Monthly Archives: March 2008

My back pages

Posted by Ian "Read Marx and watched the Brits." – so ends my diary entry for Tuesday 21st February 1995. It’s a sentence that seems totally pretentious out of context. What on earth was I up to – planning a … Continue reading

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Underground rap

Posted by Paul "I’m errr…. I’m waiting… waiting… wait… ting… hmmmm". It might sound like a scene from Alan Partridge but it’s actually the words I heard this morning through the crackling Tannoy on my stationary Tube train this morning. … Continue reading

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Greatest ever TV ads

Posted by Paul The Times this week listed their favourite TV advertisements. Number one in their list is Clunk Click Every Trip starring Jimmy Saville. My personal favourite is an amusing ad for Wendy’s from the 80s –  Where’s the Beef?  I … Continue reading

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No more heroes anymore

Posted by Ian When I was young, I’d have no trouble reeling off a list of all the famous people I respected and admired. There were dozens of them. Politicians, writers, musicians, actors… yup, I wore my heroes on my … Continue reading

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Airport heroes in war of words

Posted by Paul Baggage handler John Smeaton has come under attack from the other heroes who helped foil the alleged Glasgow Airport terror attack. Mr Smeaton was branded "a fake" by one of the men who helped tackle suspects from … Continue reading

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My life with Kelvin MacKenzie

Posted by Dom I’ll be watching tonight’s Celebrity Apprentice on BBC1 with interest, and not just because I wrote last year’s MSN Apprentice blog. Joining the Boys Team tonight, alongside Phil Tufnell, Lembit Opik, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Nick Hancock, … Continue reading

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Seven deadly sins for a modern world

Posted by Laura Just when you thought you were on the path to righteousness,  modernisation comes along and confuses matters. This week the Vatican revised the traditional list of seven deadly sins to make them more appropriate for 21st century … Continue reading

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Leaf blows off tree; nobody dies

Posted by Ian It’s happened again. The country has had another brush with apocalypse – or so you’d think, reading most of today’s papers. The same was true of the rolling news channels yesterday, where TV companies competed with each … Continue reading

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United they fall

  Posted by Paul   Back in January, on the day before the 3rd Round of the FA Cup kicked off, Reading striker Dave Kitson said: "We’re not going to win the competition and I don’t care about it, to … Continue reading

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February in review

Posted by Laura Given that last month was considered one of the warmest Februaries on record, it was surprising to look back and discover  our news coverage was at the mercy of the unforgiving elements. Bad weather dominated the beginning … Continue reading

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