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Entertainment

Oscar glory - but no thanks to the government

Despite its plaudits, The King's Speech wouldn't be made today

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28th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

Libya: End of Play report

As Libya's civil strife nears its climax, the media reports.

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23rd Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Money & Finance

'Breaking The Bank' - Inside Job review

This excellent documentary is both indictment and perhaps euology.

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22nd Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Entertainment

If you try flogging the woods today...

...You're sure of a big surprise (if you're David Cameron).

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17th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

Gerry and the Pacemakers

As Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein seem poised to make gains in the forthcoming Irish elections, are we facing a new era of radicalised politics?

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16th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

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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Society & Politics

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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Society & Politics

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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Society & Politics

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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Relationships

Compassion is the Key to Saving The World

All we need is love; a certain kind of genuine love. Only empathy and compassion has the power to transform relationships.

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7th Feb 2011
Diane Priestley
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Entertainment

Why aren't there more violent computer games for older people?

Why should young people have all the fun? Older people have deathmatches too!

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7th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

Egypt - End of Play report

So far, not an inch given nor surrendered. The media, meanwhile, notes all sorts of other developments.

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4th Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

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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Entertainment

TV Review - 'Beauty & The Beast'

As Channel 4's latest reality TV offering shows, the freak show is alive and well.

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3rd Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

Egypt on the brink

The protests in Egypt are nearing their critical hour

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2nd Feb 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

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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Entertainment

Black Swan - Massive Spoilers!!!

Up the swannee with Natalie Portman

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31st Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Waiting for Godot (if Godot was a bus)

Buses that never come - winter fun at its best.

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28th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Age UK Internet Champion of the Year 2011: A view up the tower

This year's Age UK Internet Champion awards had two winners, two runners-up and a very nice view.

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27th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

The miseducation of Paul Ryan

The GOP's riposte to Obama's State of the Union address revealed a great deal.

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26th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Money & Finance

Economy contracts: Real price of cuts

As today's contraction of the economy reveals, just slashing for ideology's sake is every bit as ruinous as just throwing money at things.

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25th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

The Dope Show

Marijuana stinks in more ways than one.

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24th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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News

Alan Johnson: Letter to an ex-postman

Alan Johnson's resignation is bad news for Labour.

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21st Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Failtrack

Our awful rail companies strike again, but we must share the blame with them and the government.

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20th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Entertainment

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Lurid doom

Last night's episode was fun but pessimistic.

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19th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

How Alzheimer's is reported: Badly

A quick glance of the news reveals how awful coverage of this condition, and our attitudes towards it, can be...

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18th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Queueing will be the death of us

A national obsession is also our national downfall

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17th Jan 2011
Alexander Hay
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Travel

A Dash To Paris

What a thrill to decide to visit Paris and find ourselves cruising on the Seine the next afternoon! We had to pinch ourselves!

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley
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Travel

A Jaunt Around Ireland

I love Ireland. What's not to love! Warm and friendly locals, beautiful unspoilt countryside, charming townships and of course the craic! I can never get enough!

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley
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Relationships

Forgiveness is the Highest Act of Love

We have wrestled hard with forgiveness in our marriage and come out the other end, wounded but mostly healed and renewed.

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley

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