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Barking Blondes: Dogs like rules and boundaries, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dogs like rules and boundaries

Completely upstaging any photo opportunity of an MP falling Kinnock style across the shingle, was the image of a protestor being bitten by his own dog!

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Why I’m praying for Arsenal to lose for the first time in my life, Football

Why I’m praying for Arsenal to lose for the first time in my life

While I may have initially supported Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion is the club that helped me fall back in love with the game. And that’s why I’ll be wanting them to win this weekend.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 1:02 am

Boris Johnson, TUC,  Andy Murray, Grand Slam – why are they trending?, Notebook

Boris Johnson, TUC, Andy Murray, Grand Slam – why are they trending?

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 at 11:18 am

Poetry, pork pies and punks: Our pick of the weekend’s Jubilee street parties, Arts

Poetry, pork pies and punks: Our pick of the weekend’s Jubilee street parties

Whether you’re a staunch royalist or more of a put-the-royals-in-council-housing-then-poke-them-with-sticks type, there’s a shindig out there perfectly suited to your tastes.

By | Arts, Notebook | Friday, 1 June 2012 at 9:00 am

Ones To Watch: The Great Escape, Brighton, Arts

Ones To Watch: The Great Escape, Brighton

The Great Escape, Britain’s South By South West by the sea returns to Brighton this weekend for its annual cavalcade of blogbands, hipster spotting and being seen at the right gigs.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 12 May 2012 at 12:00 am

Barking Blondes: A pot of relish and four pitta breads disappeared down a chubby gullet, Notebook

Barking Blondes: A pot of relish and four pitta breads disappeared down a chubby gullet

The shoe designer, Patrick Cox, now has one of the coolest cake shops in Soho. His cupcakes are a work of art and the shop is called Cox, Cookies and Cakes (as a scriptwriter friend of ours often says, “it’s there if you can see it”).

He also has a beautiful bulldog, Caesar. Given to him by Elton John.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 18 March 2012 at 12:00 am

Football Chat: Arsenal need to make changes, surprises at the top and bottom and the start of the Championship, Sport

Football Chat: Arsenal need to make changes, surprises at the top and bottom and the start of the Championship

Wenger is Arsenal’s best option and has done a great job in the past and may well do it again, but things will have to change around him

By | Sport | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 at 4:48 pm

Beer: The star of the South, Notebook

Beer: The star of the South

For such a convivial drink, beer doesn’t half start a lot of rows. Seemingly trivial topics can cause the sort of schism that would have made the mediaeval church proud: of late, for example, there has been plenty of heat and a shortage of light on the subject of how best to serve it. Common [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 12 August 2011 at 8:54 am

Top of the league! If only I could learn to enjoy it more – and why I blame EastEnders, Sport

Top of the league! If only I could learn to enjoy it more – and why I blame EastEnders

One of the nice things about supporting a football club outside the Premier League is you feel you have somewhere to go. In an upward sense, I mean. Glories still to aspire to, many rungs of the ladder still to climb, huge strides still to be, erm, stridden.

By | Sport | Monday, 1 November 2010 at 2:15 pm

Why cricket is like the Blue Peter tortoise – and football is a modern satsuma, Sport

Why cricket is like the Blue Peter tortoise – and football is a modern satsuma

I’ve been scouring the newspapers for domestic cricket news. And something rather startling has occurred to me. There isn’t any. Honestly. Absolutely none whatsoever. To the point where I’ve started to think, ‘Hang on, have I made this whole thing up? Does cricket actually exist? Or did I just dream it?’
Because now I stop to [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 4 October 2010 at 1:58 pm

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