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Faith Healer – Message for Enda?

  The audience at the Lyceum last night had braved zero temperatures to watch Brian Friel’s ‘Faith Healer’ and they were well rewarded by a courageous production. The delivery of the monologues, which form the structure of the drama, is demanding for even the most accomplished of performers;

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Alex Salmond – A Burning Issue

Alex Salmond – A Burning Issue

The eccentric people of Lewes in Sussex burned an effigy of the First Minister, Alex Salmond, on Bonfire Night last week. Various media apologists assured us that this was just good fun and that many other ‘weel kent’ faces have suffered a similar fate on previous occasions.

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The Real Scroungers

The Real Scroungers

BBC News today has been headlining the case of a Welsh man who pretended to be in a coma while he was in receipt of disability benefit. However, he was filmed on CCTV pushing a shopping trolley unaided . Nobody condones this behaviour but I suspect that

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Johann escapes from Jurassic Party

For many people, the most startling revelation to emerge from Johann Lamont’s dramatic resignation   was her enforced silence by Labour at Westminster   from voicing any criticism of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ because Ed Milliband had yet to form an opinion of it. We are talking here about

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Referendum is Bad News for Labour

Referendum is Bad News for Labour

Scottish Labour and, by extension, Ed  Milliband may well be the net losers in the wake of the Scottish Referendum. It is being hit by the double whammy of mass defection in its heartland constituencies to the YES campaign and being ensnared by the Tories in failure

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