Individual debts collectively worth millions are abolished for just $400,000
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Saturday 21 February 2009
Monday 02 February 2009
Wednesday 28 January 2009
It sounds like a fantasy character created by Roald Dahl, or played by Jim Carrey – the gribble. But in fact it's a small marine creature resembling a woodlouse, and it may provide the key to a major breakthrough for biofuels in Britain.
Friday 23 January 2009
Although the author's membership of the Anomalous Experience Research Unit at York University inevitably brings to mind the academic protagonists of Ghostbusters, this is a scrupulous and absorbing account of the Victorian supernatural obsession.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Adolf Merckle is the richest, but he is not the first to become overwhelmed by the pressures being inflicted on people across the world by the credit crisis. In the UK, the City was shocked in September when the New Zealand-born Kirk Stephenson, 47, apparently threw himself in front of a train in Buckinghamshire. He was COO of Olivant, a private equity firm that a year earlier was among the potential bidders for Northern Rock. An inquest heard that Mr Stephenson faced "considerable financial loss" and had become more tense. He left a wife and child.
Conor Cruise O'Brien: Irish intellectual with a long career as journalist, politician, literary critic and public servant
Saturday 20 December 2008
The author of just two competent stage plays, Conor Cruise O'Brien was the most important public man of letters Ireland witnessed since W.B. Yeats died in 1939.
Monday 08 December 2008
Building giant "Titan" prison complexes will lead Britain towards a "American-style" justice system, a leading US civil rights lawyer will warn today.
Friday 26 September 2008
Britain must adopt a national strategy to encourage breastfeeding, experts say today. The battle cry "breast is best" has been promoted by the childbirth lobby for decades, but 40 per cent of women in the UK who start to breastfeed give up by the time their baby is six weeks old.
Saturday 20 September 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
Heart attack patients who have seen the light during clinical death may offer answers to one of life's most baffling questions: what happens when we die?
Saturday 23 August 2008
Bill Colleran was a prominent music publisher. For many years he was a director of Universal Edition, the British branch of the Viennese firm of the same name, one of the most distinguished and innovative music publishers of the 20th century. In particular, UE championed, promoted and established, in a wide-ranging catalogue of modern and classical composers, the music of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern (the "Second Viennese School"), which dominated the musical avant-garde from about 1906 until after 1970, when general interest in modernism began to decline under the return of conservative populist regimes and thinking, and the gradual removal of the arts from education.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Being skint at university is all part of the student image. It’s bohemian, it’s smelly, it’s grimy and it’s cool. It’s not hard to come across groups of students competing on who’s got the lowest bank balance.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Britain's CO2 emissions are increasing, contrary to government claims, according to two new reports.
Sunday 27 July 2008
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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