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Good luck, Michael, nobody wins if you fail

In an open letter to Michael Boyd, Thomas Sutcliffe offers four pieces of advice for the company's future

I, too, know the hot anger of technology rage

"When we found out the reason behind this on the internet, we laughed," said one of the office workers temporarily besieged by a Dutch gunman yesterday. And he wasn't alone in smirking, either.

New slot, new channel - but still the same old chat

Richard & Judy, Channel 4

Wendy Cope: The unromantic poet of love

After some lean and lonely years, Wendy Cope is in love and enjoying life at last. Happiness writes white, the saying goes. So is her latest collection of poetry dull and monochrome?

Private View: The philistinism of revering culture

'In LA talking about culture is more like a ritual display of gang colours than an exchange of ideas'

Column One: At last, some plain English from Mr Prescott

IT WAS a poor kind of consolation. Returning from India in the small hours of yesterday morning Mr Prescott might have felt his spirits momentarily lifted by the news that he'd won an award.

Pre-Budget Statement: The Sketch: Tory workers defy bosses as heckle production reaches new low

PRODUCTIVITY HAD plummeted, said the shadow Chancellor, Francis Maude, rising rather unsteadily to reply to the Chancellor's pre-Budget statement. It had unquestionably plummeted on the benches behind him, where the workers had succumbed to a collective attack of depression and output had dwindled to nothing.
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