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  • Letters: Gun crime
    Saturday, 17 February 2007

    Billy had attended Fairbridge for two days and like all of the young people we support he came through choice. He failed to complete the 10-day course but was booked in to start again next week. It is tragic that he will not get this second chance. F...

  • Leading article: Too little, too late
    Saturday, 17 February 2007

    This highlights a welcome change in mood among politicians from the world's largest polluters. Kyoto made no emission-reducing demands on developing countries. There is an emerging consensus that the successor treaty must place targets on China and I...

  • Kevin McCloud: Interview with a space man
    Saturday, 17 February 2007

    I have a bit of a pash on Mr McCloud, which isn't that weird, as he's quite dishy in his lanky way, but I think I love him most for being the terrific presenter he is: passionate; knowledgeable; eloquent and basically everything that most TV presente...

  • Leading article: Questions of competence
    Friday, 16 February 2007

    There are almost exactly eight weeks to go before the first round of voting on 22 April. Much could yet change. There is a problem, however. It is a big problem for the centre-left in France, which was convinced last year that only Mme Royal could be...

  • Richard Garner: Teaching begins at home, not at school
    Friday, 16 February 2007

    Earlier this week, a report by UNICEF revealed UK pupils came bottom in a table highlighting the relative well-being of children in 21 Western countries. One indicator showed that their relationships with their parents were partly to blame. It would ...

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