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Sing Those Prison Blues, Billy!

The banning of steel-string guitars in British prisons has come under fire from a group of prominent musicians.. Including everyone’s favourite: … including Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr, Dave Gilmour and Richard Hawley. Dave Gilmour I’d heard of, the others..? Other…

Never Satisfied…

I guess that’s why we call people like Frances O’Grady ‘progressives’ – it certainly isn’t their results! Employers told us it would cost two million jobs; rightwing politicians saw it as interference in the market; and even some trade unions…

They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression…

Oh, You Shock Me. No, Really…

Conflict is likely to grow between people using two pedestrian tunnels under the Thames and cyclists, skateboarders and rollerskaters breaching bylaws, a survey has warned. Well, really. Could have knocked me down with a feather. “Reducing ill-will between different users…

Methinks They Do Protest Too Much…

An item in the Daily Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle diary has engendered a stiff letter of complaint from a leading academic. Hardcastle (aka Peter Mackay) wrote on Wednesday: “Newsnight’s Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz, is keen on diversity. So, two women were…