cup fifth round taking centre stage in English football this weekend, it still remains possible that a record low number of Premier League teams (one) could make it to the sixth round, or a joint-record high number, namely all eight of eight quarter-finalists.
For the ‘romantic’ dream of mostly non-Premier [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 3:50 pm

How can we resist?, Notebook

How can we resist?

An uprising that was sparked on Valentine’s Day; how romantic? Not so for the people of Bahrain. As a tide of resistance continues to sweep across the Arab world, protestors in Manama, the country’s capital, were met with the brutal force of the Bahraini security forces; an assault which left up to six people dead, and many more injured.

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 3:36 pm

The privatisation of blood donations, Eagle Eye

The privatisation of blood donations

The proposed privatisation of NHS Blood and Transplant service, or parts of it, will instinctively make people shudder and we are right to be concerned about how commercial motives will change the service.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 3:32 pm

French Connection loves London, Notebook

French Connection loves London

If the start of the British fashion calendar has got you in the mood for shopping, head to French Connection. Today, the ‘London’ dress has been launched by the high street label to celebrate. With a limited run of 2,000 at the reduced rate of a mere £35, you’ll have to be quick to get [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 2:50 pm

And so to Paris…, Chunomics

And so to Paris…

We hacks always get terrifically over-excited about these big international summits, the G20 meeting of central bank governors and central bankers in the city of love is about the closest many of us get to glamour.

By | Chunomics | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 2:46 pm

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