Monthly Archives: November 2006

November’s monthly mailbag

Posted by Laura A question of trust There’s an old media saying which states that a journalist is only as good as his or her source. It is therefore up to the individual writer to decide whether they trust the … Continue reading

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Is there a point to St Andrew’s Day?

Posted by Ian   In a parallel world, today (Thursday 30th November) everyone is busy decking themselves out in tartan and dyeing their hair blue and preparing to head off to their nearest thistle-adorned hostelry (of which there is one on every … Continue reading

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Why it’s now cool to like Take That

Posted by Laura   Before reality TV, before MP3 players and before they scrapped cassettes, the climate in Britain was ripe for a musical phenomenon. The early 1990s was a time when soap stars were becoming pop stars and the … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home

Posted by Ian   "If you don’t want to know the result," BBC newsreaders used to intone every Saturday night, "look away now".    The days of being able to avoid accidentally finding out the result of a football match, indeed … Continue reading

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I don’t like cricket, I loathe it

Posted by Laura   I owe my life to cricket. It’s not something I admit willingly. In fact, this is the first time I’ve ever confessed my existence has been borne out of a pastime so dull and (whisper it) … Continue reading

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Why I love cricket

Posted by Dom   I can’t wait. The Ashes is upon us and this series has the potential to be one of the closest, most keenly fought and tense sporting battles of recent years. Will Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff lead the English … Continue reading

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The sound of silence

Posted by Ian   8.00pm update   A selection of your comments on Remembrance Day:     God forbid we should ever forget. I have been to France and seen the thousands upon thousands of war graves; those men fought … Continue reading

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