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Thursday, 28 March 2002

  • Football must bear the costs of its own mistakes
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal linksBBC refuses to save ITV DigitalTV collapse halts Plymouth's expansionFootball crisis leaves Forest and rivals facing unthinkable: support each otherCompanies count cost of past excessOutlook: Winners and losers in the digital landgrab r...

  • A tiny glimmer of hope in the gloom that engulfs the Middle East
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal linksIsraeli tanks surround ArafatArafat offers ceasefire as summit backs peace dealGunman kills four settlers as Sharon prepares to send in tanksArabs wait for reply to their offer of peaceLeaders embrace Iraqi attempt to return to the fold...

  • Onwards, upwards
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal links Four killed in day of 'utter chaos' on motorways Rush-hour traffic speeds on most roads increase as drivers stagger journeys Average speed of traffic in London today: 8 mph. Avera...

  • Adrian Hamilton : The English have never understood opera
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    There is something remorselessly predictable about the present debate on the Royal Opera House. Each spring we get the announcement of its new production schedules and latest attendance figures. Each time the management tries to defend itself wit...

  • Excuse me, but what is the alternative to Blairism?
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    It's been a silly month in politics. I think I have heard and read more nonsense in the last three weeks than in the previous five years. And, as Gwendolen says to Cecily in Act II of The Importance of Being Earnest, "On an occasion of this kind ...

  • Pat Barker: Detachment can be a means of survival
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    I think if you watch a good doctor switching between responding to you as an individual and doing the detective work on the symptoms you present to him, you see somebody flitting almost between two personalities, between one sentence and the next. An...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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