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  • Tim Norfolk: Medical knowledge is nothing without empathy
    Friday, 11 January 2002

    When you hear someone say, "I've got a good GP", what do they mean? Certainly that the GP is a competent doctor but also, usually, that he or she is friendly and understands their needs. What's interesting is that we tend to separate the two qualitie...

  • Blackboard blues
    Thursday, 10 January 2002

    Today, prompted by the unveiling of new high-tech classrooms "where laptops will replace blackboards", we launch the first of an occasional series aimed at senior readers, in which we look back fondly at almost-vanished and half-forgotten features of...

  • Jill Jacobs: We've gone back to bad manners and insults
    Thursday, 10 January 2002

    Maybe it's because my sister has stopped asking me to open her "suspicious- looking" mail or maybe it's been the announcement that studio executives felt the time was right for next month's release of the new Arnold Schwarzenegger action thriller...

  • Mark Seddon: Down in the valleys is a machine that snuffs out signs of political life
    Thursday, 10 January 2002

    "Ogmore? Where is Ogmore?" asked the young BBC researcher. What lies beyond Offa's Dyke may have been something of a mystery to her, but a by-election is shortly to take place in one of Labour's safest seats in South Wales.Here are some of the spicy ...

  • Sine McDougall: It is child's play to get a head start at school
    Thursday, 10 January 2002

    Teachers often notice that when children enter school some are more ready to learn basic skills than others. The aim of the Tandem Project is to help parents prepare their children for learning in school. The Tandem Project is an 18-month early-inter...

  • Natasha Walter: Stop laughing. Start getting angry
    Thursday, 10 January 2002

    If you're reading The Independent, I'd guess that you're not a truly dedicated royal-watcher. You are, therefore, likely to have missed the increasingly frenzied revelations in the rest of the press about the loves, lives and hates of our first fami...

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