Stories from The Times, the Telegraph, Time Out London, the Express and the News of the World. For cuttings without an online link, please contact me to see the copy.
- Israeli election runner-up Yair Lapid is the kind of pro-peace politician the Middle East is crying out for
- Scarfe’s cartoon for the Sunday Times may have been unpleasant, but was it really anti-Semitic?
- Justin Bieber could teach kids a thing or two about history
- Jewish Mum of the Year: Yet another TV programme which supports stereotypes
- The census: are reports of the death of religion just being exaggerated?
- As a Jewish Labour supporter, I can’t back Ken Livingstone
- Mad Men: a beautiful reminder of why political correctness isn’t always a bad thing
- The Apprentice 2012: the boardroom brings out the bitch in womenThe absurd Rush Limbaugh
- There’s a whiff of a PR exercise about Greg Smith’s ostentatious exit from Goldman Sachs
- Note to Ken and Boris: make the Tube run 24 hours
- Good riddance to Jenny Tonge and her anti-Israel poison
- What Big Society? Volunteering is a bureaucratic nightmare
- When it comes to meat, man will accept no substitute
- Saudi Arabia isn’t sending women to the London Olympics – but a boycott wouldn’t help women’s rights
- What Britain’s militant secularists won’t admit: no one is being forced to pray
- Abu Qatada extradition: even European believers want Cameron to call Strasbourg’s bluff
- Why Newt Gingrich’s political past is fair game for Mitt Romney
- What school textbooks can’t tell you about the Holocaust
- Pink Lego doesn’t equal ‘gender apartheid’
- Online pirates understand the market better than their legal rivals. The challenge for TV companies is to catch up
- Yesterday’s SOPA blackout proved that we’re lost in a world without Wikipedia
- After attending a Nazi-themed stag party, does Aidan Burley deserve forgiveness?
- Where are the women in The Ides of March?
- Amanda Knox was a victim of the internet age
- ‘Philharmonic Four’ in Proms protest should not have mentioned the LPO
- Why art is definitely not a soft subject…
- The lesson of the Paralympics should be that there is no such thing as can’t
- Our higher education system is not designed to encourage good teaching
- Why we should ignore the “A levels have got easier” brigade….
- Graduation dos and don’ts…….
- Exams – for the very last time….
- Old characters come off the shelf in return to gold blend of nostalgia
- You what now? Famous surprise election results in Britain
- Before Brown and the ‘bigoted woman’: 10 election gaffes
- ‘Portillo moments’: surprise falls from power
Books – Daughter of Dust – Wendy Wallace
In Sudan, orphan girls are deemed in some way responsible for their misfortunes; her schoolmates contemptuosly referred to Leila Aziz as a ‘daughter of sin’.
Notting Hill Carnival guide 2009 – Notting Hill by numbers; (27/08/09)
Tons of food, litres of body paint, hundreds of loos … There’s so much to Carnival. Just look at our round-up
Mas movement; There’s more to mas parade than just thousands of people in spectacular and flamboyant costumes
Donning outfits they made themselves, 40 London school children will open Sunday’s mas parade. The pupils will be calypso dancing behind a float from Action for Children, the first official charity partner of the Notting Hill Mas Band Association.
The Big Smoke – 24-hour city – The ice cream man: Onur Ali, 43, Abbey Wood
10am: See if the sun’s out. We rely on the weather, but it’s Britain. The last few summers were terrible, but you trot on. I can work as long as it’s not heavy rain.
Books – The Spare Room – Helen Garner
How far are we expected to go for another person? How much should we be willing to sacrifice for a friend? Helen and Nicola are old friends, close but rarely reliant on each other – until Nicola arrives at the door a shadow of her former self, clearly in the final stages of cancer.
Film – Penelope
Poor little rich girl Penelope is cursed with pig-like features, but her mildly offensive snout is the least of her problems.
Film – Nim’s Island
For Nim, living on an island with only her father for company, life is one big adventure.
Film – Wristcutters
As comedies go, the hero offing himself in the first five minutes makes for a fairly unconventional start.
Why Santa is full of hot air this Christmas
FIRST there were Christmas lights, then people decorated the outside of their homes like Santa’s grotto. Now the latest craze to literally pop up in neighbourhoods across Britain is giant, 8ft festive inflatables.
Book review: Pirates
Following the success of Pirates Of The Caribbean last summer, Celia Rees’s new novel is a swashbuckling tale of suspense, romance, danger and sisterhood.
Send for Igglepiggle
GORDON Brown’s government is so bad that it needs some help from kids’ TV’s Igglepiggle and Makka Pakka, claims a would-be Labour MP.
Books: The Accidental Billionaires
FACEBOOK may be all about friendship but its brainbox creator Mark Zuckerberg made plenty of enemies when he created it as a student at Harvard University in 2004.
Mobile recycling is all the reg
DELIGHTED Reginald Pobee made a good call when he decided to recycle his old mobile with us.
Books: The Horse Dancer
LAWYER Natasha Macaulay has everything—a job she loves, a gorgeous home and a great relationship.