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One line thoughts of the day.

This very moving and personal blog post on acceptance and grieving by Reading-based musician John Mitchell is wel worth reading.

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There are some questions for which “Ziltoid the Omniscient” is the only possible answer. Because bonkers prog-metal sci-fi concept album about the daydreams of a bored barista.

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Can’t help feeling a sense of schadenfeude at the post-election implosion of UKIP. Having a backbench revolt when you have precisely one MP has got to be something of an achievement.

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It is very disappointing the royal baby is not called “Kayleigh Lulu Angelina”.

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Nick Clegg may well be damaged goods, and his political career may be almost over, especially if he loses his seat in Sheffield Hallam nect Thursday. But Britain still needs a party that promotes liberal values, and that party isn’t Labour or The Conservatives.

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When writing about controversial subjects you have two choices. You can write balanced pieces that stick to the facts, and watch them sink without trace. Or you can write button-pushing clickbait and partisan hit pieces. But surely it’s better to keep your integrity and self-respect than to be Arthur Chu

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Half a million people reportedly registered to vote yesterday, the last day before the deadline to register before the election. That’s something that’s hard to take in.

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Marillion’s big hit single “Kayleigh” was released 30 years ago today. Where has all the time gone?

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The Easter Egg represents the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, the weapon used to defeat the deadly Bunny. We make forms of both of these in chocolate, which we then ritually destroy.

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There have been suggestions that the BBC continues Top Gear by regenerating Jeremy Clarkson in the manner of Dr Who. There were also suggestions that the next Dr Who be a woman. But if you cross those streams you end up with Top Gear presented by Katie Hopkins….

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