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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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Relationships

Different Kinds of Relationships Enrich Our Lives

The way I see it, there are seven kinds of relationships that make up the rich tapestry of relational life. Each kind of relationship needs nurturing to grow.

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley
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Health & Wellbeing

Forever Young: 28 Days to the New Me

I was overweight, sluggish, unfit and floundering! So I embarked on a Detox program with the help of a trainer. Here is my personal journey.

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley
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Home & Leisure

Discovering the Joys of Inner City Living

After a quiet life in the suburbs of a coastal township in Australia, the gritty, noisy, multi-cultural inner-city neighbourhood of Ealing in West London has come as a stimulating surprise.

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4th Jan 2011
Diane Priestley
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News

Rough seas ahead!

By the time you've read this, the Irish government will no doubt have fallen and paid the hard price of fiscal failure.

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23rd Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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News

As North & South clash...

So, as the Koreas kick off for what, hopefully, will end up as a bit of short term skirmishing, what do the press think?

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23rd Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Daily Mail nice to Gordon Brown shock!

Having helped show him the door, a certain newspaper is now trying to be more cosy.

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22nd Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

The problem with being right

Six months ago I predicted that Prince William and Kate Middleton would announce their engagement.

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17th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

In the midst of a New World Order

Those of you who keep up with current affairs will have noticed a distinct shift of emphasis from the news media recently. All the news from the Far East is upbeat and very positive, whilst the news from the West is full of caution and caveats. In other words, not quite doom and gloom but pretty close.

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16th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

You can't make people good

As Iain Duncan Smith denounces worklessness as a 'sin', the thorny issue of politics and morals surfaces again.

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15th Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Cameron accepts that size matters!

Domestic politics is so passé. David Cameron is off playing international statesman and trying desperately not to mention the appalling human rights record of his hosts (China).

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11th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Money & Finance

Spending cuts: Osborne sharpens axe

When the government was formed as a coalition, I admit I had very little faith in its ability to focus on the malaise the nation was in, let alone formulate a plan that would offer a remedy.

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19th Oct 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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News

i, newspaper

Next week The Independent launches a new ultra-cheap condensed newspaper called i.

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19th Oct 2010
Allan McLachlan
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Society & Politics

Foreign aid too costly for Britain

Having forked out £billions in aid in 2009, UK politicians and commentators are questioning the value of boosting emerging economies such as Vietnam, India and China. And I agree with them!

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8th Oct 2010
Anthony Page
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Relationships

Sex and 'old people'? Heaven forfend

I'm sick of reading stories about how the over 50s are ignorant to the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and that older people are rampantly promiscuous, viagra powered slaves to lust ... blah, blah, blah. How refreshing that a recent report from Continuum Crew's Lori Bitter suggests that women over 50 prefer watching TV in the bedroom to sex.

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20th Sep 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Money & Finance

Housing and property prices: An uncertain outlook

The worst may be over in the housing market, but the future is still far from clear

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16th Sep 2010
Stewart Andersen

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