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Ear To The Ground: Smiler, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: Smiler

South London’s Smiler is an up-and-coming UK rapper who is planning on “bringing back that ‘95 rap sound into the post-millennium.” Having grown up listening to the likes of Nas and fellow rap stars of that era, Smiler was so impressed by the way they rhymed that he couldn’t help but pick up a pen and pad and eventually started writing some bars of his own. 2006 was the year when he launched himself into the UK music scene with his first video for the track, ‘Neighbourhood’.

By | Notebook | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 10:19 am

Online House Hunter: Those essential links, Property

Online House Hunter: Those essential links

Our Online House Hunter shares those essential bookmarks that will help you find your new home…

By | Property | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 7:00 am

Harvey Weinstein and this year’s real Oscar rivalry, Arts

Harvey Weinstein and this year’s real Oscar rivalry

There is an intriguing back-story to the coming Oscar showdown between The Social Network and The King’s Speech, which are vying for golden statuettes in several of the major categories, most importantly that of Best Picture.

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 6:07 am

iBet: England should beat France… just, Sport

iBet: England should beat France… just

England v France,  Twickenham,  Saturday 5pm
Back England to win by under 12.5pts at 2.66 (just over 6/4) with Betfair
England’s rugby union test against France at Twickenham (5pm) on Saturday should be titanic. The momentum seems to be with the home team, who are playing as a unit and building nicely towards the World Cup. They [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 25 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Will George Galloway retract his claim that Libya was framed?, Eagle Eye

Will George Galloway retract his claim that Libya was framed?

Number 519 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Oliver Kamm, referring to this article by George Galloway, and in the light of Libya’s former justice minister saying that Gaddafi ordered Lockerbie.
Before I have any complaints, Kamm is allowed to break the rules because I copied the series from him in the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 5:21 pm

Is Al-Jazeera TV complicit in the latest vilification of Libya’s Blacks?, The Foreign Desk

Is Al-Jazeera TV complicit in the latest vilification of Libya’s Blacks?

During his visit to Rome in August 2010 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spoke at a ceremony in Rome and warned
, “We don’t know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans.” We are fortunate in that we live in a society where we can easily dismiss this as a racist statement.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 4:11 pm

Wallis and Gromit, Eagle Eye

Wallis and Gromit

I blame Ed Miliband for making all those silly Wallace and Gromit jokes. Marvellous error on the front page skyline of The Guardian yesterday.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 4:02 pm

The New New New No 10, Eagle Eye

The New New New No 10

Luxuriating in feeling very old, I read Tim Montgomerie’s description of “the new 10 Downing Street” as if from another planet. It is only the millionth time since about 1854 that the organogram of the prime minister’s office has been redrawn in an attempt to achieve Montgomerie’s three goals: to “force Whitehall to focus” on [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 12:50 pm

Wisconsin: the battleground for America’s political future, The Foreign Desk

Wisconsin: the battleground for America’s political future

Wisconsin isn’t one of the glamour States in the US. You know it exists, somewhere in that expanse of endless terrain in the middle there, but you couldn’t pick it out on a map, much less name any of its towns.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 12:30 pm

Online House Hunter: Zoom in on your neighbourhood, Property

Online House Hunter: Zoom in on your neighbourhood

Your first port of call should be the local council website when seeking a new home. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver points you in the right direction.

By | Property | Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 7:00 am

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