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Saturday, 15 June 2002

  • Stop panicking and start delivering, Prime Minister
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    Parts of the media are now the political opposition to the Government. The Conservative Party is virtually nowhere to be seen, seemingly incapable of landing a punch on an oddly vulnerable government. Some of the right-wing newspapers have stepped in...

  • Catherine Pepinster: Even those made rich by the boom will profit from a fall in prices
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    When the BBC first broadcast The Forsyte Saga in 1967, the most memorable character was the ogre Soames, a man obsessed with possession: of his wife, his paintings, and his houses. He was a monster who passed into legend.Then, a few weeks ago, a ...

  • Cressida Connolly: Comfortable, optimistic, safe ÿ oh, for the lost Britain of the Ladybird book
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    Ladybird books, once grubbied by tiny hands, are now falling into the grasp of collectors. They are mostly thirty- or fortysomethings who, having become parents, are filled with a yearning for the things of their childhood, the days of Shopping W...

  • Fifty quid a seat? No wonder kids won't go
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    Good old Cameron Mackintosh. I say that not as one angling for the part of romantic lead in the next cast change of Les Miserables (unless he really insists) but as one fed up with high ticket prices at West End theatres. At an awards ceremony in...

  • The joy of lining up the jam jars on the dresser
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    Vague suspicions I've had for some time were officially confirmed this morning by a spokesman from the Institute of Grocery Distribution, an organisation as crucial to the quality of our lives, though possibly not as romantic, as the Herring Boa...

  • The dirty bomber may be a bad guy, but we still need the hard evidence
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    All week I've been wrestling with my capacity for outrage. It never usually lets me down, but much as I push and shove there is hardly a flicker in the old beast. The press are erupting in a frenzy of indignation not seen since, well... not since the...

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Promises, promises

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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
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing