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  • Food for thought
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    Bracing news: the Government's foot-and-mouth inquiry is to call for a new national agency to promote British regional cuisine. Tourists will be helped along "food trails" leading to the finest samples of our unique ways with pastry, meat and whateve...

  • The Chingford skinhead has mugged a hospital's staff
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    Internal links'Long trolley waits' frequent at hospital in NHS disputeAs hospital defends staff, the work never stopsFamily condemns accusations of racist behaviour'There is racism in the NHS, just like there is everywhere else'Hyprocrisy, privacy an...

  • David McKittrick: Police response to Omagh criticisms is impressive but not conclusive
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    The general judgement on yesterday's Police Service of Northern Ireland response to criticisms of the Omagh bomb investigation may well be that it is impressive but not conclusive.The ombudsman's report which ignited this controversy was both deta...

  • Peter Tatchell: Direct action is sometimes the only option
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    What do Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King have in common? The answer: they were all volunteers. They volunteered their time and commitment to struggles for social justice and human rights. Their kind of volunteering is, howe...

  • State-sponsored patriotism will do the Queen more harm than good
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    God save the Queen from her prime minister, ministers and all politicians! If it isn't already, that should be the jubilee prayer being offered up by Buckingham Palace; the last thing they need is for government departments to stick their oar into He...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

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