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Online House Hunter: Back to school, Notebook

Online House Hunter: Back to school

The Online House Hunter looks at how to decipher online information about schools

By | Notebook, Property | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 10:15 am

Ear To The Ground: Lioness, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: Lioness

The grime scene, as we know it, is a very male-dominated scene and not many females have been able to share the same limelight as their male counterparts, bar a few (pun intended). Welcoming Lioness, a south London-born lyricist who came to the forefront of the London grime scene 4 years ago as the first lady of Mastermind Trooperz.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 6:00 am

Anorexia Photography, Notebook

Anorexia Photography

I took this photograph in 2007. I was frustrated with having been controlled by the scale for 10 years.
I came across this photograph tonight and realised just how many years have slipped by with meaningless numbers still having such a grip on me.
It makes me feel sad mainly. Ashamed too. Hypocritical. Weak.
I wish I could [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 1:08 am

iBet: Blackpool’s attacking style makes for a good bet, Sport

iBet: Blackpool’s attacking style makes for a good bet

Blackpool v Aston Villa, Premier League, Saturday3pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.4 to one with Betfair
Not much to go at tonight so it’s a good chance to take a look at the weekend fixtures and the one Premiership game that leaps out for me is Blackpool versus Villa. There simply have to [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Friday playlist: Sugarland, Arts

Friday playlist: Sugarland

This week’s Friday playlist comes via Sugarland. Listen to it here on Spotify and read the American duo’s explanation of the reasoning behind their selections below.
The National – Terrible Love
This band always reminds me to reach further, try harder and use my heart to make music not just my fingers and voice. This song will [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 11 February 2011 at 12:00 am

Labour’s Lack of Leadership, Eagle Eye

Labour’s Lack of Leadership

I am baffled by the Labour leadership’s policy on votes for criminals. You can either be against giving criminals the vote or, if you are a principled eccentric, for it. I do not see how you can not take a view.
I can even understand, although I do not agree with it, why the Government decided [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:23 pm

Red Tory bites the Thatcherite Treasury, Eagle Eye

Red Tory bites the Thatcherite Treasury

Ed Miliband should make the Blond critique that the Big Society is being undermined by a Treasury and Local Government Department that are more interested in slashing spending and maintaining control of the purse purse strings than empowering communities.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 3:12 pm

America, Africa and the hope for Stability, Notebook

America, Africa and the hope for Stability

America’s time as an international broker for peace may be coming to an end. Their influence may be dwindling in the face of economic weakness and hollers of a return to isolationism at home, and an increasingly strong, if quiet, voice from the Far East. There may only be one act left in the play [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 2:19 pm

The right to broadcast football in pubs, Sport

The right to broadcast football in pubs

‘It is not illegal for a publican to subscribe to a foreign broadcaster. The issue in the Portsmouth case is whether it’s legal to screen it in public’

By | Sport | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 1:23 pm

Is Matthew (Lord) Oakeshott the new Vince Cable?, Chunomics

Is Matthew (Lord) Oakeshott the new Vince Cable?

Having resigned in disgust over the bankers’ deal with the Government, the Lib Dems’ former Treasury spokesman in the Lords may take on the saintly Vince’s old mantle as the voice of reason and decency on the banks.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 12:35 pm

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