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Closing the gap: sitcoms, spin and suspicion

Paul Arnold, the coordinator of the Church and Media Network (MediaNet), kindly invited me to write a post this week to point to how Wilderness engages with media issues. 751 more words


“The British like to see their military history as a succession of scrapes — the Armada or the Battle of Britain, for example — in which they are outnumbered and outgunned and survive by guts and ingenuity.

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Noel Edmonds Wants To Buy The BBC. Yes, You Did Read That Correctly

It was revealed in a hilarious and ridiculous interview on Newsnight earlier this week that Noel Edmonds, along with a consortium of unknown associates of his, hopes to buy the BBC. 499 more words


Rachel & Boris Johnson at 'Fresh Hell' Book Launch

A strange photo job last night at the launch of Rachel Johnson’s new book ‘Fresh Hell’ at Acklam Village Market underneath the Westway Flyover last night saw the mingling of several famous faces. 108 more words


In defence of folly

On 15 May 2015 Financial Times columnist Jeremy Paxman described the HS2 project as “a grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money” (paywall). HS2 Ltd’s chairman David Higgins defended the project in a response published on the gov.uk website. 363 more words


Are protons really too technical?

If it’s not too personal a question, I would love to know if you think you know what the Periodic Table is? The Today presenter John Humphrys seems to think it’s something we should probably be aware of, but he’d be pretty forgiving if you’d like to confess your ignorance. 404 more words


Best of British

Now that the dust has settled on the General Election, the Conservative supporting sections of the press have returned to one of their favourite pastimes, bashing the… 313 more words