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  • Leading Article: Making good on good intentions
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    Our campaign for a better deal for British armed forces stepped up to a new level. This grew out of, but is not directly related to, our opposition to the Iraq war. Our call to renew the Military Covenant, the formal promise by the nation to look aft...

  • Leading article: The tragedy of a child born into a world of suffering
    Monday, 24 December 2007

    One might have imagined that centuries of medical and technological progress would have meant that no modern family would have to go through the sort of ordeal that Mary and Joseph endured in Judaea. But as our report today emphasises, children are s...

  • Letters: Compassion for the homeless
    Monday, 24 December 2007

    In November, I went to the annual memorial service for people who have died homeless in London: more than 100 are known about in the past year. I live in central London and talk daily to men and women sleeping on the streets while tides of shoppers s...

  • Leading article: Bloodshed and toleration
    Monday, 24 December 2007

    But not all the concerns are of a conservative nature. Liberals have long been nervous of the notoriously emotive and uncompromising Catholic activism on abortion. In May this year, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'...

  • Jerry Talbot: Tsunami warnings save lives, but that's not enough
    Monday, 24 December 2007

    Like Leni in Indonesia, people living in coastal areas in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives knew that they needed to get away from the water and find higher ground or shelter. Evacuation drills some admittedly slicker than others swung in...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' Editor
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    At the end of the day, it's not rocket science to think out of the box and stop using tired old phrases like 24/7, "blue sky thinking" and "reality check". Going ballistic like me? Then at least we're basically singing from the same hymn sheet. Georg...

  • John Ware: Justice slips between Ireland's north-south divide
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    First there were the "lies" by two PSNI officers in concealing possible contamination of forensic evidence. But what really conjured up this chaotic image was the judge's description of the "seemingly thoughtless and slapdash approach of the police a...

  • Mahta Hassanzadeh: Forget the stereotypes: teen crime is a plea for help
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    I spent the first 11 years of my life in Manor House, not too far from where the recent Stoke Newington murders took place the shooting of 17-year-old Etem Celebi and the stabbing of 16-year-old David Nowak. After moving to another area, I kept in to...

  • How to be happy: What can I do to stay cheeful amid the Christmas mayhem?
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    Step 1: Christmas can often end up more fraught than fraternal. Families thrust together, engorged with excitement, can rapidly disintegrate into irrelevant arguments and weary recriminations. One way to manage all this intensity is to accept that f...

  • Why television is the glitter and glue of Christmas
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    For all these intimations of industrial unrest and social disquiet, haves and have-nots, bright lights and sudden, unlooked-for darkness, the 1970s Christmas always struck me as an intensely communal affair, a time when the majority of people did, wa...

  • William Gumede: This vote heralds the break-up of the ANC
    Sunday, 23 December 2007

    But the result, and the likely fallout, may hasten an outcome that is essential for the long-term health of democracy in South Africa: the break-up of the ANC tripartite alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Cosatu trade unio...

  • Leading article: Royal web
    Monday, 24 December 2007

    This is part of an effort by the monarchy to reach a Net-savvy generation; those more likely to be tapping at their computers at 3pm on Christmas Day, than sitting in front of the television munching Quality Street. This is clearly a wonderful idea. ...

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