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Shippoetry: join in the Shipping Forecast

Friday, 30 May, 2014. 5.15am.

Out on the dark waters the men in boats waited.

They knew it would come: it had always come, every morning at 5.20am for the past 90 years. 485 more words

James Holden: Some thoughts on the 2015 National Short Story Award

Like last year, I thought I’d post my thoughts about the BBC’s Short Story of the Year competition. If you’re not familiar with it, this award is open stories that have previously been published or authors who have a track record of publication. 794 more words


BBC R4 discovers 'the evolution of the kibbutz' – a decade and a half late

One can get a good glimpse of the kind of received ideas about Israel prevalent in BBC corridors from presenter Eddie Mair’s introduction to an item (available from 40:37… 435 more words


BBC's Connolly misrepresents the Six Day War for political messaging

An article by the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Kevin Connolly appeared in the ‘Features’ section of the BBC News website’s Middle East page – as well as in its ‘Magazine’ section – on September 27th under the title “ 1,194 more words


Three years of A.N.D: What we've achieved so far

By Jennifer Robinson

It has been just over three years since the launch of Attacked Not Defeated and our contributor and ally to the charity Jennifer Robinson reflects on the progress made so far and exciting things to come. 1,345 more words

Attacked Not Defeated

My Natural History Hero Dorothea Bate

**UPDATE: you can now listen to the programme online here**

The BBC have very wisely decided to make a programme all about one of my favourite scientists, Dorothea Bate. 316 more words

Dwarf Elephant

Radio for your tastebuds

This is just a quick entry to direct you to BBC Radio 4’s podcast page to catch up on The Food Programme, an insightful, educational and exceedingly interesting series of half-hour programmes on everything from how the Sicilian mafia influenced food production on the island to the advent of edible seaweed, school dinners, and a review of children’s literature that made generations of kids excited about food. 585 more words

Food Discovery