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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee