Monthly Archives: April 2008

April’s homepage reviewed

Posted by Ian A quick look at what you thought of the site this month. The new designs for Britain’s coins, and high street banks losing a test case concerning overdraft charges attracted the greatest number of visitors to the … Continue reading

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Talking ballots

Posted by Ian It’s that time of the year again. Local elections are being held across England and Wales on Thursday, along with contests for seats in the London Assembly and the post of London Mayor. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Payback

Posted by Paul Last November I was fuming when I opened a letter from my bank stating: "We acknowledge receipt of your complaint about bank charges. We believe though that the charges are fair, transparent and lawful." What bunkum! According … Continue reading

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Guess who

Posted by Ian Can it really have been a year? Not in terms of the length of time Madeleine McCann has been missing – plenty of people have been absent for longer – but rather the kind of coverage the … Continue reading

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Get fit with Wii Fit

Posted by Dom You won’t be able to move next week (pun intended) for articles in the mainstream press about Nintendo’s new ‘Wii Fit’ game, which aims to get everybody from 8 to 80 exercising in front of their TV, … Continue reading

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Europop: why the French do it better

Posted by Laura The French are very good at beating us at our own game. Only a few weeks after rubbing their inherent stylishness in our faces with the effortlessly chic visit of Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni, … Continue reading

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Coming around again

Posted by Ian Why is this bloke looking so pleased with himself? Because he’s just won a third stint as prime minister of Italy, that’s why. Moreover, he’s won it after a spell spent out of office – in other … Continue reading

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