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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sportsnight #16: 1986, Tour de France, L’Alpe d’Huez, LeMond v Hinault

July 17, 2013

Good evening, and welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight’s action comes from the French Alps and the fearsome L’Alpe d’Huez stage on the Tour de France. As Chris Froome attempts to move ever closer towards becoming the second consecutive British cyclist to win the Tour de France, he has one massive obstacle to overcome – L’Alpe d’Huez. […]

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#720: 1983, The Style Council, Long Hot Summer

July 17, 2013

Oh dear, I’ve just heard from the Honeymooning Easts – ‘Hi’ sayeth I, ‘how is the Honeymoon going? All romance and olympic levels of rumpy pumpy?’ ‘Never mind that,’ replies George – ‘what’s going on – there’s been no STLAS for days, Bobby’s gone back to sleep, someone needs to speak to Keith, Secret MP […]

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Nick Clegg’s Pupil Ranking Scheme – Just Plain Stupid

July 17, 2013

As I listened on the radio to Nick Clegg outline the proposals for ranking all kids at the age of 11 against one another according to ‘ability’ and ‘attainment’, I sighed. In my house at that precise moment two of the North Boys (age 4 and 6) were happily recreating a scene from Toy Story […]

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