Knit One

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Imagine my surprise this morning when, upon tuning into BBC Breakfast, I was confronted with the site of people sitting at a table on London Bridge and they were knitting. Cue “sound bite” from one of the artists (I use the term artist as presented in the piece): “I like the political aspect of knitting,…

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Ivan Noble

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I’ve linked to his diary on the BBC News site a couple of times over the past couple of years, today he signs off for the last time. I have written it ahead of time because I knew there would be a point when I was not well enough to continue. That time has now…

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Just Push Play

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Since we got Sky+ late last year I’m already noticing that it’s changing my attitude towards the gogglebox. But let’s rewind a bit first. Despite having a video recorder we rarely, if ever, used it. Sheer laziness, coupled with growing apathy about even watching television, was the main reason. If I did spot something I…

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Choice

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Springer protests pour in to BBC, 15,000 of them apparently. I’m very much FOR the Beeb showing it. I’m quite capable of choosing whether or not to watch it myself, thank you very much. And to all those naysayers who are complaining about the profanity and religious imagery may I suggest they talk a walk…

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Gotta laugh

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Role of the blog is a fun little article by the BBC News website. I’ll pull out a few quotes and let you all have a little giggle, shall I? In their eyes, those bloggers at the US political conventions ceased to be bloggers the moment they accepted their accreditation. … “What began as a…

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4×4

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Not sure exactly what is was but I caught the end of some ‘environmental’ segment on BBC News this morning. A family had undertaken several pledges to try and improve their energy use, they’d lagged pipes, insulated the loft, realised that turning off electrical appliances would save them money, even installed a few solar panels…

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Remembering

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I hope that the visible decline in people wearing poppies does not mean we are forgetting. More info:BBC Remembrance siteRoyal British Legion Poppy Campaign

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Thank… goodness..

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It’s Friday. Bit of an odd week. All that commotion in the Commons managing to deflect from Tony’s playground answering tactics – where you respond to the current question with the answer from the previous question. The annoying ‘campaign’ by BBC Breakfast: “How British are you?”. English? British? All the same surely? Then Batman, dissertations,…

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Explaining

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Note: I drafted this yesterday before Richard Madeley’s “dyke” comment was aired and, as usual, the BBC News website has an interesting article about the whole wording issue. “[The words are]… liable to change their connotations and meanings depending on who is saying them, to whom, in what circumstances, sometimes even depending on their tone…

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Breaking News

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Have you heard? I just read it on the BBC News website? Really? Yahoo says it won’t happen? Noooo! Well Ananova says it has a confirmed source? Reuters reported it this morning…. The news headlines zip across the screen, constantly changing, constantly being revised, and you watch the news shape and form into coherent stories…

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Free Speech

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Following on from the Secret Agent documentary on the BNP last night, BBC Breakfast had a debate about whether or not members of the BNP should be prosecuted. One advocate of free speech stated, repeatedly, that anyone should be allowed to say what they want as it was up to “me” to make up my…

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I'll be the bride…

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Gay marriages meet frosty silence . Seemingly, according to this piece by the BBC, most Americans do not approve of gay marriage. One of the protestors outside the town hall where the first wedding was performed is quoted as saying: “God will be offended. He’s the one we have to worry about. This is the…

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Conspiracy

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No sooner have I mentioned that it’s “International TV Turnoff Week” than the TV schedules throw up some unmissable programmes. Naturally the BBC Two anniversary is the centre of attention, but don’t forget THAT abortion documentary, not to mention a Champions League semi-final (hmmmm I’m not sure about the way I’ve structured this…. I DO…

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Ready for my closeup

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How this came about. An email pops into my inbox. A lady at the BBC would like to speak to me about an upcoming item for Radio Scotland. Me? Really? Finally! I’ve been found, plucked from the masses to be elevated to the higher echelons of society. It’s art you see, well the “Arts Show”…

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Now is later

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As promised: The OscarsI’ll be honest. I’m not sure why she does it. She doesn’t do it every year either. Odd. Either way, she went to bed at 10.30pm and got up at 1.00am to watch the Oscars. She said it was good. Well it was good except for the BBC coverage with ‘that bloke…

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