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Why women still can't win

The ruling on all-female shortlists sets equal opportunities back a generation, says Geraldine Bedell

Tough enough to talk

Profile; David Trimble; Irascible Orangeman or nimble negotiator? Geraldine Bedell on the Unionist leader

Emotion without tears

Profile: Susie Orbach; Geraldine Bedell on the psychotherapist who gave the Princess a new language

The woman priest who wants gay marriages

Geraldine Bedell on the campaigner aiming to convert the synod

Really useful mogul

He's sold musicals, bought art. Now he'd like a paper. profile; Andrew Lloyd Webber

profile: Delia Smith: First, find a market

Geraldine Bedell on the cook whose books we can't devour fast enough

Happiness is a play boxed up The Geraldine Bedell interview

Simon Gray is subtly derided for writing about a small world but he still draws a big audience

We suburbanites are quite used to being sneered at

FATHERS often tell their daughters never again to darken their doors, but John Osborne is the first I've come across to do it because she likes the suburbs. Osborne's grown-up daughter Nolan surfaced this week, having been cast off at 16 by a fat her whocalled her smug and "devotedly suburban". Why is it that some people seem to think the suburbs are fair game, intrinsically comic? The Times last week claimed loftily (huh! it thinks) that the dumping of the truly terrible Anderson Country by Rad io 4 was a victory for "the vociferous minority that fires handwritten missives at the BBC from the depths of middle England". Apparently there's now something impossibly declasse about handwriting.

Who needs socks when you could have eternal life?

DISTRESSED by the commercialism of Christmas? Depressed that Marks and Spencer is open today for last-minute socks? What your Christmas needs is a bit more spirituality - and luckily, Morris Cerullo is on hand to provide it. The international evan gelistis offering to supply a miracle a week for seven weeks, although it's not entirely clear whether you get the miracles now or have to wait: Cerullo is holding a seven-hour prayer-Athon (he uses capital letters liberally, even in the middle of words ) in January, when he promises to put in a good word for you. But thanks to all the underlining and exclamatory punctuation, the message couldn't be plainer: Satan has launched an attack against SEVEN separate areas of your life, and there's nothing Morr is Cerullo relishes more than a tussle with Satan. Especially if someone else is paying.

Who needs socks when you could have eternal life?

DISTRESSED by the commercialism of Christmas? Depressed that Marks and Spencer is open today for last-minute socks? What your Christmas needs is a bit more spirituality - and luckily, Morris Cerullo is on hand to provide it. The international evan gelistis offering to supply a miracle a week for seven weeks, although it's not entirely clear whether you get the miracles now or have to wait: Cerullo is holding a seven-hour prayer-Athon (he uses capital letters liberally, even in the middle of words ) in January, when he promises to put in a good word for you. But thanks to all the underlining and exclamatory punctuation, the message couldn't be plainer: Satan has launched an attack against SEVEN separate areas of your life, and there's nothing Morr is Cerullo relishes more than a tussle with Satan. Especially if someone else is paying.
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