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October 24 2014

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Fri Oct 24 2014, 07:56:53

The volunteer was insistent. "Hurry, hurry! NO! Don't sit down! You can't stop! Keep moving!" I was at the penultimate checkpoint on the UTMB - some 43 hours into the one of the world's ultimate ultra-marathons and the biggest challenge of my running life. Here I was at La Tete aux Vents, high up in [...]

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From blogs.independent.co.uk| Fri Oct 24 2014, 07:18:31

This in lieu of a full post, a favourite cover pulled at random from the shelves: This edition of Stendhal's A Roman Journal, from Collier Books, published in 1961, the year, so the internet tells me, that the imprint was swallowed up into Macmillan. Which is a shame, as it's a charming paperback imprint - still [...]

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October 23 2014

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Thu Oct 23 2014, 10:09:56

The Leeds rockers reveal why they think Russell Brand is a good addition to the British political landscape.

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From blogs.independent.co.uk| Thu Oct 23 2014, 09:34:04

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier League player.

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October 20 2014

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Mon Oct 20 2014, 12:01:00

Mic Newman AKA Fantastic Man hails from Melbourne in Australia, but relocated to Europe a few years ago - starting off in London before heading to Berlin, where he is currently based. He returns to London this coming Sunday for a daytime party called Virtue, so I caught up with him ahead of the event [...]

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From blogs.independent.co.uk| Mon Oct 20 2014, 10:11:26

One man's pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 1910-2010.

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October 19 2014

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Sun Oct 19 2014, 11:14:27

Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a ten-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist base. Today (Oct 19) they have put two more building blocks in place with two state assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, where they [...]

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From blogs.independent.co.uk| Sun Oct 19 2014, 00:41:12

Known as "a nation of animal lovers," it's a concern, therefore, that Britain's animal rescue centres are bursting at the seams. Despite the likes of Paul O'Grady and his successful Battersea Cats and Dogs home series, there are simply not enough homes to go round. Some of the blame can be linked to the fact that [...]

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October 18 2014

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Sat Oct 18 2014, 15:33:27

The evenings are getting darker, and the seed catalogues are coming through my door at least once a week now. I have to stop myself from over-ordering seeds that I already have. My seeds are organised into drawers, in a slightly obsessive Monica from Friends style, first into plant groups - like roots, brassicas, leaves [...]

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From blogs.independent.co.uk| Sat Oct 18 2014, 14:26:05

Labour's lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Con 31% (+2) Lab 34% (-1) Lib Dem 7% (0) UKIP 19% (0) Green 4% (0) Other [...]

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