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    Echo and Narcissus

    This Saturday we have a treat for you. It’s the last weekend before the General Election and our print magazine – Bella #4 – is […]

    Mike Small 2nd Jun'17 8
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    Mike Small 28th May'17 4
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    Silence Listening to Silence

    John Cawley reflects on Scottish politics as a spectator sport. The revolving doors between politics and commentariat are at the heart of a closed world […]

    John Cawley 28th May'17 44
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    Chelsea is Free

    This week Chelsea Manning walked free [“Former Intelligence Analyst. Trans Woman. Former prisoner” – follow her @xychelsea ‏] Collateral murder’ exposed US war crimes against […]

    Mike Small 19th May'17 2
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    Real World Print Posters (for you)

    Celebrating a new series of FREE print posters for you, from the prolific and generous Stewart Bremner …

    Stewart Bremner 19th May'17 0
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    No 9

    So we just scraped into the Top Ten of UK Political Blogs today according to ‘Vuelio’, whoever they are.  Which is good, I guess. See […]

    Mike Small 3rd May'17 9
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    Mike Small 30th Apr'17 42
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    Bella Readers Survey

    As part of a comprehensive re-launch and re-design we are asking you to take part in a readers survey to find out how you use […]

    Mike Small 19th Apr'17 29
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    Total Eclipse of the Sun

    In a fit of self-parody The Sun has suspended Kelvin Mackenzie for writing something they proof-read, edited & then printed. Everton has now followed Liverpool […]

    Mike Small 17th Apr'17 7
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    Sonja Henrici 15th Apr'17 9
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    Claire Sawers and Jennifer Jones 5th Apr'17 2
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    Black Drinks Matter

    Is there anything worse than a militarised police force inflicting racist brutality and operating above the law? Apparently there is: that daily reality being turned […]

    Mike Small 5th Apr'17 7
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    Bella Magazine #2

    Get your copy of Bella Caledonia in tomorrow’s National newspaper. It’s free on the first weekend of the month from all good newsagents. Welcome to […]

    Mike Small 31st Mar'17 4

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