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Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? Round 8: the Number 3s.
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Back after an extended break, we’re finally ready to tackle the Top Three – but before we do that, let’s check the cumulative scores so far:
1(1) The Eighties – 29.20 points.
2(2) The Nineties – 27.65 points.
3(3) The Noughties […]

Pop World Cup 2010: First Semi Final – Honduras 1 Germany 2
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Touching distance, now. It’s the semi-finals and, of all the matches in the Pop World Cup, the semi-finals are the most tense. The stakes feel high: win, and you’ll soon savour the feeling of running out in the biggest pop football game o[…]

Pop World Cup – Weekend Update – Quarterfinal Results
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With Roger Bozack pulling a sickie, it falls to Eli Sessions to join Peter Baran in the booth for all the quarterfinal results. In the sporting tradition for which the Weekend Update has become justly celebrated, we focus on the sides who lost last w[…]

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Sleightlett & Danegeld (cheesy lovers #82 & #83)
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Sleightlett
A small raw goat’s milk cheese from Somerset, bought from Neals Yard Dairy

This little squat, disc-like little round of cheese is covered in a bloomy grey and white mould. The centre’s bright white. It’s soft and creamy[…]

Pop World Cup: Semi-Finals Preview
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As anticipation begins to build for the football world cup, the pop version approaches its climax. Thirty-two teams arrived in South Africa: only four remain. We’ll be bringing you the semi-finals next week – let’s have a look at th[…]

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Cheesy lover? Cheesy VOMMER, more like: Ilchester Mexicana
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I read about Mexicana over on this here cheese blog. and I thought that;

it looked like congealed vomit
it looked disgusting and
I sorta wanted to try it.

And, lo! I stumbled across it today, and shamefully concealed it at the bottom of my shopping[…]

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The FT Top 25 Pubs of the 00s No 4: The Calthorpe Arms
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So, we reach the top 4, an area, one would assume, of almost complete agreement between those voting but, for some reason, our fourth choice has elicited strong opinions, hence two different views. Let’s take this to the comments box!!![…]

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Eurosong Derby Playoffs
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Kat Stevens, having skillfully managed Slovenia into the Pop World Cup’s Round of 16, will be liveblogging the semifinals of that other, slightly more Swarovski-crystal-laden pop competition, the Eurovision Song Contest. It all kicks off tonigh[…]

Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? Round 7: the Number 4s.
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Looking at today’s cumulative scoreboard, we find the Teens – who led the pack for the first two rounds – continuing their gradual slide down the rankings. The Eighties are beginning to look unassailable, the Seventies could be irre[…]

European Convention On Human Rights (Ice Cream Edition)
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I am aware that it is seemingly against the law in this country to make any kind of joke regarding bombs and airports online. It is a law that I find frankly ridiculous but in the spirit of understanding that site Managing Editor Tom Ewing has two yo[…]

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