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Monday 19 December 2011
Scotland's top-flight clubs have been given the green light to pilot safe standing schemes in their stadiums but Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster stressed it does not signal the return to the old-style terracing.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Darren Fletcher is unlucky – about one in 10,000 people develop ulcerative colitis each year. It is a chronic condition causing inflammation of the bowel with symptoms, typically, of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and a frequent need to go to the toilet.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
A third of high streets are "degenerating or failing" according to new research published by the Government today.
Saturday 10 December 2011
It is certainly a house, its wooden frame, painted in soft hues of white and blue, perched prettily in its waterside setting. But I am not convinced, as I open its creaking front door, that it was ever a home – at least, not in the idea of a welcoming shelter from the storm.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Tackling The Issues
Friday 18 November 2011
It is important to be precise about what the Government's new planning framework threatens. It does not (generally) threaten special areas, such as National Parks or Green Belt land. What it threatens is the ordinary, open countryside of green fields, hedges and woods which gives England in particular its character. In the past, ordinary countryside was explicitly recognised as of value in planning policy guidance for its "intrinsic character and beauty" and given robust protection for that.
Thursday 17 November 2011
The former head of the border agency conceded yesterday he did not tell Theresa May that fingerprint checks were being eased at ports.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Here we go again. Another Home Secretary is in trouble. I cannot remember such a furore since the last Home Secretary was in trouble. When was that? David Blunkett was forced out. So was Charles Clarke. His successor, John Reid, did not last very long although he departed voluntarily. Jacqui Smith lasted for a year or so before taking an exhausted bow. Alan Johnson was next. He remained for about the same time before a general election brought about his removal.
Friday 05 August 2011
I see Aviva has beaten forecasts: does that buy Mr Moss time?
Thursday 04 August 2011
The US comedian Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, has mocked laws which forced the More 4 channel to censor an edition of his satirical show in the UK because it contained footage of Parliamentary proceedings.
Sunday 31 July 2011
While compiling last week's Insider on 1970s style, I received an apt charity-shop gift from my nice neighbour: Rooms for Living, a 1976 Design Council paperback on the sitting-room. Despite its use of sunken sofas and giant toadstools, the brilliant tips are timeless. As the book is out of print, I'll share some here...
Saturday 09 July 2011
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Tuesday 21 June 2011
If you need a nap, get a hammock. You will nod off quicker and sleep more deeply, researchers say.
Monday 30 May 2011
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2