From the daily archives:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#971: 2004, Frank Sinatra, Silent Night

December 24, 2014

The kids are asleep (or sleeping with one eye open). I have just drunk/stolen the very generous offering from my 7 year old daughter of a large of glass single malt for Father Christmas. He is due any minute and isn’t going to be best pleased to see an empty glass by the fireplace. I […]

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Sportsnight #43: 1914, The Western Front, The Christmas Truce Football Matches

December 24, 2014

A hundred years ago today one of the most extraordinary things happened. Men who were facing each other in opposing trenches and who had been dug in already for months experienced a moment of peace and fraternity.   The truce was not organised or official. Indeed many in the higher ranks were opposed to it because, […]

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General Election preview: Gordon

December 24, 2014

With the General Election only four and a half months away, we are starting a series on constituency contests to watch. But first, as it is Christmas, a story… WEE ECK The King Beyond The Wall had lost. He had thrown all he had into the epic battle, and he had taken his troops far […]

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