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  • Kate Saunders: Yes, I am a single mother...
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    I am a single mother, with a 14-year-old son. One of my sisters is a single mother with two daughters. We are both chronically short of cash, because it takes two incomes to run a middle-class life these days. We are often made to feel like poor rela...

  • Letters: Electric cars
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    Sir: I feel compelled to correct some common fallacies that appear in R V Watts' letter (10 April) about electric vehicles (EV) and their impact on our current electrical infrastructure. "Electric cars would simply transfer the atmospheric pollution ...

  • Leading article: Another foolish and illiberal law
    Wednesday, 11 April 2007

    This has been presented as a concession to liberal qualms. But it could make the situation even worse. It does not require a great imaginative leap to worry that if ill-educated people learn there is a paedophile in their area, but are not told exact...

  • The Third Leader: Old spice
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    I do, of course, well understand the advantages of the younger husband. He is stronger and more vigorous in the physical department, which is increasingly important in these days when recycling demands at least three separate boxes for the weekly col...

  • The Third Leader: Unholy rows
    Wednesday, 11 April 2007

    In Spain, for example, we report, there is something of a fuss going on over some Carmelite nuns who have been accused of stealing three statues from a church in Grajal de Campos and installing them in their new convent in Toledo. The nuns claim owne...

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