Links for December 4th

Don’t strike up the band Visit a pub and there’s every chance you’ll hear background Muzak, or high-volume Sky Sports coverage of Premiership football. But what are the chances of hearing live music? At least as good as they have ever been, says the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which controls the licensing of…… Continue reading Links for December 4th

Links for April 1st

Angel star Hallett dies aged 33 Andy Hallett, a singer who gained fame portraying a green-skinned demon on the cult US TV series Angel, has died of congestive heart disease aged 33. Hallett was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after having problems breathing and died there on Sunday, his agent said. It…… Continue reading Links for April 1st

Links for March 12th

Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band’s website,…… Continue reading Links for March 12th

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

A false sense of security – The real danger of social networks is complacency, not cancer, says Bill Thompson Ryanair mulls charge for toilets – Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying. Chief executive Michael O’Leary told the BBC that the Dublin-based carrier was looking…… Continue reading Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

Links for February 18th

Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th

Links for February 17th

BBC – Newsbeat – Technology – Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes – Thousands of Sky+ HD customers are to have their boxes replaced after a fault was discovered by manufacturer Pace. Food intolerance test – Watchdog – Julia Bradbury went under cover to reveal how a ‘food intolerance’ test available from high street gyms,…… Continue reading Links for February 17th