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  • Would you trust your local school to solve its problems all on its own?
    Friday, 12 April 2002

    I still owe Professor Ted Wragg of Exeter University a fiver from 1997. Half a decade ago I said that the new Education Secretary, David Blunkett, would show the Chief Inspector of Schools, Chris Woodhead, the door and put someone else in instea...

  • Adrian Hamilton: Oil is the reason America wants to be rid of Saddam
    Friday, 12 April 2002

    Middle EastIsrael arrests thousands as Powell flies in Powell comes seeking peace among ashes of hateWorld finally gets glimpse of refugee camp devastationRamallah Diary: No words are said, just smiles because we are aliveSix tourists die in 'acciden...

  • David Horovitz: This is why the Israelis support Mr Sharon's tactics
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    Middle EastSharon snubs new calls for retreat resolveEight killed by suicide bomber from refugee campHizbollah steps up attacks on northern borderMonk shot in besieged Basilica of the NativityJenin: 'Soldier shot my mother in the head'Powell to incre...

  • Judith Hann: Help save the world with paper
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    As a science broadcaster I have seen many innovations and it's nearly always the simple ideas that succeed. So I am pleased to be able to present Toptree to you today – a simple idea with an important environmental message.Toptree is all about pa...

  • A patriotic nation treats refugees better than this
    Thursday, 11 April 2002

    Republican as I am, I still liked aspects of the image of Britain that was being relayed at the beginning of the week. There was something about the royal funeral that seemed gentle and generous as well as old-fangled and ceremonious. Aside from what...

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