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The media’s movers and shakers

I wonder if you have read the latest MediaGuardian 100 list published this week, their annual guide to the most powerful people in the industry. Candidates were judged on three criteria – their cultural, economic and political influence in the UK. I am surprised that Iain isn’t mentioned at all, he gives so many TV and radio interviews and writes for the national press, as well...
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Julian’s 10 Downing Street petition

Julian Sturdy has just launched a petition on the 10 Downing Street website for the dualling of a desperately needed ring road in York, only the local paper omitted to included the link where they could sign up! How frustrating! The York Press did not understand that the whole story was based around this one link, and getting local people to support it. This ring road is a hot issue...
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Are you a water snob?

Water is my favourite drink, I drink loads of it throughout the day. I’m quite happy to drink tap water in restaurants too, except I get the feeling it is frowned upon by waiters who cannot then charge for it. My husband hates asking for it, he feels embarrassed, so I usually have to. I always like a jug of iced water on my table with wine when eating out. I prefer still...
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David Miliband might write Foreign Office blog

There is a chance that David Miliband might write a Foreign Office blog once he has settled into his new post as Foreign Secretary. It has not been ruled out, according to Ross Ferguson, Director of the Hansard Society‚Äôs eDemocracy programme, who I met yesterday. There is no reason why it cannot be done with sensitivity and regard to confidentiality, while at the same time facilitating an...
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The missing – Eve Askew

Eve Askew ran away from home aged 14 after being grounded for smoking. No  contact has been mad by Eve to her family or friends since her disappearance in Fitzgerald, Tasmania in 1991. She is now 30. Tragically, Eve is unaware that both her parents have since died. She has also become an aunt. In memory of those who are still missing.
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