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  • Picture of the day: Student power
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Photograph: Brian Harris. A 9x12 print of this photograph can be ordered on 0171-293 2534

  • Letter: Titanic errors
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    As chairman of White Star Line, he must have approved of the decision to equip the Titanic with fewer lifeboat places than the total number of passengers and crew, contrary to the ship designer's original plan. This was legal at the time, but surely ...

  • Leading Article: Ministers lost in the welfare forest
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Before the election he made a number of grand and not necessarily compatible statements. One of the more important was (in this newspaper): "I see huge inequalities in wealth and opportunity and believe they should be corrected." Others were made les...

  • Leading Article: A kiss is just a kiss...
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    It cannot be long now before the tissue of half-truths and leaks is stripped away and something resembling the truth is told. The American press have been forced on to the defensive by an aggressive campaign by the White House, but not a single thing...

  • Major and Murdoch - Will he pull the book? Will he see the story? Will he get the joke?
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Mark you, the news reports did say that many leading writers were thinking of leaving HarperCollins in protest against Murdoch's high-handedness, and that obviously wouldn't include John Major, who has never been thought of as a writer of any kind. O...

  • Letter: Train or car
    Monday, 2 March 1998


  • Letter: Save the arts
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    There is one important proviso however: funds gathered either from sponsorship or through tax deduction tend to benefit the established and the conservative. It is essential, even if your initiative is successful, that pressure for strong public subs...

  • An alibi for pleasure: Sadly for Mr Blair the copyright he craves has already been claimed
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    There was no controversy about what it would contain. It had been specifically constructed to house what was then the largest panorama ever painted - a 134 foot diameter depiction of the view from the very pinnacle of St Paul's (the painter, a topogr...

  • Your perfect little angel needs a dirty face
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Scientists have discovered that children who bathe daily (and wash their hands more than five times a day) are 25 per cent more likely to have asthma than their dirtier friends. And those who bathe least are the healthiest of the lot. The explanation...

  • Letter: Benny's one-liner
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    MICHAEL SHACKEL Sanderstead, Surrey

  • World Bank finds God: Now that the windows are all smashed, what happen s next?
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    The meeting was hosted jointly by Dr George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and James Wolfensohn, the President of the World Bank. Its subject was the relationship between religion and development. Its delegates included a variety of luminaries ...

  • Letter: Murdoch's censors
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    JOHN PALMER Waterlooville, Hampshire

  • Letter: Murdoch's censors
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Two years ago, I completed my autobiography and sent it to my editor at HarperCollins, then my publisher. I had every reason to expect its speedy acceptance and publication. My friendly editor, Malcolm Edwards, had written to me on holiday in Cyprus ...

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    While it is true that the American Masters of Foxhounds Association gave a generous donation to the Campaign for Hunting, as a gesture of solidarity, for which we are most grateful, there is no record of any contribution from the "US shooting lobby"....

  • Letter: Murdoch's censors
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    This suggestion seems to me to be relevant to the question which was raised recently about the alleged predatory pricing of The Times newspaper. Officials of The Times have been heard to say that the low price is possible because of the enhanced adve...

  • The Box
    Monday, 2 March 1998

    Perhaps Evans won't have to disrobe and go for an urban ramble quite yet. One of his employees at the Daily News has reported that Evans is having difficulty finding his way around his new offices. Every time he goes to the lavatory, he has to ask fo...

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