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  • The ethical dilemmas created by this latest fertility breakthrough
    Thursday, 24 January 2002

    Internal links Frozen ovary banks to offer childbirth in later life New technique brings possibility of 'banking' an ovary for later life The successful freezing and transplanting of ovaries in ...

  • Richard Bowker: We can and will deliver a better rail service
    Thursday, 24 January 2002

    Last week we published the Strategic Plan, and it was reasonably well received – except by the popular press. Passenger groups welcomed it; the rail freight industry welcomed it; the passenger rail industry welcomed it, informed commentators such...

  • A moral vision for the modern age
    Thursday, 24 January 2002

    The renaissance in children's literature is turning out to be one of the most striking cultural characteristics of our times. Whether we are reassessing the achievements of the past, as with the film of The Lord of the Rings, or falling in love w...

  • Basildon Peta: I could be jailed for writing this article
    Thursday, 24 January 2002

    Internal linksBasildon Peta: I could be jailed for writing this article Two weeks ago I wrote agreeing with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu who had said that President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's 78-year-old leader, "has gone bonk...

  • Richard Garner: Q: Why are we putting pupils under so much pressure from exams?
    Thursday, 24 January 2002

    In all the furore about the blunders committed by the exam board Edexcel, one contributory element is in danger of being missed – that we are currently producing the most tested and examined generation of children ever to leave UK schools. For a star...

  • There is no alternative: we must invest in renewable energy now
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    It seems strange to think that Britain – one of the very few advanced industrial economies that is self-sufficient in energy – could be facing a long-term energy crisis. Yet that is the inescapable conclusion of a review by Downing Street's Performan...

  • Wedding march
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    Where should we get married? The answer, surely, should be: wherever we would like to be married. It has not so far been the case that we could get married where we wish, but the Government is proposing to shake all that up. After a two-year consulta...

  • Peter Hain: My end-of-term report on the European Union
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    When I became Minister for Europe, I promised no spin, no slogans on the EU. How should we rate the Government's performance in Europe? I want to attempt this without the techiespeak that Eurowonks use when they want to impress but can't be bothe...

  • Frank Field: An established Church is good news for the nation
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    Who cares whether the Church of England is established or not? The answer to that question is probably that very few people do – apart, that is, from a select group of campaigners who have grown long in the tooth echoing opinions they heard in their ...

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House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

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War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

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Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

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