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  • It is wrong for MPs to featherbed their pensions
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal link Ministers fight to block rise in MPs' pensions Members of Parliament should be paid generous salaries for two reasons. People of ability should not feel that they have to make a huge material sacr...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Is America ready to lead the global war on poverty?
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal linksAmerica and Europe at odds over helping poorAid agencies questioning the US order of prioritiesThe cost of inequalityEuropean fishing fleets plundering west African stocksRupert Cornwell: Is America ready to lead the global war on pover...

  • Mark Seddon: The rumours are swirling, the war drums beating - rebellion is in the air
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Global terrorUS diplomat's wife and child among five killed in attack on churchAmericans killed by explosions that tore church apartShort: Military action against Iraq is 'unwise'CIA survey of Iraq airfields heralds attackArab states united in reject...

  • Tom Watson: A simple change that would save so many lives
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal link Leading article: Death wish By the end of this week, around five people on the waiting list for an organ transplant will have died unnecessarily, and more than 200 lives will be lost this year bec...

  • Theodore Zeldin: A revolution in love and marriage
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    In the past, love was completely different. It was adequate to express love by obeying your husband – that was to love him. It was possible, at a different period of history, to idealise your wife and not to love her for any qualities she had, but si...

  • Take a deep breath
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Asthma campaign Full links on special index page, plus related sites Ministers have reacted with commendable speed to The Independent on Sunday's asthma campaign. In just three weeks since it was launched, thre...

  • Basildon Peta: Why Mbeki's gamble on diplomacy will fail
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe death squad thugs kidnapped and tortured me, says trade union leaderJoan Smith: The West can't stop Mugabe now President Robert Mugabe's fraudulent election victory has once again thrust South Africa's president, Thabo Mbeki, u...

  • Gill Hornby: Nice school, shame about the arsonists
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Can there be any more purposefully hopeful creature than the liberal parent inspecting a local comprehensive? We are the middle-class parents the state sector so badly needs. We're also lucky in having the financial freedom to choose the type of scho...

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor