Letter: Excuses for Suharto

Sir: I share, with Richard Needham ("These riots show why I wanted to sell tanks to Suharto", 19 May), strong links to Indonesia. I lived there for ten years and married a Javanese woman.

The wild romance of science

The Romantic JMW Turner was in deep sympathy with the scientists who forged the Industrial Revolution. Richard D North on two London shows that reveal a marriage of science and art

Tracing the tears of a teen

A staggering 17 per cent of girls and 8 per cent of boys attempt suicide, revealed the Samaritans this week. Teenage angst, it seems, is no joke. Emma Cook explains why growing up is hard to do

Books: Different for girls

Sadie Plant has computed the future - and it all adds up to female power. Jenny Turner profiles the Midlands maverick who interprets our digital dreams

Health: Homoeopathy claims boosted by research

Homoeopathy, the complementary therapy used by millions of people, has received a boost by a report which claims there is evidence that it really does work. But doctors are still sceptical, claiming the study is biased and based on poor scientific techniques, as Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, reports.

Watching the watchers

Despite the recommendations of the Police Complaints Authority, some policemen are still `too cosy' with criminals and officers often escape disciplinary charges, writes Tim Kaye

What price public service?

Rob Brown on the pay of the BBC's very own fat cats: The BBC is not a business. John Birt is fundamentally not doing the same job as Michael Grade or Greg Dyke

Ashdown joins call to privatise state pension

Paddy Ashdown last night called for the state pension to be replaced by an insurance-based system in a wide-ranging lecture demanding radical reforms of the welfare state.

Letter: How to curb car pollution

Sir: There is a simple strategy for Glenda Jackson to consider ("Fewer car journeys urged to cut down the smog", 31 May). Raising the age for holding a driving licence would significantly reduce the number of recreational car users. There would be added benefits for road safety, because young drivers are statistically the most dangerous, and increased walking might even improve youth fitness.

The Open secret

Popular with both students and employers, the Open University Business School has an excellent track record for MBAs, says Philip Schofield

No sex and the single girl: Are we becoming a nation of Bridget Joneses?

Why are men like lavatories? Because they are either vacant or engaged. Or so runs the single woman's favourite joke.

THE DOKTOR GOES FOR A DRIVE

Nikolaus Pevsner changed the way we look at the architecture of England. But do his singular views mean anything today?

Will they be the last?

Though the Bridgewater Three are free and the law is now supposed to prevent such injustice, doubts over police methods remain.

Teaching Ofsted a lesson

There has been much alarm over the prospect of parents suing failing schools. But what if the inspectors get it wrong - could they end up in court instead? By Tim Kaye

Letter: History backs women riders

Sir: Daniel Rosenthal is incorrect in describing Professor Lesley Regan as the first woman in England to hold a Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ("Birth of a prof", 4 December).
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