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Elections in Haiti, new photos by Walter Astrada

22 Nov

Photographer Walter Astrada, who we interviewed in October, is in Haiti documenting the run up to the elections.

Take a look at his brilliant reportage for Getty Images so far:

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Suffering from post-Spending Review confusion? Join the club

21 Oct

I don’t know about you, but here at Soundboard the budget, flaky coalition promises and threats of double dip recessions have done nothing more than cause furrowed eyebrows and a few more worry lines. If we are to believe everything the government says at face value, well, we’d be slightly naive, but we’d also be inclined to think that all these cuts equate to some kind of victory we should all be grateful for. But far from the barbaric jeers and back slaps in the House of Commons, the common (wo)man is feeling far from jovial. What exactly will all these changes mean for us?

Here are some of the most comprehensive articles we’ve found on the budget and its implications.

The Spending Review in full (for the brave and time rich!)

The summarised low down: Continue reading