Monthly Archives: July 2007

Week, at the knees

Posted by Ian   It’s been a strange few days.   Monday’s post-mortem sent us into a kind of tailspin. I’m not sure we quite knew what we were supposed to be doing on the homepage for a while, other than to make … Continue reading

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Confessions of a fair-weather northerner

Posted by Laura   Greetings from Planet London…   … I hope this communication manages to make its way through the dense barrier of urban metropolis, smog and short-sightedness to that distant place known as The Rest Of The Country. … Continue reading

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Wise after the event

Posted by Ian   There was a lengthy post-mortem in the office this morning concerning our coverage of the weekend’s flash floods.   On the MSN homepage we lagged behind the rest of the national media in elevating the story from … Continue reading

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The rain falls hard on a humdrum town

Posted by Ian   As I write, the sky outside is pitch black. Thunder is rolling almost continuously, and lightning flashes are streaking across the giant, cavernous clouds. Rain is battering the office windows, washing in great waves down to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter And The Mysterious Ending

Posted by Dom   You may have noticed that there’s a new Harry Potter book out at the weekend. Across the land on Friday night, hordes of fans will be queuing up to get their hands on the seventh and … Continue reading

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Look out – here comes the tird!

Posted by Laura   First to hit the headlines was the zorse (half-zebra, half-horse), now there’s a media flurry surrounding the liger (half-lion, half-tiger). Though such creatures are not entirely new, the recent fascination over these two animal hybrids has more than a whiff … Continue reading

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Hit the north

Posted by Ian   Yesterday’s lead homepage article on the new north-south divide set a cat among the Trafalgar Square pigeons.   "Just out of curiosity," asked reader Richard Gavey, "I wonder where our MSN homepage editor is from?" Actually all … Continue reading

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