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Society & Politics

What world do they live in?

Pensions are back in the news again as doctors and nursing staff vote to strike over public sector pension cuts.

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30th May 2012
Anthony Page
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Entertainment

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

A fantastic night out watching a new production of the CS Lewis classic by the 360degree Theatre Company.

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24th May 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Onwards, into the valley of death they rode!

Bankia rescued by government of Spain as Eurozone countries flirt with disaster once again.

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11th May 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Cameron Says It As It Is!

Crisis in Eurozone only half way through reveals Prime Minister.

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2nd May 2012
Anthony Page
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Work & Career

Aviva shoots itself in the foot – priceless!

Insurance giant, Aviva, drops email redundancy bombshell by mistake.

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23rd Apr 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

May Day, May Day ... Theresa's going down!

Shamelessly stolen from the BBC. A round of newspaper reaction to the latest gaff from Home Secretary Theresa May.

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20th Apr 2012
Lord Nelson
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Society & Politics

Pensioners Tax Allowances!

Here we go again – Ed Miliband prattling on about the ‘great pensioner theft of 2012’. I’m not sure if he is just thick or is using the ignorance of the general public to score very tacky political points.

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19th Apr 2012
Anthony Page
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Health & Wellbeing

How to add life to your life!

I've found the solution to insomnia and discovered the pleasures of a nocturnal cup of tea, reading and box set DVDs.

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17th Apr 2012
Anthony Page
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Home & Leisure

Carpets - Search 100s Cheap Carpets

Now Spring is supposedly on the way is it time to look at refreshing and updating your home ready for the new brighter, lighter season ahead. One of the ways you can do this is by giving a room a lick of paint and changing your carpets.

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14th Apr 2012
Jacob Scoth
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Home & Leisure

Wallpaper Murals

Decorate your home with wall murals and wallpaper mural from Printed space. It helps you finding huge selection of wallpaper murals and photo wallpaper murals that will look great in your home.

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14th Apr 2012
Jacob Scoth
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Society & Politics

Abu Hamza on a one way ticket to US

Radical Islamist cleric, Abu Hamza, plus four men suspected of plotting terrorist acts have lost their appeal in the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights. They now face deportation to the USA to stand trial.

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10th Apr 2012
Anthony Page
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Money & Finance

SIPP suckers

Serious Fraud Squad estimates £32million in Self Invested Pension Plans at risk after investors place faith in slick sales promises of high returns.

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28th Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Money & Finance

Scam emails. I must be a sucker!

An email scam almost caught me out yesterday, because I thought of my friend's plight rather than questioning the content and context of the messaging. Am I the only mug who didn't see straight through this?

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23rd Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Entertainment

Olympic torch relay - one of the chosen

I'm carrying the Olympic torch and need to get in training

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20th Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Observations on a mad world

Thoughts on Hamid Karzai, Ed Balls the perfect friend and the European Working Directive

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19th Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Time to let the punishment fit the crime?

As a judge's lenient sentence causes controversy, and a convicted criminal brags about it afterwards on Facebook, should the judiciary be held legally responsible for its decisions?

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20th Dec 2011
Marce Colucci
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Home & Leisure

Do chatbots dream of angry swans?

Are we approaching a brave new world of Artificial Intelligence? Probably not, though some interesting conversations about swans and goat-wrestling may well ensue. Oh, and milkman collecting for good measure.

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27th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Health & Wellbeing

DNA testing brings potential pitfalls as well as benefits

While genetic screening offers many potential advantages, some caution needs to be exerted over how this information is treated, and who can access it, as the implications for both the individual and society are considerable

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25th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Money & Finance

Credit downgrades - Moody's strikes again

The mood is moody as Moody's makes the government's job harder with a downgrade for some of our biggest banks. Meanwhile, George Osborne is reaching for the printing machines and Mervyn King is digging in, strapping on a steel helmet and fearing the worst

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7th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Work & Career

Not (quite) getting blown up on the way home

A packed carriage in the rush hour. What looks like an abandoned suitcase. Any number of neuroses, hang-ups, irrational fears and paranoia. What could possibly go wrong?

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6th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Evangelical America - the rise and rise of religious conservatism

While a minority, white evangelical Christianity is claiming both the trappings of patriotism and the nature of America's national identity, with implications for next year's presidential elections

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5th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Entertainment

Kercher murder: School of soft Knox

Brutal murder all but forgotten as ABC News provides lingering close-up shots of an acquitted suspect, ignoring the victim's family in the process

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4th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Council housing? Job seekers not allowed

The government decides the best way of cutting the housing benefit bill is by making sure the people most likely to claim it can't get a house in the first place - which makes perverse sense, in a sort of misanthropic, short-sighted sort of way

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3rd Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

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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Health & Wellbeing

Leafy Green Vegetables and Their Amazing Health Benefits

There's a lot more to eating green leafy veggies than most of us realise. Here's a comprehensive review of some of the best greens to put on your dinner plate.

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28th Sep 2011
Marce Colucci
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Society & Politics

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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Health & Wellbeing

Drunk driving without limits

Proposals to lower the drink driving limit in Northern Ireland fly in the face of ever declining deaths and injuries on the roads, and may backfire in making drivers ignore blood alcohol limits altogether

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27th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Money & Finance

World Economic Crisis – News round-up

The world economy is heading for a major recession. The Eurozone's in freefall. The US is on the skids, and China's following it. Adam Smith's heirs are feeling smug, and will anyone think of the (Greek) bankers?

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23rd Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Entertainment

Selling the family silver (and Peppa Pig)

Is Postman Pat going ex pat? We seem hell-bent on neglecting our popular culture, heritage and industry, as the latest big sell-off suggests only too clearly

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21st Sep 2011
Alexander Hay
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Money & Finance

The protest no one noticed

A small but driven protest movement against corrupt banks and big business starts to take root in America. But does anyone care enough to even pay attention? Meanwhile, the young middle classes are starting to get restless

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20th Sep 2011
Alexander Hay

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