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  • Tiger Woods, one year on - wiser, humbler and no longer a saviour
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    Was I disappointed he didn't win the Masters? Not a bit of it. I was praying he wouldn't. I dreaded nothing more than a breathless interruption from the commentator, "Let's break off and go to Woods," followed by the sight of golf's touted superman b...

  • Letter: 'Peace' in Ireland
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    When terrorist incidents take place it is extremely difficult for democratically elected politicians to resist the pressures they then come under to react in such a way as to nullify commitments made to pursue a particular political course (cf earlie...

  • Letter: Internet filters
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    This means acknowledging that life, with all of its opportunities and challenges, also occasionally has a dark side to it. Having acknowledged this, they should then set about ensuring that pupils are streetwise enough to be able to deal with that da...

  • Leading Article: Harbingers of doom
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    Rationalists are, fortunately, nowadays on hand to spoil the party. What is striking about the floods is how local they were. Inundation in Leamington and Banbury says a lot more about the peculiarities of drainage off the Midlands heights than divin...

  • Leading Article: Teachers must be led, not driven
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    The bad boys and girls at the back of the class yesterday are a problem. They represent those teachers - their numbers may run into the thousands - who are never going to sign up to the schools crusade the Government hopes to conduct. Their attitudes...

  • Seeking consent in Northern Ireland: Now for the referendum, when the people's voice will be heard
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    All that could now be transformed. One of the many huge benefits of the Good Friday settlement is that, as the Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble eloquently put it yesterday, "a healthy, vibrant, democracy [stands] to replace the stagnation, ...

  • Letter: Double holiday
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    DAVID SHEARN Bath

  • Letter: South Bank sound
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    London has more good orchestras than any other city in the world. The South Bank is its primary concert hall. However, London does not possess an acoustically decent concert hall to compare with Birmingham, revamped Chicago, Boston or Amsterdam. The ...

  • Letter: Battery cooking
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    BILL LINTON London N13

  • Letter: Straw the subversive
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    Some 23 years ago I was vetted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a job in one of our last remaining colonies. My Irish antecedents caused a little concern, but of more concern was my previous presidency of a college student union. At my fina...

  • Letter: 'Peace' in Ireland
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    JOHN O'BRIEN Morpeth, Northumberland ONCE AGAIN the role of women in major historical events is airbrushed out. For nearly a year, the painstaking efforts of Mo Mowlam have been reported fairly and honestly. Yet, when the agreement finally comes, The...

  • Candidates for mayor: Londoners should be free to vote for Red Ken
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    The precedents are good: New York, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and Moscow all have elected mayors identifiable with the city's joys and woes. I once saw an irate grandmother brandish her umbrella at Yuri Luzhkov in protest at the state of the drains in ...

  • Letter: 'Peace' in Ireland
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    TRIONA CAREY Macroom, Co Cork

  • Letter: Mothering mocked
    Tuesday, 14 April 1998

    Six-week-old infants were brought into a superbly equipped creche in the basement of an office block. They were also brought in to the creche at weekends and when they were sick, so that their working mothers could have time off. The nurse became the...

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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

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John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

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Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

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