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  • Bench mark
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Internal link National Park says no more 'sombre' memorial benches Reason, understanding, patience, sympathy, reluctance to condemn: these are the leading traits of this newspaper. But, every so often, there is...

  • Psst, want to see some snaps of my kids?
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    But St Peter, I hear myself wailing at the Pearly Gates, I had no idea I was ruthlessly exploiting my son when I had pictures of him dressed as a chorister sent out to all my friends one year instead of Christmas cards. He looked so angelic, I t...

  • Paul Vallely: I hope Miss B will change her mind about dying
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Case of Miss BShe smiled after her historic victory. But there was no joy, for now she is set to dieCase is a warning to doctors not to act unlawfullyA woman with much to offer but no desire to liveJeremy Laurance: There is nothing odd or bizarre abo...

  • Alexei Sayle: How the lure of celebrity led me to become a fake Korean surveyor
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    The news media have for days been getting themselves into a froth about the Oscar awards that are being staged tomorrow. Our own version, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) film awards put on a few weeks ago provided a glitter...

  • This Afghan war is young; it may get a lot messier
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Internal link Al-Qa'ida biological weapons lab 'found in cave' Recovering drunks are told never to forget the "yet" factor. It is an injunction to resist the smugness induced by meeting somebody worse off. For ...

  • Engine of growth
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    The last Vauxhall came off the assembly line at the company's Luton plant yesterday. It marks the end of almost a century of production and follows the recent closure of the Dagenham factory. Both sites were old and both were closed as a result of ...

  • Don't let the panic over crime distract us from the fight against criminality
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal linksDrunks and yobs will have to pay fixed penalty fines fixed penalty finesThousands will be freed early to ease jails crisisA 'diver's watch' some view as a badge of honourMore support for victims is promisedDavid Aaronovitch: Marxism, al...

  • The Tories are reaping the reward for grinding work on public services
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal links'Broken' NHS needs overhaul, say Tories One swallow may not make a summer, but yesterday – the first day of spring – brought the Tories a much- needed boost with the ICM poll showing the normal stratospheric Labour lead almost halved....

  • Francis Maude: We face the simple choice of modernise or die
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Modernise or die. This is the stark choice facing the Conservative Party. It is not the first time the party has teetered on the brink of oblivion, but without radical action it could be the last. For some years we simply have not seemed to be a ...

  • Marxism, alien abduction and some criminal perceptions
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal links Drunks and yobs will have to pay fixed penalty fines fixed penalty fines Thousands will be freed early to ease jails crisis A 'diver's watch' some view as a badge of honour...

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