Did you know….
that domestic abuse increases during World Cup season? The BBC noted yesterday that
“During the 2006 World Cup held in Germany, Home Office data showed a 31% rise in domestic violence reports on the day of England’s 1-0 victory over Paraguay.”
WTF happens when England loses?
And in other news…. The Guardian First Book Award is allegedly going to start charging publishers £150 for each individual title entered. In these straitened times, that’s a pretty effective way of ensuring the judges see less from the smaller presses – and that probably means far less poetry.