The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs
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Friday 30 April 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
Donna Leon's elegant crime novels enjoy great success in various translations throughout the world. But, ironically, there is one country where they are not rendered into the native tongue: Italy, the stamping ground of her wily Commissario Brunetti. The reason? Italy is also the adopted country of Leon herself, an American expat who feels that the endemic corruption her copper encounters would seem provocative from an incomer.
Friday 02 April 2010
Once in a while, in these days of antagonism towards the political-legal establishment, something happens that gladdens the heart. The ruling yesterday by three of the UK's most senior judges in the long-running defamation case against the science writer Simon Singh was one such moment.
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
An award-winning female porn director who has been appointed as a parliamentary hopeful for the Liberal Democrats will be a passionate campaigner for her local area, party leader Nick Clegg said today.
Thursday 11 March 2010
An award-winning female porn director has been appointed as a parliamentary hopeful for the Liberal Democrats, it was disclosed today.
Friday 26 February 2010
We are in an unnamed city in Afghanistan, trapped in a room with a jihadist soldier lying in a coma. Shot during a brawl, the man lies on the cusp of life and death, passive, mute, but seemingly indestructible. His wife, a beautiful woman in her late twenties, tends to him, fixes the drip that feeds him, moistens his eyes, bathes him.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Google's top lawyer says the global search giant's dispute with China over internet censorship will probably be resolved in weeks, but it could take months.
Saturday 23 January 2010
Friday 22 January 2010
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has called for an unfettered internet and urged global condemnation of those who conduct cyber attacks, as China sought to contain tension with the US over the hacking and censorship of Google.
Friday 15 January 2010
Thursday 14 January 2010
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
The great cons have always worked because they give people what they want to believe. And there is nothing that the scientific community and the public at large have wanted as much a breakthrough in cloning that would progress the search for a cure for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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