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Leading Article: The Conservatives have no alternative to Mr Norris

HERE WE go again. The return of Steve Norris to the cast of the long-running London mayoralty farce is welcome, and not just because the colourful former minister gives good copy. Mr Norris is by far the best qualified of his party's candidates and it was folly for the Conservatives' mayoral selection committee to disbar him from consideration by the wider membership. That they did so because of irregularities in his private life tells us a good deal about the state of mind of the modern Conservative Party and how out of touch with the electorate it has become.

Obituary: The Right Rev William Westwood

"BISHOP BILL" was known to millions through his Thought for the Day broadcasts on Radio 4's Today programme. In an era when bishops have become far less important on the national scene than at any time since the Christian faith reached these islands, William Westwood retained the popular ear and was for many the voice of the Church. He had a natural understanding of the interests and language of ordinary people, and could express complex ideas in simple words. You would hear people on the train or the Tube, "I heard Bishop Bill saying this on the radio this morning", and they usually spoke of him with affection as though he were a friend.

Racing: Phillips out to create lasting impression

A trainer best known for his comedy act is a serious contender for an illustrious job.

`Get on the Web and look for work' says Chancellor

FORGET THE bicycle, Britain's unemployed will be told by the Government today to "Get on the Web and look for work."

Major has every right to shop Lady Thatcher

His performance as PM fell short of her expectations - so she just had to meddle. By Malcolm Rifkind

Who wins in squatland?

I squatted in London for nine months and can honestly say the shelter it provided saved my life

Heath hits at Hague over Dyke Dyke job' says Heath

THE FORMER Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath launched a withering attack on William Hague yesterday, claiming that Conservative criticism of the incoming BBC director-general, Greg Dyke, had been counter-productive.

Tories hire media watchdog to monitor bias at Dyke's BBC

WILLIAM HAGUE has declared all-out war on the BBC by hiring a firm of professional media monitors to look for political bias, following the appointment of Greg Dyke as Director-General.

It is the pro-Europeans who are the real patriots

Charles Kennedy, the man most likely to become leader of the Liberal Democrats, outlines his policy for taking Britain deeper into Europe

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