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Destroyed by the Second World War, and still raw from both Nazi occupation and its subsequent 45 years of Soviet rule, Warsaw is a city whose history is writ large upon its public spaces.

Ministers re-invent the granny flat

AFTER decades of separation caused by "on your bike" economics, parents, grandparents and children will be able to live side by side under government plans to re-invent the extended family.

Row over moves at Radio 4

THE BBC and a Commons select committee were heading for a showdown last night after MPs protested over plans to shunt Yesterday in Parliament into Radio 4's long-wave "ghetto".

Letter: They need help, not barbed wire

IN HIS column on 21 December, Neal Ascherson attributes remarks to me that I never made. He says I proposed that problem tenants should be segregated and forcibly resettled in special ghetto estates, surrounded by wire fencing and controlled by security guards. That is nonsense.

Social lepers only in new `social exclusion unit'

Writing in this newspaper last week, Tony Blair announced the setting up of a new Social Exclusion Unit to help the underprivileged so that "each person no matter what their background should have the chance to succeed".

Poetry Review: Latin tags, Levi threads

Peter Reading

Theatre: A new stage for The Old Vic

The Old Vic, currently under threat, has successfully managed to combine successful seasons of the classics with a pioneering new-plays programme

`Street' fight ruled acceptable

Angry Coronation Street fans who were left fuming when Curly Watts was head-butted by Les Battersby have had their complaints rejected by a television watchdog.

Edinburgh Festival 97: Theatre: The Hanging Tree

"Wayne was what he was paid to be - a legend - and that's good enough for me," says John, an ex-copper whose drab existence on an imploding housing estate in the west of Scotland is spiced up by watching TV westerns, dressing up like his cowboy heroes for line-dancing sessions - and partaking in a spot of vigilantism.

Letter: Deaf to reason

Deaf to reason

A Bill that dared not speak its name

Thirty years ago, homosexuality could put you in jail.

Ghetto survival

Voices from Theresienstadt New End Theatre, Hampstead

THEATRE: The Amen Corner Old Vic, Bristol

In the Harlem ghetto of 1950s New York, the true source of misery is the dollar, not the Devil. The Amen Corner is an excoriating attack on the analgesic of religion, pounding home the message that "all we done to be cursed is be poor". It's not your sins that kill your babies and your loved ones, nor lack of piety that stops you from putting bread on the table - it's poverty. But religion looms large over the lives of Sister Margaret's congregation, and in Paulette Randall's production, the shabby mission hall squats over the sketchily outlined living quarters, filling with an ebb and flow of worshippers whose eruptions into rapturous song lend a background soundtrack to the action.

From hate to heroics

Success went to Mathieu Kassovitz's head with his directorial debut, `La Haine'. Now, his ego firmly in check, he talks to Ryan Gilbey about honesty, the Resistance and media hypocrisy

The savings ghetto

On a low income, saving money is a struggle, which is not made easier by the types of products available. Nic Cicutti examines the Consumer Council's call for changes

Letter: Help mentally ill out of ghetto

Help mentally ill out of ghetto
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