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Society & Politics

Long live the NHS

The National Health Service, far from being an innefficient, wasteful, cash drain, as the Health Secretary would have us believe, is delivering first-class service ... well, it certainly did for me!

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31st Jan 2014
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Abduction, al-Qaeda and a war of terror

What can be achieved by the 'rendition' of al-Qaeda suspects from Libya and Somalia? The answer - nothing!

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18th Oct 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Society & Politics

Jeremy Hunt shifts blame for poor elderly care onto GPs

Health Secretary says poor service received by most vulnerable is down to Labour and not the top-to-bottom cuts the coalition has made to front line NHS services.

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10th Sep 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Society & Politics

The West and the Syria conflict

2million displaced people and more than 110,000 dead in Syrian conflict since fighting began in March 2011

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3rd Sep 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Entertainment

Rush - James Hunt versus Nikki Lauda

Big screen dramatisation of the rivalry between Formula One racing drivers James Hunt and Nikki Lauda

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2nd Aug 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Society & Politics

It’s just not cricket! Fair play in sport

Is Stuart Broad a barefaced cheat or an opportunist who took advantage of his opponents’ lack of nous with DRS?

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24th Jul 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Health & Wellbeing

Why you should celebrate the first national care home open day, 2013

On the 21 June, hundreds of care home across Britain will be throwing open their doors to the public to celebrate the first ever National Care Home Open Day. And I for one hope this annual event continues for many years to come.

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18th Jun 2013
James Newhouse
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Society & Politics

Luis Suarez: Punish the crime, not the man

Offence serious enough to require a 10 game ban but insignificant enough to be ignored by the police.

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26th Apr 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Home & Leisure

Half Term is Approaching

Some of the things you can do this half term with my grandchildren

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7th Feb 2013
Laura Beck
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Entertainment

The Crone Club - Older women deserve ‘Chick lit’ too

Like many women I sometimes want a light and relaxing novel to read, yet it is so hard to find something for my 'older' age group. So I wrote the book I would like to read. It is called The Crone Club and is about a group of reunited schoolfriends. These women are now in their 60s but that is not going to stop them having fun and not one of them has any intention of "acting her age."

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7th Dec 2012
Sandra Peddle
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Travel

London Theatre and Theatre Breaks

We, and by "we" I mean those in the theatre industry, forget how much of an effort it can be to arrange to go to the theatre. So I wrotea book to help.

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23rd Oct 2012
Simon Harding
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Society & Politics

And so we say farewell....Bob Diamond!

Bod Diamond finally resigns from Barclays over the Libor Scandal.

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3rd Jul 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Falling inflation, G20 progress and an England win at the Euros

Silver linings all round! Well life isn’t all bad if yesterday is anything to go by?

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20th Jun 2012
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

Euro crisis: Greece election fuels further single currency uncertainty

Slim majority sees Greeks vote for austerity rather than withdrawal from Euro, but could continued market speculation bury the Euro.

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18th Jun 2012
Anthony Page
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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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