Stonyhurst headmaster rules their return as 'untenable' after their departure to the Caribbean sparked an international search
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Tuesday 24 September 1996
As hospitals are pressured to carry out ever more day surgery, Cherrill Hicks describes her own swift return to family and work, and Annabel Ferriman asks if the NHS gives adequate support
Saturday 07 September 1996
Edward Pearce is not amused by a po-faced history of the bottle and its evils; The Secret History of Alcohol By James Graham Element, pounds 8.99
Saturday 20 January 1996
Friday 29 December 1995
Saturday 25 June 1994
Sir: All over the country hospitals are trying to reduce the number of beds and to use those remaining more efficiently. Virginia Bottomley's prediction, reported in yesterday's Independent, that hospital beds will be reduced by 40 per cent by the year 2002 may be accurate, but I wonder if she has taken the following factors into account.
A hundred readers got Budget right: Changes in VAT stumped most of the quiz contestants who tried to guess what the Chancellor had in his red box
Sunday 21 March 1993
GIFTS of prophecy are not given to many - except, apparently, when it comes to readers of The Independent and Independent on Sunday's Money pages. Thousands of readers entered our Budget quiz and over a hundred got all 10 questions right.
Saturday 20 March 1993
THERE were thousands of entries in our competition to guess what the Chancellor had in his red box. And 100 readers managed to get their predictions right.
Wednesday 30 December 1992
WASHINGTON - Here is a small festive-season puzzle to challenge the best of you. What do Joseph Bear, Alfredo Villareal and Caspar Weinberger have in common? The answer is that all three were among those pardoned on Christmas Eve by President George Bush, in the exercise of his powers under Article Two, Section Two (a) of the US Constitution.
Saturday 10 October 1992
SOME foreign banks are refusing to change sterling travellers cheques because of the fluctuating value of the pound.
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