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Sunday, 22 September 2002

  • David Laws: Why the Liberal Democrats cannot echo Old Labour
    Monday, 23 September 2002

    What will be the "judge and jury" of this Government? The recent focus on Iraq and the Government's upcoming decision on the euro has obscured the fact that, ultimately, the success of the Blair-Brown government will be judged by its ability to i...

  • Michael Byers: Self-defence? It's the economy, stupid
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    Durham, North Carolina. Seen from the heartland of America, there are two incontrovertible truths about Iraq. First, Saddam Hussein is an evil man who brutally oppresses the Iraqi people and seeks to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapon...

  • Jon Aarons: Corporate reputations do matter
    Monday, 23 September 2002

    A tremendous opportunity now exists to make sense of non-financial reporting through a key proposal that came from the Department of Trade and Industry's review of company law, which became the subject of a Government White Paper and is expected ...

  • Charlie Courtauld: So MS is sexually transmitted, is it? Just look at me and you'll know it's a lie
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    Lock up your daughters. The sex god is back in town. A report out last week – citing a Danish study, no less – suggests that multiple sclerosis, the disease I've got, could be sexually transmitted. And that surely means that I must be a bit of a d...

  • Rose Prince: Poverty at the farm gate goes hand in hand with profit in the till
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    I spend much of my time in Dorset, a dairy farming region. There are farmers there who have not made a profit for months. The poverty can be galling. At this time of year our local charity shops are packed with farming families looking for half-decen...

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?