“The running total is 171.1 miles, not quite halfway,” groans Mason after the District Line, though this reader had the thought that no one forced him to do an overground trek of the Underground.
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Friday 13 October 2006
The reasons for promoting diversity are pretty obvious: to contribute to a fairer society, improve the quality of staff by reaching untapped pools of talent and to increase consumer confidence in a workforce that reflects the clients that it provides services for. But what do we actually mean by it? The word is often thought of as being to do with ethnicity and gender. But since humans first emerged around two million years ago a huge number of differences have emerged amongst us. Some of these differences are relatively unproblematic such as eye colour and hairiness, while others cause us to consider carefully how we treat certain groups. Examples of the latter include education, culture, gender, language, socio-economic backgrounds, religion and sexuality, as well as ethnicity. A useful concept of diversity will therefore incorporate these differences.
Tuesday 30 May 2006
Ghana stepped up their World Cup preparations with a morale-boosting victory over Jamaica here at Leicester City's ground.
Sunday 28 May 2006
Sunday 02 April 2006
Monday 04 April 2005
Wednesday 16 February 2005
Thousands of devout followers of Sister Lucia, one of three shepherd children who saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the Portuguese village of Fatima in 1917, flocked to Coimbra yesterday for her funeral.
Sunday 12 December 2004
Tuesday 06 July 2004
The Westminster "homes for votes" scandal came to a long-overdue conclusion yesterday when it emerged that Dame Shirley Porter, the council's former Tory leader, had handed over £12.3m to settle the affair.
Wednesday 23 June 2004
Monday 12 April 2004
The British public and the world community must stop ignoring the suffering and murder of people in faraway places, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said in his Easter Sermon at Canterbury Cathedral yesterday. "Some lives, it seems, are still forgettable; some deaths still obliterate memory for those of us at a distance," he said.
Thursday 25 March 2004
As members of the congregation filed by the high altar of Madrid's Almudena Cathedral to take communion from the city's archbishop, one relative who had lost a loved one in the bombings two weeks ago turned to Queen Sofia who was sitting near the altar struggling to control her own grief. The Queen grasped the woman's hands, and tears streamed down her face.
Friday 07 November 2003
Wednesday 15 October 2003
Monday 16 June 2003
Friday 07 February 2003
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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