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  • Europe has too many fishermen, too few fish
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksNorth Sea skate has been 'driven to extinction' The proceedings of the 26th annual Larval Fish Conference in Bergen, Norway, may seem difficult to follow for those without a deep and abiding passion for the deep, but the news that the ...

  • Robert O'Mugabe
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Study of news and current affairs should never be confined to just the principal events and trends. The lesser exhibits in the passing parade are often equally revealing, particularly in the way that accepted certainties can suddenly be overturned....

  • Children must not be indoctrinated
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    The row over creationism at a school in Gateshead has some important implications for the funding of the state education service. According to Nigel McQuoid, the headteacher of Emmanuel City Technology College, the school where the controversy sta...

  • Prudence is all very well, but this Government needs a sense of purpose
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksTeachers set to take on the GovernmentTrusts 'use cancer cash to balance the books'Donald Macintyre: Mr Brown wants to save the NHS - and collect the credit Yesterday it was Mr Brown's turn to try to kick-start the government, barely a...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Zero tolerance has cleaned up New York, but it won't work here
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksBlunkett admits street crime plan is 'long overdue'Anti-social orders 'fail to curb teenage brothers' crime wave' The chattering classes are all chattering about it. The Opposition is lambasting the Government for it, and Downing Stre...

  • Edward George: Asian businesses have made us more prosperous
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    A couple of months ago, in Glasgow, I joined the Association of Business Community in paying tribute to Mr Yaqub Ali for the remarkable contribution he has made to Scottish commercial and community life since he arrived from Pakistan 50 years ag...

  • The locals know what aid they need
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    This week ministers from rich and poor countries have gathered in Monterrey, Mexico, for the United Nations conference on development finance. Although we hear so much talk about "winning the peace" and the "new internationalism", the conference i...

  • Odds on
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Internal linkHow 'the Plumber' is causing a City splashThey call him The Plumber, because he was a pipe fitter who made his fortune after inventing a radiator fitting that enables them to be swung away from walls, allowing the area behind to be redec...

  • An instant diagnosis for our neurotic nation
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Just in case anyone was worrying that we were not a nation of hypochondriacs, we have now been given some interesting news. While one in three of us think we have a food allergy, in reality only 2 per cent of us suffers from such a complaint. It is...

  • Sean O'Grady: There can be no middle way in the face of cruelty
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Internal linksLords back 'middle way' in vote on hunting banDelay on hunting is not an option, peers are warned It's always good to know where people are coming from, so I should declare now that I am a card-carrying member of the Royal Society for...

  • John Harvey-Jones: Why the future looks bleak for books
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    It is remarkable how little the publishing industry has changed, and how slow it has been to deal with the problems that have arisen for it over the years. The falling demand for books spells trouble, yet the number of titles published keeps goin...

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