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Wednesday, 27 March 2002

  • Our shameful failure to protect vulnerable children
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Internal linksHealth services condemned over Lauren's death A certain weary inevitability surrounds the conclusions of the independent report into the death of Lauren Wright, the six-year-old who died after abuse by her father and step-mother. Yet ...

  • Alan Smithers: Respect faith, beware the fundamentalists
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Remarkably, creationism seems to be enjoying a resurgence. The head of science at Emmanuel College, Gateshead, has urged science teachers to point out the fallibility of evolutionary theory and give "the (always better) biblical explanation". In ...

  • Own goal
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Internal linksFootball clubs threatened by collapse of ITV DigitalITV Digital collapse boosts Carlton and Granada sharesFrom day one, everything about ITV Digital was a turn-offLeague to meet ITV Digital in courtDozens of famous football clubs pushed...

  • The judges are stepping in because the media has failed to regulate itself
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Internal linksSupermodel wins landmark privacy battle against tabloidNaomi Campbell wins case despite lying under oathNewspaper rivals claim the victory after judgmentFrom Mr A to Zeta-Jones, they want a new lawCelebrities will seize upon supermodel ...

  • Charles Nevin: The style police are right - ban the balaclava
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Making a difference is very much in vogue these days, isn't it? Everybody seems to be having a go, from Halle Berry to Commander Paddick. And, indeed, I am as anxious to make a difference as anyone, even if, sadly, I'm far too tightly buttoned fo...

  • Gwyneth Dunwoody: Stop spinning, end the feuding and start listening to your party
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Internal linksPM is 'out of touch' with party, top MP warns Yesterday, I received a letter from a Labour supporter about Railtrack. It made for depressing reading. My correspondent told me that he and his wife had voted and supported Labour since th...

  • Andrew Watson: Forget about aliens: we're all alone in the universe
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Around other stars there are, presumably, many potential Earths – rocky planets at the right distance from their sun, with a supply of liquid water at the surface. How many of them actually harbour life, and what are the chances of complex, sentient ...

  • What do we need role models for?
    Thursday, 28 March 2002

    Only one group of people in our society is never expected to need role models, and that group comprises middle-class white men. Women, on the other hand, are expected to need role models for everything, from drinking to working to getting pregnant to...

  • For the Government, politics has entered a more dangerous phase
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal linksBlair appeals for backing from unions and backbenchers over private-sector plansDeparture of Monks will be serious blow for PMBlair goes into Easter break in desperate need of respiteAnne McElvoy: If Mr Byers goes, so should Mr Brown an...

  • Deus ex machina
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Few of us, it would seem, can resist the temptation to play God, even if it is only one a computer. The Sims has become the best selling PC game ever, shipping 6.3 million copies only two years after its release. For Sims addicts, nurturing families ...

  • We should have loosened our gambling laws long ago
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal links Limits on jackpot prizes removed in gambling reforms Deborah Orr: Don't bet your life on gambling Stan Hey: Where men wear gold and women smoke cheroots Once you g...

  • Stan Hey: Where men wear gold and women smoke cheroots
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Internal linksLimits on jackpot prizes removed in gambling reformsDeborah Orr: Don't bet your life on gamblingLeading article: We should have loosened our gambling laws long ago The trams will probably have to go. Unless, of course, they are given...

  • Paul Vallely: What Caroline Aherne teaches us about fecklessness
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    Personally I blame Caroline Aherne. I'd always enjoyed her celebration of low-life slobbery, The Royle Family, up until the point where a baby was introduced to the storyline. Suddenly the telly- transfixed Royles had something important to compe...

  • Lynne Segal: What it means for women to think like men
    Wednesday, 27 March 2002

    It can hardly be news that in Western thought the gender of science, indeed, the gender of knowledge, has been seen as masculine. In the 18th century, women and knowledge were a type of oxymoron, placing women in danger of ridicule or ostracism: ...

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