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Under a bit of pressure…

For the last couple of days - and ongoing - we have been getting vast quantities of comment spam, over 1,000 per day. 99.99% are automatically filtered out by our defences and I mop up the rest. However it has a couple of consequences. I usually scan the...

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A few small tweaks

As visitors to the site may have noticed, I've made a few changes (and apologies to anyone who visited on Sunday and got 4 or 5 different and rapidly changing versions of the site). The problem was that having 10 full posts on the front (and subsequent)...

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Middle-aged spread

Well, there we are, Nearly Legal is 5 years old. In internet terms that is positively middle-aged. We will be keeping a close eye open for any signs of mid-life crisis - whatever the website equivalent of wearing too tight jeans and buying a motorcycle is,...

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Googlemancy

This afternoon, after having agreed several times that the newly en-Duchessed Catherine's dress did indeed resemble a fusion of those of Grace Kelly and Princess Margaret but that it was unclear what this portended, apart from the wisdom of staying away from...

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Content partners

I've been a fan of the Guardian Law site since it started out.  It is energetic, thoughtful and interesting. But, as any unbiased and entirely objective observer would be bound to conclude, the site had an obvious and gaping hole in its coverage. Where was...

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Without further ado, a hodge-podge of Equality and Human Rights updates. Firstly, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Justice have finally launched the long expected Commission on a UK Bill of Rights. The Commission comprises a number of...

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