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Sunday, 25 August 2002

  • We will all have to pay the price if we want a 'clean' democracy
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    It is easy to be cynical about the cry for help issuing from the Labour Party general secretary, David Triesman, esconced as he is in the party's new £5.5m offices. The new HQ in Old Queen Street, a listed terrace overlooking St James's Park just ...

  • A welcome condemnation of Russia's most pointless of wars
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    Russia's bombing of suspected Chechen rebel strongholds in northern Georgia, and the sharp rebuke the action has elicited from Washington, are a welcome reminder that, even in President George Bush's war against terror, a blank cheque cannot be pr...

  • Mind how you go
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    Not only are police officers younger these days, but they are ruder as well. Both phenomena are illusions, of course, fostered in the first case by the effect of the passage of time on the observer and in the second by the increasing propensity of...

  • Sean O'Grady: Millbank's Mafia has left the building, but the Millbank Tendency remains
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    Politics has a habit of appropriating the most unlikely of places. Even after 40 years, the mention of Orpington to a Liberal heart will stir the memory of Eric Lubbock's stunning by-election victory. Cable Street in Whitechapel, east London, has...

  • Tariq Ali: Why the world needs Silvio Berlusconi
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    The use of Italy as a yardstick to measure the politics, history, religion and culture of Western Europe has a long pedigree. For over a century and a half now, Italy has pioneered ideologies that have dominated Europe in one form or another. Gar...

  • Simon Calder: It's the 'world's worst airline'. And I love it
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    From all the negative publicity that Ryanair has received this summer, you could be forgiven for assuming that it is the world's worst airline. But Ryanair is, in fact, one of the best in terms of the things that matter to people: charging a reasonab...

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

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A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices