Which is the oldest political party still standing? – BBC News Ever wanted to know? Well BBC News reveals. Not surprisingly it neatly sidesteps the fun of the original Tory and Whig parties which, ultimately, are the ultimate are the root of the modern Conservative party and indeed the Liberal Democrats. The Joy of 6 " The Joy of 6 is a platform for the entire UK music community to come together to publicly demonstrate its support for BBC Radio 6 Music. The website showcases strong messages and pleas from a range of artists, songwriters, managers and performers. Our aim is to persuade the BBC Trust not to approve the BBC’s proposal to close a wonderfully unique and eclectic station that contributes so much to British music culture and the diversity of the UK music industry. Supporters are invited to post links to the videos and messages contained on this website to personal pages on social networking and other websites. " Election 2010: What influence do newspapers have over voters? – The Guardian Interesting piece from Roy Greenslade which contains a table of the way which newpaper encouraged its readers to vote, and who, of course, won it. Who on... View Article
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BBC debate was a cross between Songs of Praise and Over the Rainbow – The Guardian Charlie Brooker's hysterical take on the final leadership debate. Controversial plan to move officers out of Mitcham police station – Wimbledon Guardian I love the fact that there may be a real police station (well I guess more of an office really) opening up not far from the fictional Sun Hill station. In fact they could just buy the Bill studios and save themselves some money! Absolute Radio settles trademark fight with Absolut vodka – guardian.co.uk Yes, cos I'm always getting vodka and a radio station confused. Just last night I popped into my local and was amazed to be given a small radio set with my cola… Hulu ‘abandons UK plans’ after broadcaster talks collapse – Telegraph After the demise of Project Kangaroo, the worry was that we'd simply written away the hope that the UK would offer any major catch up TV service, and had basically handed everything other to the Americans. It seems that day is slightly further away than it was before. Although we shouldn't count our chickens before they've hatched… BBC’s 530 days of repeats in a year –... View Article
I keep forgetting to post these, so I hope you’re not forgetting to read them! First off… the Doctor… Doctor Who fans angered by trailer for Over the Rainbow – BBC News Frankly an example of EVERYTHING that is wrong with modern broadcasting, and a prime example of EXACTLY the kind of thing the BBC SHOULD NOT be doing. EVER. This incident made me embarrassed and sad to be a BBC employee. BBC Complaints On an unrelated note, if you’ve ever wondered how to lodge a complaint to the BBC… Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: first episode, The City of the Daleks, revealed – guardian.co.uk And now a happier Doctor Who story. A fascinating insight into how the Doctor Who adventure games were built, showing how involved the TV team got in putting the games together. Elsewhere, trains seem to be a bit of a feature… Aslef to bid to run East Coast mainline for no profit – BBC News Apparently the train union Aslef wants to run the East Coast Mainline, which has not exactly had a good time of it of late thanks to GNER and National Express bidding too high and not being able to make it... View Article
Election already over in nearly 400 seats – Electoral Reform Society The Electoral Reform Society believe that there's 382 safe seats – that's over half the seats in parliament – that just won't change hands in this forthcoming election. One of them is Mitcham and Morden where the current Labour MP's 60,000 odd majority seems unlikely to be toppled. (Siobhain McDonagh seems to be noted mainly for spending more on stationary than every other MP and the fact she tried and failed to topple Gordon Brown.) The Tories were out campaigning at the tube station the other night but, bless their little cotton socks, they don't stand a chance. Personally I will be voting as I do in almost all elections – for the candidate I believe in most. It's unlikely it will make a difference either way, but no vote is a wasted vote. Nick Ferrari earns record five Sony nods as 6 Music makes strong showing – guardian.co.uk Someone notices quality when they see it then… (I'm talking 6music, not Nick Ferrari…) Campaign to save 6 Music takes the Biscuit – The Guardian Get your Joy Division Oven Gloves! 6 Music: Adam Buxton and Liz Kershaw join protest... View Article
In light of the press field day over fake competition SCANDALS!, I would like to publicly announce my own involvement with competition rigging.
So there I was, sat in a pub having a few pints. We left about 12:30, despite the pub opening for another 30 minutes and with me having drunk a whopping pint more than I normally would. And we managed to get home without causing one fight, and without throwing up on any pavement. Or anywhere for that matter.
I love a good piece of unbiased, non-partisan, well researched reporting from my news sources. Which is why I tend to avoid This Is Local London.
The new look Cybermen have so obviously been reading the Daily Mail...
The Guardian are doing a beta test for their new 'digital editions' If you've never heard of them, they're taking print paradigms and trying to apply them to the web (shudder).