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Newly released papers reveal a startling lack of unity in Government circles over how to respond to the 1982 Argentine invasion

Revival hopes are dashed by Milosevic

A year after Nato's blitz began, his hold on power still blights economies across the Balkans

The high-flyer who planned Major win

AS A MAN whose career has moved easily between television, advertising and politics, Shaun Woodward should not find the switch from the Tories to New Labour too much of an upheaval.

Welcome to the militant wing of the Third Way

`All of us, except for those who fetishise the free market, know that there is something to protest against'

Parliament: Foreign Affairs: Patten and Kinnock face threat to jobs

CHRIS PATTEN or Neil Kinnock could lose his seat as a European commissioner in proposals to be considered by member states at the EU summit in Helsinki, Robin Cook said yesterday. The Foreign Secretary said the Government would cut its number of posts from two to one if other member states agreed to reform the EU voting system to give Britain more power.

Changes to RUC `will not encourage nationalist support'

Northern Ireland's new government

Ulster: RUC wins George Cross, but what does it mean?

THE AWARD of the George Cross to the RUC was greeted by the police and their supporters as a singular honour, and by their detractors as insensitive and inappropriate. In both camps it triggered a debate on the deeper meaning of the gesture.

There's only one way to stop Mr Livingstone now

`Mo Mowlam and Frank Dobson would have a much better than even chance of beating Ken'

Hundreds protest over RUC changes

HUNDREDS OF people rallied in Belfast yesterday to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary and voice opposition to proposals for radical changes in policing in Northern Ireland.

Loyalist gunman freed to a life of constant threat

THE FIRST act of Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair on leaving the Maze prison yesterday, which was to hastily don a flak-jacket, was an entirely prudent and wise precaution for the loyalist activist to take. Adair, who served five years for directing loyalist terrorism and acting as a commander of the Ulster Freedom Fighters, was clearly all too aware that, ceasefires or no ceasefires, he will remain in danger for the rest of his life.

PROFILE: Chris Patten: Another job for Mr Fixit

The hard-nosed diplomat relishes the impossible mission - and reforming the RUC won't be his last

Unionist pulls out of Ulster review

ULSTER UNIONIST leader David Trimble's deputy yesterday dramatically withdrew his support from the Good Friday agreement, starkly exposing deep party divisions in the Unionist attitude towards the entire peace process.

Monitor: Discussion in Ireland of Chris Patten's 175 proposals to transform the Royal Ulster Constabulary

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up