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No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

No Tory Win Under Cameron In 2015?

Michael St George October 17, 2012 3

Conventional wisdom argues that the fiscal aftermath of the financial crisis has changed the former consensus that UK politics had become, at least in economics, a largely ideology-free zone. Despite Labour’s occasional grudging acceptance

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Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Meet The Four Turner Prize Hopefuls For 2012

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 0

The Turner Prize is one of the most controversial contemporary art competitions around and has caused more than one disbelieving gasp from the public in recent years (everyone remember the year an unmade bed

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Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio Tour Makes Magic!

Backbencher October 12, 2012 1

When J. K. Rowling dreamed up the idea of a brave boy wizard on a train to London, even literary experts weren’t convinced her idea was worth publishing. Shoved to the bottom of the

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Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren In London: Never Underestimate The Lure Of A Good Library

Lauren O'Callaghan October 12, 2012 2

So, I’ve recently moved house and along with all the usual stressful problems (ice-cream melting during transport etc) I just discovered that it’s going to be almost a month before we can get the

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Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Backbencher October 5, 2012 2

The enchanting notes of opener Flying Dutchman are underway; the orchestra is in full flow; beautiful lines and chords emit from the central Bosendorfer piano – its silver-green silky suited player looking radiant under

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Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Backbencher September 27, 2012 1

Breakfast is cool again. Comfortably so. In the last year or so the capital has seen a super-smoothie/farmhouse toast/salmon and eggs-fuelled surge of trendy places to eat your way off to a good day.

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‘Jumpy’ manages to avoid all the rotten familial clichés

‘Jumpy’ manages to avoid all the rotten familial clichés

Lauren O'Callaghan September 27, 2012 0

‘You’re ruining my life!’ may sound like a stereotypical teenage response to parental domination, but somehow – miraculously – Jumpy manages to avoid all the rotten familial clichés. April De Angelis has managed to

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