The Chief Inspector of Prisons said the system had "utterly failed" the "most vulnerable people in detention"
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Sunday 02 March 2008
The present wheat crisis reminded me of the first time I met Professor Cary Fowler. It was over supper at one of the three restaurants on the Arctic island of Svalbard and we were debating if we dared try the whale steak. Neither of us was brave enough, choosing instead beefburger and chips. Over dinner, the professor, the world's authority on crops, explained why he had spent the past 20 years badgering governments about the need for a single safe storage place for all the seeds on the planet which give us our food.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Sunday 20 January 2008
Tales of boardroom greed apppear to have been greatly overdone, at least where part-time directors are concerned. Most non-executive directors are motivated by the desire to make a difference, according to a survey of FTSE 100 company secretaries by the executive search firm Whitehead Mann.
Saturday 03 February 2007
The 2007 Cheltenham Festival has suddenly found its emotional register. At Leopardstown last Sunday, a vintage performance from Hardy Eustace demonstrated conclusively that he retains the prowess, after that vulnerable hiatus last year, to win a third Smurfit Champion Hurdle at the age of 10. Yet the bookmakers, and many pundits, still have the effrontery to favour the young pretender who measures himself against a far weaker field at Sandown today.
Saturday 28 October 2006
A new form of reality television may await the unsuspecting people of France - televised weekly cabinet meetings.
Saturday 20 May 2006
Salford carried Wigan's Super League misery into the Challenge Cup with three tries in the third quarter of a thrillingly intense tie, knocking them out of the competition they used to monopolise. Scores from Sean Rutgerson, Stuart Littler and Aaron Moule, all in the space of 14 minutes, decided the game after a first half which was pointless but passionate.
Tuesday 01 November 2005
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Tuesday 10 June 2003
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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