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The bomb scare you didn't hear of

A large area of central London is sealed off as a suspect device is spotted. Does the media report it? Apparently not, as they zoom in on Ed Miliband's eyebrows instead. Elsewhere, hulking army helicopters circle the streets in an ominous fashion, and Twitter finally proves useful

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29th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Politicians are too craven to be allowed to regulate the press

Should government have the power to regulate the press? Shadow Culture Secretary Ivan Lewis is calling for journalists to be 'struck off' for misconduct, but is this just state censorship by any other name?

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28th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Orissa Real Estate-Agents

The Orissa Real Estate business has observed a remarkable growth and so has also been the requirement of the Real Estate agents. These days a huge number of people are interested to own a home and with this lift of demand for real estate, the role of a real estate agent turns out to be all the more important.

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19th Sep 2011
Rajesh Mohanty
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August Riots: Sending rioters to prison isn't working

Far from preventing further criminal acts, the mass imprisonment of young offenders in the wake of the August Riots may simply worsen an already bad situation

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15th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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How to save alienated families from themselves - by cutting their benefits!

Prime Minister David Cameron once again reminds us why politicians don't seem to know very much about anything

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9th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Libya - Gadaffi out; snouts in

Our recent history with Libya is a disgrace, and now a growing embarrassment

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2nd Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Phone Hacking Scandal: News round-up

As the riots die down, the most persistent story of 2011 rears up again to provide the Murdoch clan and David Cameron's Chipping Norton set more sleepless nights.

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16th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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The economy: Lukewarm and febrile

Signs of a recovery are spotted, but remain weak and fragile

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12th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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Counting the human cost of the London riots

As some politicians stay on holiday, the damage done may never be repaired

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8th Aug 2011
Alexander Hay
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Norway - a shock but not a surprise

Yesterday's tragedy didn't come out of nowhere

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23rd Jul 2011
Alexander Hay
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Trouble on the home front

There's more than meets the eye in restive Dagenham

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14th Jul 2011
Alexander Hay
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Pride and prejudice

The annual gay and lesbian Pride celebration has lost its values

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6th Jul 2011
Alexander Hay
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Childhood's End

The panic over 'sexualised children' is misplaced

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7th Jun 2011
Alexander Hay
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Winterbourne View – more of the same

We shouldn't be so shocked

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1st Jun 2011
Alexander Hay
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Wheelie Suitcases – a pox on humanity

Slow in both body and mind, they make commuting unbearable

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16th May 2011
Alexander Hay
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Local elections 2011: news round-up

Scotland splits, AV flops, Labour goes Welsh, Clegg goes west

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6th May 2011
Alexander Hay
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Alternative vote is not enough

Voting reform cannot paper over the cracks in the British political system.

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4th May 2011
Ian Dunt
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Royal Wedding Knees Up in Hyde Park

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, 2011 was one of good will and community spirit with just about everyone joining in the celebration.

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3rd May 2011
Diane Priestley
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Benefit Cuts: Blame the weak

The government's latest benefits crackdown is yet another exercise in hypocrisy

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26th Apr 2011
Alexander Hay
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The ugly truth behind stillbirth in the UK

High levels of stillbirth are blamed on the wrong factors

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14th Apr 2011
Alexander Hay
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Strange and bizarre jobs of the day

So disturbing, you'll be glad to be on the minimum wage!

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12th Apr 2011
Alexander Hay
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Stopping the Water Wars before they begin

As our world nears water shortages, scientists propose a solution

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1st Apr 2011
Alexander Hay
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Ratting out the rats

Our relationship with nature is a bit, err, 'complicated'

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25th Mar 2011
Alexander Hay
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The questions that Alternative Voting poses

Will AV make things better, worse or just more complicated?

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8th Mar 2011
Alexander Hay
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Down with the School Run

Are your children really so vulnerable that they can't just walk to school?

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15th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Voting for a distraction

We should ask what prisons are for first and whether their inmates should vote second.

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14th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Devil Dogs or Devil Men?

The debate on dangerous dogs is a deliberate distraction from the real issue: Social decay and antisocial behaviour.

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9th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Fuel Duty or Fool Duty?

Fleecing drivers while under-investing in public transport takes many things, but honesty isn't one of them.

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8th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Arab Spring, UK Winter

Events in Egypt stand in contrast to the UK's present decline.

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4th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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The Mooby Prize

The current trend for cosmetic surgery amongst men suggests the body haters are winning.

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1st Feb 2011
Alexander Hay


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