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Why Theresa May won’t need to rush to the royal birth, McSmith

Why Theresa May won’t need to rush to the royal birth

The news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the mother to be formerly known as Kate Middleton, will give birth in July to a child fated to live his or her entire life in the glare of publicity seems like a good pretext for reprinting this excerpt from The Evening Independent (no relation) of 10 November 1948.

By | McSmith | Monday, 14 January 2013 at 4:29 pm

Savile, Leveson and the Olympics: The stories that made the headlines in 2012, Notebook

Savile, Leveson and the Olympics: The stories that made the headlines in 2012

This year has been an interesting one to say the least and we have witnessed a lot. The year the Mayans prophesied we would see the end of the world has certainly been eventful.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Saturday, 22 December 2012 at 4:00 pm

Caught & Social: Batman stars suffer daylight rubbery, Notebook

Caught & Social: Batman stars suffer daylight rubbery

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 27 September 2011 at 12:40 pm

Caught & Social: Plucky Kylie isn’t spooked, Notebook

Caught & Social: Plucky Kylie isn’t spooked

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 11 August 2011 at 11:30 am

The Duchess of Cambridge and the real America, Fashion

The Duchess of Cambridge and the real America

I heard a commentator on the Today programme describing the Duchess of Cambridge as a typical American woman – with “American hair” and “American teeth” – as the royal couple embarks on a US visit.
I see these Kate Middleton lookalikes every day in Washington. Congress and the White House seem to attract the most highly [...]

By | Fashion, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 30 June 2011 at 10:31 am

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin, Notebook

British police arrest pro-democracy demonstrators, before the demonstrations begin

It is a sign of the deep-seated inequalities in our society, that the wedding of one couple is lauded over by the entire media, whilst so many family relationships struggle under the strain of daily life.

By | Notebook | Friday, 29 April 2011 at 9:54 am

Cameron Trashing of past PMs Spoils the Party, Eagle Eye

Cameron Trashing of past PMs Spoils the Party

A cardinal rule of Britain’s unwritten constitutions is that the royals stay out of party politics. By class, upbringing, wealth and lifestyle they are not on the left. The Prince’s Trust would fit comfortably into the Blue Labour ideas of faith, flag and country and his work is pure Big Society. By contrast, Prince Charles’ [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 10:29 am

Caught & Social: The grandmother of all insults, Notebook

Caught & Social: The grandmother of all insults

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 at 12:39 pm

It Started With a Tweet…, Notebook

It Started With a Tweet…

MANCHESTER’S Northern Quarter is gearing up for a Royal celebration on the day that Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot. Whether Mancunians are celebrating or shunning the Royal Wedding and all that it brings is a moot point; but they are certainly acknowledging it in style.
Carole Keating, a local arts and events manager [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 2:13 pm

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…, Notebook

Caught & Social: Taking time off to get married…

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 11:20 am

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