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  • Leading article: These poignant symbols of the endless agonies of war
    Saturday, 10 November 2007

    "In Flanders fields the poppies grow, between the crosses, row on row." The Queen, the Prime Minister and various dignitaries from around the Commonwealth will lay wreaths representing the crimson flowers at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to honour the hu...

  • Leading article: A president's democratic credentials are on trial
    Friday, 9 November 2007

    Four years on, vast crowds of Georgians have again taken to the streets, but this time to protest against the perceived corruption of President Saakashvili's administration. Yet instead of handing over power like his predecessor, Mr Saakashvili has s...

  • Letters: Raptor shooting
    Saturday, 10 November 2007

    As a countryman, I share NE's passion about the hen harrier. I am certain that NE have acted in good faith throughout this saga. However, some facts vindicate the CPS's decision. The hen harrier is only a rare migratory visitor to west Norfolk. On th...

  • Leading article: When failure brings great riches
    Saturday, 10 November 2007

    American investment banks are supposed to be ruthless organisations that will fire failing employees with no notice, no regrets and no compassion. That will no doubt be the deal when the rounds of redundancies ripple out to hit the Porsche-driving cl...

  • Anthony Scrivener QC: Publicity may jeopardise fresh trial
    Saturday, 10 November 2007

    This gave a prosecutor power to quash a person's acquittal and order a retrial. Such an application could be made only with the written consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions and was subject to stringent conditions: the two most important are...

  • Letters: Obesity debate
    Friday, 9 November 2007

    In the past fifty years or so, a refined carbohydrate, low fat diet has been promoted. This has been accompanied by an increase in obesity and diabetes. The diet didn't appear to benefit the public, but it definitely benefited the food manufacturers,...

  • Leading article: Overstretched and underfunded
    Friday, 9 November 2007

    Some of this can be put down to the usual complaints of interest groups. There is also a real danger that the cause of the armed services could be diluted rather than promoted by the sheer number of pressure groups that now represent them. The new Na...

  • Katy Guest: The only thing boiling right now is my blood
    Friday, 9 November 2007

    There's something about switching the central heating back on each autumn, as the sky darkens and the nights become chill, that brings with it an atavistic sense of failure. Summer is over, the clocks have turned back, the smell of rotting leaves is ...

  • Leading article: Well iNever
    Saturday, 10 November 2007

    Some 1.4 million of these handsets have been offloaded in the US already. After the massively successful iPod, Apple seems to have developed another winner. So the big question is: what next for Apple and its high priest, Steve Jobs? How about a chai...

  • Leading article: What a racket
    Friday, 9 November 2007

    Tennis, however, has remained largely above suspicion. The odd tantrum aside, it's a sport that stands very much at the civilised end of the spectrum, its values enshrined in the quotation from Kipling's "If" at the entrance to the Centre Court at Wi...

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