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  • Paul Barker: Get building and forget the green belt
    Sunday, 10 March 2002

    An Englishman's home may still be his castle, but only if he can afford one. For many people, that is becoming a distant dream. This week the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is calling out its London members on a one-day strike in pursuit of a b...

  • Peter York: Enough of tasteful granite and steel. I want to eat my bacon buttie off plastic
    Sunday, 10 March 2002

    Formica, the shiny, plastic surface that went from café cool to shabby naff and back to cool again, has slipped into bankruptcy. I'll miss it. The Formica Years was my working title for a never-made television series I dreamt up in 1988. It was about...

  • Sub standard
    Saturday, 9 March 2002

    It looks like the answer. Of course, you'd prefer a new one, but cash is tight. So you wander around it, peer into the engine with what you hope is the look of rugged experience, confide that the, er, tappets look fine, switch the radio on and off, k...

  • Now that's what I call music to suck blood by
    Saturday, 9 March 2002

    It's lucky I haven't been invited to the Oscars this year, I'm busy that night. Funnily enough I'm going to see a film, which is odd because I rarely go to films unless they're at the cinema across the road, and this one isn't.If my local cinema...

  • Peter Neyroud: Justice has become a melodramatic game
    Saturday, 9 March 2002

    Internal linksI fear police state if we lose safeguards, says Bar chiefStreet gang given 14 years for mugging campaign When the Metropolitan Commissioner, Sir John Stevens, expressed his frustration with the effectiveness of justice, he was speak...

  • Fergal Keane: Shock revelation - I'm plotting war with MI5
    Saturday, 9 March 2002

    Internal linksZimbabwe goes to the polls amid further vote-riggingOpposition leader vows to challenge a rigged pollProfile: Robert Mugabe, The hero turned tyrantLeading article: America must exert its power to stop the bloodshed Some weeks back I...

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