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Friday, 13 April 2007

  • Leading article: The spectre of Saigon looms over Baghdad
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    For several weeks now, the US military authorities have argued that an upsurge in violence was only to be expected as the new "surge" tactics started to bite. The enemy, they reasoned, would fight ever more desperately until it was finally overcome. ...

  • Stephen Hale: Stirring speeches won't tackle climate change
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    The blame game goes like this. Green groups blame the politicians. Politicians (quietly) blame the public for not being ready for the change needed. The public blame politicians, and often big businesses too. It is much more serious than that, howeve...

  • Letters: Eco-celebrities
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    People who are genuinely concerned about global warming have to protest against this concert because it makes it so much harder to get the real message about global warming across. I hope it will be stopped because that is the best way of protecting ...

  • Jemima Lewis: Fat people need understanding, not derision
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    In any case, I hope my friend is feeling pretty ashamed of himself now. A team of British scientists has just announced that it has discovered why some people are predisposed to porkiness: it's not lack of willpower, or inner sadness, but a gene call...

  • Letters: Single parents
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    Sir: You report (11 April) on statistics that show 24 per cent of children live with one parent. The law is to blame for this increase in single-parent households. I teach part time in our local primary school and the experience of many currently sin...

  • Leading article: Here comes the sun
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    It's apparently thanks to vitamin D, which is produced by our skin when it comes into contact with sunlight. A healthy supply of vitamin D boosts our immune systems, which is the reason colds and flu are significantly less common in the summer months...

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