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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on common sense in ermine, a dimwit juror and those Antique Roadshow bargains.

Blog: Next Stop Wembley

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Next stop Wembley, three words that as a lifelong Saddler I’d practically given up any chance of writing...writes blogger Mark Jones

Blog: Three and easy?

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion

Can Aston Villa make it three league wins in a row? Blogger Matt Turvey looks at Villa's attempt to get another step closer to safety.

The legacy of the gallows

alan partridge

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on five centuries of hanging, limos for dictators and a new job for Alan Partridge.

It's 50 Shades of George Osborne

Downing Street said the issue was raised in discussions between Chancellor George Osborne and his US counterpart Jack Lew

If it really is the economy, stupid, as Bill Clinton used to say, then David Cameron and George Osborne should be dead certs to win the General Election.

Jeremy, right or wrong?

Most Top Gear fans support giving Jeremy Clarkson his Top Gear job back

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Clarkson's charisma, the cost of defence and standing up for proper English in Jerusalem.

Blog: Confidence breeds confidence

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Aston Villa - St James' Park

Confidence breed confidence, but can Tim Sherwood's men manage to deliver points on top of the manager's promises of attacking football? Blogger Matt Turvey offers his thoughts ahead of the trip to the Stadium of Light.

Let's hear it for Electro Velvet

Electro Velvet, a musical duo consisting of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas, who will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 (Sarah Dunn/BBC/PA)

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES takes a shine to the Eurovision entry, agrees with a Marxist and is dazzled by a Hollywood smile.

Blog: FA Cup stick or twist?

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion

With another home game against West Bromwich Albion, fans may well think it is a case of history repeating itself. Blogger Matt Turvey looks at whether Aston Villa can make it two wins out of two.

Walsall Blog: Away the lads

Jordy Hiwula celebrates a goal

It was starting to be a bit of a concern, but Tuesday night’s win at Yeovil has hopefully brought our worrying mini-slump to an end...writes blogger Mark Jones

Peep show TV?


Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Benefits Britain, “normal” immigration and the enduring mystery of plane spotters.

Not so Charlie now?

The extremist known as Jihadi John claims British spies warned him they were 'keeping an eye on' him

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the unmasking of Jihadi John, freedom of speech on campuses and the rise of shower paranoia.