Eleanor Doughty is dismayed at the news that some universities and colleges are offering rewards like fee reductions or laptops to students with good grades
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Saturday 10 August 2013
Friday 09 August 2013
Columnist Eleanor Doughty discusses the aimlessness of the summer vacs
Agenda: Urban Outfitters and London's YMC; Adelaide Clemens; Jason Molina Benefit; Rich Kids of Instagram; Chase Rhubarb Vodka
Sunday 19 August 2012
Fashion: Go the YMC way for autumn cool
Saturday 07 July 2012
A portrait of the first Children's Laureate from his difficult childhood to a prolific career
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Enid Blyton's novels are to be updated, re-illustrated and digitised now Hachette has the world rights. By Nick Clark
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Cripes! The Secret Seven are off on a new adventure. They are shelving the jolly japes and following the Famous Five into the digital age, taking modern dialogue with them on their travels.
Friday 02 September 2011
Resolute in their rejection of Hollywood happy endings, the songs Willy Vlautin writes for Richmond Fontaine are downbeat narratives, related against the tints of a subtle Americana-rock which yaws between country, indie and ambient, as the action demands.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Crikey! Lovers of Enid Blyton can look forward to lashings of words from the pen of their favourite writer after the discovery of a previously unknown book, written at the height of her imaginative powers.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Dame Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley are to summon up the "jolly hockey sticks" era for BBC Radio 4 with a season of classic girls' school tales. The stories include Enid Blyton's The Cheat and will be broadcast over three days next month.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Monday 29 November 2010
Enid Blyton must be gyrating in her grave.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Books: I'm like an old dinosaur living in the countryside writing books in longhand or on my old manual typewriter – but I've learnt a lot about modern technology reading 'In Office Hours' by Lucy Kellaway. A young female executive has an office affair with a young trainee and another one has an affair with her married boss. Naturally, their worlds come unstuck and they are destined for hell and damnation at the end. I just read 'Dash: Bitch of the Year' by Andrew Dilger. More than 10,000 greyhounds die a year. It really upsets me.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales