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Saturday, 20 January 2007

  • Rupert Cornwell: She's in, but Democrats can't help worrying she won't win
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Name recognition, money and a proven ability to raise lots more of it make her the clear front-runner on the Democratic side. In her six years as junior Senator for New York, she has moved carefully to shed her liberal image, taking centrist position...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Is this why Blair is staying on?
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Not Iraq, of course. Nor his increasingly frustrated attempts to revitalise public services. Nor even, sad to say, debt relief and African poverty. But the issue he has described as "long term, the most important we face" - global warming. The Prime ...

  • Leading article: Oh Brother, where art thou?
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Despite the fact that Big Brother is a manipulated, ratings-chasing programme; despite the fact that putting a well-mannered Indian actress in a human zoo with ill-disciplined young Brits is a crass idea; despite all that, the programme and the resul...

  • Leading article: A public glimpse of private attitudes that should jolt us out of complacency
    Saturday, 20 January 2007

    But they also did something else more interesting and, in the national context, no less significant. They triggered a spontaneous national discussion about race and racism that was in many ways long overdue. Ms Goody's conduct, and that of the former...

  • Tim Lott: The witches of Endemol
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    However, what has actually been revealed by that light shifts shape, according to where you stand. What you see depends on what you expect to see. The real drama takes place in the private theatre of your own prejudices. Those given to misogyny could...

  • Leading article: No exceptions, no exemptions
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    These reforms are contained in last year's Equality Act, which comes into effect this year. Until now, the most controversial provisions have been those that require the providers of accommodation, including bed-and-breakfasts, to treat gay couples i...

  • Wersha Bharadwa: I feel for Shilpa, but she doesn't speak for British Indians like me
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    One thing's for sure; the fatuous, slicked-up new faces of racism - Lloyd as the wag, Goody as the chavvy celeb and O'Meara as the pop singer - has at last allowed young British Indian women to sigh in collective relief. Their exposure ventilates the...

  • Joanna Briscoe: All she wants is a his'n'her loo...
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Victoria's first week in LA has been a round of highly orchestrated celebrity activity. She's working it. It almost looks like a spoof. In a pre-emptive strike six months before Becks is due to lift a foot, she's been viewing 35 desirable properties ...

  • Letters: Iraqi health care
    Saturday, 20 January 2007

    The single most important thing that would help Iraq's children now would be to end the violence, violence that affects electricity supplies and distribution of medical equipment and which claims the lives of doctors. That's what the Iraqi government...

  • Robert Gifford: Cycling safety must be moved into the fast lane
    Saturday, 20 January 2007

    Per distance travelled, cycling is 18 times more dangerous than driving, but it is also healthier and better for the environment. So, whatever measures we take, we want to ensure that they do not frighten people from cycling. One positive step is to ...

  • Leading article: Some unpalatable medicine
    Saturday, 20 January 2007

    The problem lies in the question: how well rewarded? None of our correspondents has fully engaged with the fundamental point that GPs are now taking home a considerably higher percentage of the gross sums they are handed by Primary Care Trusts to run...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Double murderer Gilmore, as anyone who has read Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song will remember, wanted to die. And just six months after his conviction, his wish was granted. Since then, the trappings of his death have become part of the ghouli...

  • Michael Bywater: Welcome back. Sorry we ruined the planet
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    If it's true that you spent 19 years in the Cambodian jungle, you'll have realised by now that changes are like assumptions: we don't know we're making them, and they creep up on us while our back is turned. It's also said (though in the Information ...

  • Leading article: Homespun philosophy
    Saturday, 20 January 2007

    In truth, it is hard to see what Mr Brown has in common with the man Winston Churchill once scornfully described as a "half-naked fakir". Gandhi was a pacifist who advocated mass civil disobedience. Gordon is a command-and-control centraliser who sup...

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James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

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Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

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New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

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For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

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Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

Terry Venables column

Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past