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  • Leading article: A victory for positive thinking
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    This is a significant victory for this newspaper's mental health campaign. For five years now, The Independent on Sunday has sought to promote better understanding of mental illness and better provision for the mentally ill and their families. Partly...

  • David Richards: CBT: three letters that spell hope for the forgotten majority
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    This is truly excellent news. The money is targeted at the "forgotten majority" – people with depression and anxiety. These people outnumber those with very florid mental health problems such as schizophrenia by a factor of more than 30 to one. We al...

  • Toby Dodge: What happened to our obligation to Iraq?
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    The drawing down of British forces to little more than a symbolic presence is a central part of Brown's campaign to gain a renewed electoral mandate. He is desperately trying to put as much space as possible between himself and Tony Blair. Jettisonin...

  • Tim Lott: The kids are perfectly all right
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    Most of the teachers also felt that administering national tests at seven, 11 and 14 gave kids nightmares. The headmasters deplored children's exposure to bad influences via television, the internet, mobile phones and computer games. Adults in genera...

  • Leading article: Stop the stunts and focus on social justice and improved public services
    Saturday, 13 October 2007

    It has been a horrible week for Gordon Brown. The only politician who had a worse week was Sir Menzies Campbell. After an impressive first three months, the Prime Minister has damaged his reputation in a way that was both unnecessary and self-inflict...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    "The newspapers," he writes, "have been hyping the possibility of an election. Now they are disappointed there isn't one. This is just sour grapes. People should see this as media hype. Shame on you for not taking an 'independent' line on it; it is t...

  • Anne Diamond: 'There in the cot, a little, stiff, cold statue of a child where my cuddly, warm, milky baby had fallen asleep'
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    In 1991, we were losing 2,500 babies to cot death in the UK. The terrible morning of 12 July was when it happened to my family. It was my eldest son's birthday, and after I'd woken him with a birthday song, I went on to my baby's nursery. What I saw ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    Fred the fumbler? Fred the fainéant? Not a bit of it. Get such questions right and you've proved you have the foreign policy expertise to be President. But for me, the unsung victor of the political goings-on here last week was none of the above, but...

  • Alexander Waugh: What if Otto had been plain Count Donkeyhead?
    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    Many may remember his name linked with the Olivia Channon scandal, when the young student and daughter of the then trade and industry secretary Paul Channon died of a surfeit of drink and drugs on Von Bismarck's bed in Oxford; or the story of Anthony...

  • Letters: Free-range children
    Saturday, 13 October 2007

    Last week I took 25 children aged nine to 11 from Wembley to Brent's Gordon Brown (no relation) Outdoor Education Centre in Hampshire. In a packed programme of environmental education, canoeing, trim trails, a low-rope course, paddling in fords, nigh...

  • Leading article: Dance to a different beat
    Saturday, 13 October 2007

    For all the opprobrium that is heaped on big record companies by disgruntled artists and fans, the major labels deserve a little sympathy. They have played an important role over the past century of the industry's existence. They have nurtured talent...

  • Leading article: Green giant
    Saturday, 13 October 2007

    Congratulations are due to Mr Gore and the scientists of the IPCC. But the celebrations should not be too loud. This is not an award for a peace achieved, but the recognition of a threat to peace. The hard work is very much still to come. Thanks to t...

  • Michael Bywater: btw
    Saturday, 13 October 2007

    * Woman Unhurt In Rather Silly Car Crash. Elsewhere in the Echo, we learn of a woman who wrote off her Nissan Micra on a country road after "a large spider came down from the sun visor above her head and lost control of the car". The woman, who was u...

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