Tag "bbc"

The voice of the people

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

Bring on the 20mph limits

20mph speed limit sign

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on a new generation of speeders, the DNA map of Britain and how Auntie missed a royal event.

The flower wilts

The Forces’ Sweetheart – Dame Vera Lynn

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on an anthem for Scotland, remembering VE-Day and an all-purpose party political broadcast.

Three Popes?

Pope Francis

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Francis's career plan, bail for terror suspects and the vultures eyeing up your annuity.

The legacy of the gallows

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

Call that a scar?

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Ross's make-up, missing police officers and a tip for the Pope.

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.

Combating the winter blues

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I have a confession. I have been in a grumpy garden winter slump. On the whole I avoid the patch of scrubland on the other side of the backdoor. There is so much tidying up to be done but it’s cold, windy and totally uninviting.

Peep show TV?

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

Let them fight for seats

Lord Bew said "it is important for public confidence that the House of Commons is not seen to be influenced by the prospects of personal gain"

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the £3 billion bill for a new Parliament, strange job offers and doubts about Green candidates.

Sightless in Whitehall

Phone hacking claims

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on David Blunkett, murder in Moscow and something even worse than the TV licence.