From the daily archives:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By-Election Special – Wythenshawe and Sale East

February 5, 2014

When Paul Goggins went out running a few days after Christmas, he set in train the events leading to next week’s by-election. On that fateful run on 30 December, he collapsed and was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery. Nine days later, he died of a brain haemorrhage at Salford Hospital. Labour has been particularly […]

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Allthatsleft Book Club #8: David Peace, Red Or Dead

February 5, 2014

This is a lush, gigantic, bible of a book. The story of Bill Shankly. The story of Liverpool in the latter half of the 19th Century. The story of England in the latter half of the 19th Century. The story of football. And yes, it is a novel, but it in the same way that […]

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Sportsnight #32: 1980, Lake Placid Winter Olympics, Ice Hockey – The Miracle On Ice

February 5, 2014

Good evening and welcome to the second of our Winter Olympics Sportsnight specials to coincide with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games which start tomorrow.  Tonight we are coming live from the Field House Hockey Arena for the banner event of the entire games, the showdown between the USA and the mighty Soviet Union Ice Hockey […]

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Of Course I Was Bloody Inconvenienced This Morning…But I Still Support the Striking Tube Workers

February 5, 2014

A journey that normally takes me about 35 minutes from home to work took me the best part of two hours this morning.   The tube strike was solid, the buses were rammed full and the roads congested to the point of stand still.   Like many other Londoners it was a deeply frustrating journey into town, […]

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The Curse of Modern Living #11: Shit Britain – The way we are / The way we live

February 5, 2014

Something has been troubling me of late. The problem isn’t going away and it is only going to get getting worse. It is like a scar that time won’t heal. I have come to the conclusion that living in Britain is shit. Yes, Britain is shit. I have thought long and hard about its unremitting […]

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