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  • Banking holidays
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    We may not have joined the euro. In other respects, however, Britain is already well on the way to joining Europe. New Year is increasing in importance every year. In a secular society, Christmas is almost eclipsed. We cannot help noting that, as we ...

  • Jill Jacobs: A buffer's guide to delivering the bad news
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    Feeling a little depressed after watching the news these days? Have reports of terror, war and economic hard times left you wishing the news could be different?Hello Naked News TV.The popular Toronto-based internet site boasting close to 6 million...

  • Angela Neustatter: Marriage really isn't as bad as we feminists made out
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    When I first got together with the man with whom I shared almost 30 years, I measured the success of our relationship by how much washing up he did and, later, by how many nappies he changed. As a burgeoning feminist, I knew that nothing was more...

  • John Redwood: We can solve all our rail problems by taking a more rational approach
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    Internal links Operators face struggle to put services on track Hundreds of rail services face closure Why are so many rails breaking or cracking? Why do we need so many speed restrictions? Do w...

  • John Paul II: To find true peace, we must learn to forgive
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    The World Day of Peace this year is being celebrated in the shadow of the dramatic events of 11 September. On that day, a terrible crime was committed: in a few brief hours thousands of innocent people of many ethnic backgrounds were slaughtered. Sin...

  • David Aaronovitch: The collateral damage caused by these modern Narcissi
    Tuesday, 1 January 2002

    This is a tale of two Britons. The first becomes important in the newsroom of the two Express newspapers on the afternoon of Tuesday 11 September. There is nearly no one present from the Sunday title. Why?"Tuesday," wrote the paper's chief report...

  • Roy Jenkins: How a rash strategy to reinvigorate Europe was born
    Tuesday, 1 January 2002

    Internal linksLeading article: The euro is about more than economics - it is about our being part of the European wholeRoy Jenkins: How a rash strategy to reinvigorate Europe was born Today the euro becomes the official currency of 12 countries of t...

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