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Contest of Names

It is the Super Bowl on Sunday and once again one of the delights of the event is the names of some ...

Second-Guessing Chilcot

The Independent today publishes an eight-page pull-out called The Iraq Report by my good colleague A...

Election Predictions

The Independent on Sunday last weekend published the results of Iain Dale’s seat-by-seat asses...

Miles Kington Remembered: Every taxi ride is the stuff of a blockbuster family saga

There was a man whose wife was going through the menopause, and another who still played in a band at 50, and another who had been a barrister...

Miles Kington Remembered: Heard the one about the tone-deaf professor?

So familiar did he become on the university music scene that he became president of a music society and spent many miserable hours listening to the stuff

Miles Kington Remembered: Old country wisdom can put a spoke in your wheel

Cyclists should really stop at health-food shops for spring water and energy-giving wafer, but there I was outside a pub with a pint of shandy and a pork pie

Miles Kington Remembered: A geographical conundrum of continental proportions

'By the way, Richard said, 'can you guys tell me which are the most northerly, southerly, westerly and easterly of the American states?'

Miles Kington Remembered: If Spanish proverbs depress you, go to the other bar

Whenever the conversation palled, we would give ourselves Spanish lessons by tackling the writing on another bag of sugar
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