Guy Garvey,The Briton's Protection, Castlefield, Manchester I don't drink as a rule, but one proud little abode cowering in the shadow of the monstrosity that is the Beetham Tower is a lovely little old Manchester boozer. Because at the end of Bridgewater Street facing Bridgewater Hall, looking proudly incongruous and surrounded by red-brick new-builds, is a beautiful old pub called the Briton's Protection. You never know who you'll find in there. You're as likely to see the entire brass section of the Halle Orchestra running across the road at the interval for a swift pint as you are a room full of drunken retired policemen. Or a handful of conceptual artists arguing passionately about literally nothing, as you are the Gay Classic Cars Society, the Peterloo Massacre Memorial Trust, a handful of Coronation Street stars or some very drunk musicians. The one thing that everybody who uses the Briton's has in common is that they like a drink and they like a chunner. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
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Conspiracists in the late 19th century, for example, found an enduring bogeyman to blame for the world's ills: Jewish bankers. As outlined in a fabricated manifesto titled the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which was written by a Russian anti-Semite and published in 1903, Jews ran the world of money, finance and media, and would stop at nothing to increase this power. Automotive mogul Henry Ford famously printed half a million copies of the bogus Jewish plan for world domination. … [Read more...] about Latest conspiracy theories repeat old stories
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8. There’s science in penalty-taking Holland’s kicks were clinical against Costa Rica. Then, four days later, two players refused to take one and they lost 4-2. But science says it’s not a lottery. Among the historical World Cup data from analyst Robert O’Connor: the side kicking first win 60% of the time; players aged under 22 score 85% of their kicks, over-22s score 78%; keepers dive low and away from the centre of their net 94% of the time. Overall the ideal taker is young, left-footed, with a “well-established pre-shot routine” and wearing a red shirt. Today’s tailored facts: Argentina have won four out of five of their shootouts, Germany four out of four. One was against Argentina, in 2006. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2014: 11 things the tournament taught us