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Of all the tennis players there are to watch in the world, Justine Henin is one of my favourites. She has that Roger Federer-like quality where you simply yearn to play like her.
On the back of four consecutive months of record-breaking traffic, and since the year-end is traditionally an appropriate time to take stock, I thought it might be worth taking a quick glance back at the digital strides the Independent has taken in 2010.
One of the main stories to emerge after the tuition fees demonstrations earlier this month was the attack on Prince Charles and Camilla’s car as it drove down Regent Street. Predictably, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police condemned what he referred to as the “thugs” who carried out the attack. The double-standards should be highlighted; [...]
Dan Hodges reviews 2011:
Ed Miliband raised eyebrows when he claimed that his favourite sporting memory was watching Kenny Dalglish slide the ball through Ray Clemence’s legs at the 1976 England v Scotland home international. It later transpired that the seven year old Miliband had actually been attending a meeting of the Woodcraft Folk at the time.
The New York Times has “10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology” today (thanks to Ian Birrell). They are useful, although I disagree with no 1 and don’t see the point of nos 4, 9 and 10.
1. GET A SMARTPHONE
2. STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER
3. UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS TO THE CLOUD
4. GET MUSIC OFF [...]
Lay Aston Villa for relegation at 4.5 to 1 with Betfair
Aston Villa are in freefall and are most likely going to be in the relegation zone after the first round of New Year’s games, when they play Chelse at Stamford Bridge. There is very little spirit in the camp right now and the manager is [...]
Prize for most gratuitous WMD reference in unfunny article goes to Ian Silvera at Labour Uncut, for this:
Christmas is a holiday dedicated to a mythical event in the middle-east. Not Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, but the birth of Jesus of Nazareth our Lord Saviour and the main idol of the Christian religion.
Don’t call [...]
If you dwell on it long enough, the political landscape of this time last year starts to feel like an era from a bygone age; not a year ago, but more like several decades ago.
Some light entertainment for those at work this week…
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