Much as we should be disgusted by their crimes, locking people up for a century will not make our country a safer place
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Friday 02 November 2012
The trainer quit counselling, after witnessing too much inhumanity, to find redemption with horses. Chris McGrath hears her story
Sunday 28 October 2012
A new study casts doubt on an urban legend, but the myth of the deadly candy refuses to die
Friday 15 June 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against the House of Lords becoming an entirely elected chamber.
Friday 13 April 2012
Black people in Britain suffer from higher unemployment than those in the US because of a failure to address social inequality in the labour market, according to new research.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Two-fifths of lap dancers say that customers are rude or abusive towards them
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Criminologist: 'It is as if he is telling us that we should get ready for the worst, that he is capable of anything'
Monday 19 March 2012
Professor John Rex was a leading figure in British sociology, chairing departments at various universities and founding two, at Durham and Warwick. A leading scholar in the field of race or ethnic relations in the UK, he participated in comparative and collaborative studies on the topic in Europe and elsewhere and was well-known internationally for his work in this area, and as a theorist of social conflict.
Sunday 19 February 2012
A former boss once recommended to me hiring a young man he had met at dinner. My heart sank because I knew this man to be bumptious and not that bright. My boss assured me that I was mistaken. The youth was bold, visionary and going places. "Is that what you thought?" I sighed. "No, that is what he told me," he replied.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
It is the time of the year when the great divide between the salaried and the self-employed is at its widest. For one group, there will be the usual pay-slip at the end of the month, while the other faces that painful moment of reckoning which is the tax deadline. And it is not just the employed's financial security which seems enviable, but the suspicion that they have a jollier time than we freelancers down at the end of Lonely Street: the chats they call "meetings", desk-to-desk flirting, those "team-building" weekends.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Mature students often worry that they're too old to make the grade, but their zeal and dedication can give them an edge over their younger peers
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Gay marriage simply ought not to be a matter of political controversy in a civilised society in the 21st century.
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Tuesday 20 July 2010
A look at some of the most influential women on the world stage - female figures who have turned the tides and made history
Sunday 16 May 2010
It inspires devotion in its fans, is hailed as addictive viewing - and now television drama The Wire is to become the subject of a British university course.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village