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  • Spring has sprung
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    It's here! And, as usual, it has taken us by surprise; which is curious, given that it's an annual phenomenon.All the signs were there, too: Sir Paul McCartney off on a new tour, the threat of a rail strike, warnings on thrush, blackbird and sedge...

  • Only the United States can chart a path to peace in the Middle East
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links100 tanks invade NablusThe bloody battle of BethlehemUS begins talks for political solution to conflictSharon's strategy aimed at destroying Arafat's security infrastructureForeigners evacuated from besieged BethlehemMuslim nations defe...

  • The Chancellor should act to cool the housing boom
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links First sign of slowdown in house price spiral Buy to let comes off boil as housing market shows signs of finally slowing A healthy housing market, and especially one as buoyant as ...

  • There is an alternative to war - peace
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal links100 tanks invade NablusThe bloody battle of BethlehemUS begins talks for political solution to conflictSharon's strategy aimed at destroying Arafat's security infrastructureForeigners evacuated from besieged BethlehemMuslim nations defe...

  • Norman Baker: Why I boycotted the parliamentary tributes to the Queen Mother
    Thursday, 4 April 2002

    Internal linksMPs boycott Commons tribute to Queen MotherBlair leads MPs' tributes to the Queen MotherScotland's eulogies over in 22 minutesBBC presses on with full funeral coverage despite flood of protestsJohn Walsh: Chamber warms as for once they ...

  • Man's best friend
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Now Lassie really can come home. The word is that dogs and cats from the United States and Canada may soon be allowed to enter Britain without the ordeal of a six-month period of quarantine. Ministers are considering a proposal that the pet passpor...

  • After all the shooting is done, the Israelis will still have to talk to Mr Arafat
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Internal linksSharon defies America with demand for exile of ArafatArmoured invasion brings no peace to BethlehemBritish protesters are trapped by army's refusal to let cars throughChurchmen beg Bush to restrain Israel Rarely in recent years has th...

  • Teachers have little to fear from classroom assistants
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Internal links Growth of Mums' Army provokes protests by union Anne McElvoy: It's time to come clean about what works in our schools Teachers often complain, individually and as a profession, th...

  • Paul Vallely: The Pope cannot, should not and will not stand down
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Is the Pope about to retire? In the run-up to Easter, reports from Rome had suggested that he was increasingly frail. For the first time in his 23-year pontificate he had delegated the celebration of mass to one of his cardinals on both Palm Sunda...

  • Mike Lake: Older people are an asset, not a liability
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    I grew up in St Ives, which is as delightful a place as it looks. But the primary school playground in St Ives nearly 50 years ago was just as much a theatre of cruelty as any school playground anywhere. Like every other six-year-old, I learned ...

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