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Friday, 29 March 2002

  • The strange logic of sexual inequality in the Forces
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Internal linksWomen will not be allowed to serve on frontline, says Hoon The logical conclusion to be drawn from the Ministry of Defence study of women's fitness for front-line combat is the opposite of that apparently drawn by Geoff Hoon, the Secre...

  • Sadly, four years of peace in Ireland offers little hope for the Middle East
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Internal links Israel's assault on Arafat Schoolgirl suicide bomber kills two in supermarket Violence deters Christian pilgrims Besieged Arafat 'is prepared to become a ma...

  • A corner of Scotland forever Jacobite
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Why are mountains female? In Scotland, there are three sisters in Glen Coe and five sisters in Kintail – not a brother in sight.I'm inclined to such inconsequential musing when travelling through the West Highlands, sun streaming through the bus w...

  • The night I slept outside the worst toilets in Luanda
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Only a phone that is looking for trouble will wake you at two in the morning. I've had hundreds of those calls down the years. Mostly it has been a news desk saying something terrible has happened and will I get there as fast as I can. Occasionally i...

  • 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...

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

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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