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"I must go to bed now as we have an early start in the morning," wrote 12-year-old Joyce Henderson in her diary on 31 Aug 1939. "Tomorrow, I become an evacuee and it's all because of something called war."

The Diary: Now it's the whites who feel put upon in Johannesburg

Jogging behind my dog in Emmerentia Park in Johannesburg early in the morning, I am ambushed by three police officers. They suddenly materialise at the top of the slope we are panting our way up, their hands raised, demanding we stop. It seems Zola - a cross between a Dobermann, a Labrador and a Pointer, and named after Chelsea's heroic playmaker - has beeped on their radar. Out of breath, I ask if the dog was speeding. No, they reply gravely, but you have taken him into an area of the park reserved for ducks and other wild animals. I apologise and lumber off.

Adie leads challenge to BBC cuts

SOME OF the BBC's most famous foreign correspondents are spearheading a campaign to stop the corporation making cuts which, they say, will "threaten the BBC's voice and standing in the world".

Why landlord is a dirty word

Property owners are afraid to rent, and tenants are the ones losing out. We need to put our house in order. By Miriam Addison

The politics of the BBC (Ben Bradshaw, Candidate)

Busy electioneering, on full pay. Standing for Labour and openly gay. Prepare for the usual flak, and more besides.

Just what the doctor would have ordered

The Beastly British Cowards have done it again. Beeb bosses have caved in to Tory pressure even before the party chairman, Dr Brian Mawhinney, can toll them (that's how it comes out in his Ulster brogue) who should cover the party leaders at election time.

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Jeremy Vine First came to prominence on Radio 4's Today, where his dramatic reports on anything from Aids research to the decline of the British pop single were far more likely to make listeners sit up and take notice than Rabbi Lionel Blue. An inevitable transfer to television followed. Has latterly been employing his ironic approach to politics with sufficiently exemplary results. It is not only the christian name that makes many believe he's the next Paxman.

Runners line up in race for the Redhead slot: One of Britain's top broadcasters is leaving Radio 4's Today. Simon O'Hagan pays tribute - and asks who will replace him

IT'S AN impossible beard to follow, if not an impossible act. Brian Redhead is leaving Radio 4's Today programme. Despite being as dedicated a radio man as you could find, his Old Testament face, and most apt of surnames, are as familiar as many a television personality's. The hunt is on for a successor of equal stature.
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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

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Disney's mega money-making formula

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Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

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14 best Easter decorations

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
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Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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