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Monday, 23 March 1998

  • Leading article: Cherie goes in to bat for a true blue brewer
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    But we would need to be superhumanly self-denying not to notice the irony of Ms Booth's appearance yesterday on behalf of a brewer, Shepherd Neame. This is no ordinary blue brewer. Without the company Cherie Booth is representing in the Court of Appe...

  • Confessions of a student in the golden era
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    The fees certainly represent an historic shift. When I went to University, I received a full maintenance grant from Cheshire County Council which handsomely covered my cost of living. I could study as far away from home as I liked, without considerin...

  • Has Bill Clinton pulled off a foreign policy triumph?
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    But with the White House now decamped to Africa for almost two weeks and the mist of sex allegations starting to clear, the joke may be on America. Perhaps it is not the President who has been distracted by Paula- Monica-Kathleen et al, after all, bu...

  • Letter: Iniquitous Arts Council
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    His three-year investigation into a complaint against the Arts Council by the Kosh dance company found that the council withheld information unreasonably, failed to observe its own procedural and ethical code, based decisions on incomplete informatio...

  • Letter: Cathedral finances
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    You also quote Paul Flynn MP saying that contributors for a roof will be alarmed to find their money invested in the arms trade. The law is perfectly clear - money for the roof goes towards the roof. If any church were to divert designated donations ...

  • Boris hits the bottle as Russia United face anonymity in the internatio nal league
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    As soon as the decision was made public, thousands of fans marched through the streets of Moscow last night chanting: "Come on, Boris! Put that bottle of vodka away and pull your socks up! Alternatively, go to bed with the bottle of vodka and hand th...

  • A strange new thought for British cities: Pacino plays Jeffrey Archer
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    "We've got no advance men," he pleads. "We've got no protection." Pacino is unmoved. "It's OK, Kevin. That's where I'm going. I'm the Mayor." To a New York audience reared on generations of city bosses from La Guardia to Giuliani, the moment is insta...

  • Letter: Aaronovitch fan club
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    That wit, that wisdom, those ex-Communist credentials, that handsome, sardonic stare. As for the corpulence, it is a welcome indication of sensuality - it's a good bet that a man who takes food seriously will have an equally diligent approach to love...

  • Letter: Psychiatry in court
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    Dr Field suggests that many unwarranted claims are pursued, often at public expense, because it is "virtually impossible for someone to be interviewed by a psychiatrist and leave the consulting room without having some psychiatric label attached to t...

  • Leading article: Citizenship for a new generation
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    No part of British education has been so dangerously neglected as "citizenship". We do not adequately teach our children about what it means to be citizens in a modern state. The 1988 Education Act places a clear obligation on schools to promote the ...

  • Letter: Words fail me
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    The crisis in school teacher recruitment has been widely reported. If the subject matter related to the words in the article is typical of the general syllabus content for 11-year-olds, is it any wonder that teachers are leaving the profession in dro...

  • Letter: Moving the King's Library
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    While many great libraries around the world are housed in distinguished buildings, there are all too few instances where a collection of books created by one individual survive intact in the period architectural setting designed for them. King George...

  • Letter: Cathedral finances
    Tuesday, 24 March 1998

    The Rev PATRICK H DALY Administrator

  • Letter: A small matter...
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    IT'S A small thing, I know, but can I put matters straight on the subject of the actor Ian Holm's penis? In an interview with your paper (Eye, 19 March), he again claims - as in other recent interviews - that I wrote of his nude scene in King Lear: "...

  • Letter: Help for self-harmers
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    AS A recovering "cutter", I was appalled at the feature "Why I have to harm myself" (24 February). From my experience over 28 years of serious self-injury, and five years "in recovery" from it, I know this condition to be an addiction. It does not st...

  • Northern Ireland talks have reached the endgame, but stalemate is all too likely
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    The parties are required to reach agreement by Good Friday, April 10. If they manage that, referendums will be held on May 22, north and south, to endorse the agreed deal: that is the plan. The talks process might yet end in success; but if it does, ...

  • Letter: Rossing uranium mine
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    GIDA Nakazibwe-Sekandi, manager of corporate affairs at the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia, (letter, 10 March) is dangerously ill-informed if he believes that uranium from the mine has been used solely for electricity generation because it is covere...

  • Letter: International art
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    "THE National Gallery" is a quirky name for a collection containing such a minuscule number of national artists. More than half the cost of renovating the recently reopened rooms in the gallery has come from France, and the rooms themselves will show...

  • Letter: Mardi Gra: a clue
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    SO the FBI think the "Mardi Gra" bomber has been ill-treated by a bank? (report, 19 March) That really narrows it down. JOHN ROZIER Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

  • On with the sensational saga of King Tony: Act Three, the rise and rise of Duke Gordon
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    In the Palace, at Westminster. Duke Gordon Brown is addressing the assembly on his plans for the nation. Gordon Brown: In former years this land did rise and fall In constant cycles of unsteadiness, From boom to bust, from stop to go and back, Until ...

  • Letter: At the end of useful life
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    THE letters about "waiting to die" (19 March) omitted one important point: that what happens to the elderly is a relative question, not an absolute one concerning only them. As an 83-year-old widower, I have finished my useful - and worthwhile - life...

  • Leading article: A vote against racism in Europe
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    It is a decision of great moment not just for France but for the whole of Europe because whatever they decide, the situation is a warning of the sinister forces which stand ready to exploit arrogant, bureaucratic and remote European institutions in b...

  • Leading article: Fat salaries in trainland
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    And I ride on the footplate there and back again." Time in Trumptonshire, and elsewhere, must fly by even more quickly now that train drivers have the option of using those idle moments to consider when, how and where to spend their substantial salar...

  • Picture Of The Day
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    A 9x12 print of this photograph can be ordered on 0171-293 2534

  • Jackie Brown is right. The only way out is to take a chance
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    Work - any work - confers dignity and value, runs the social-democratic mantra of our times. If that labour can be clean, indoors, endowed with a white collar and open to women as easily - or more easily - than men (this litany goes on), so much the ...

  • Letter: Moving the King's Library
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    THOSE persons calling for the reversal of the move by the British Library to St Pancras of the books comprising the King's Library (report, 19 March) fail to take into account the well-being of this great collection. The Smirke-designed rooms at the ...

  • Letter: Fees for students
    Monday, 23 March 1998

    YOUR article on tuition fees "Students staying at home to save money" (19 March) implies that students will have to pay pounds 1,000 towards the cost of their course. Only a third will be faced with this fee. Poorer students will pay nothing and the ...

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