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  • Don't kill American trash TV, manure nourishes rare blooms
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    If the artist made the work, the government pledged to act as a purchaser of last resort, should others fail to recognise its merit. Removed from the philistine vagaries of the market, Dutch artists would be freed to do their best work. Unfortunately...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    JENNY FOWLER Woking, Surrey

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    TREVOR PLUNKETT Norwich

  • Letter: Quarries and landscapes
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    I am well aware of the intrusion our business makes to the Peak District scenery; irrespective of whether the quarry lies inside or outside the National Park boundary. However, quarrying is an inevitable price society must pay, as the products we pro...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    We urge MPs, most of whom have benefited from a student grant, to oppose these proposals. We have the public support of well over 60 MPs and of the bulk of the student population. If MPs do vote for this attack, the rebellion that may take place in t...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    Dr JOHN LALOR Portsmouth

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