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Wednesday, 18 July 2007

  • Letters: Security in Afghanistan
    Thursday, 19 July 2007

    Sir: It seems hardly believable that, in the light of all we know about the dismal record of foreign occupiers of Afghanistan throughout modern history, Nato is now facing a similar, foreseeable, defeat through a want of military resources, economic ...

  • Letters: Harlequin ladybird
    Wednesday, 18 July 2007

    Sir: Once again the enjoyment of my breakfast has been spoilt by your sensational, yet colourful, account of the problems that might be caused by the arrival in the UK of the harlequin ladybird (report, 13 July). Professor Majerus makes the classic m...

  • Leading article: Shine a light on this murky world
    Wednesday, 18 July 2007

    On Monday morning, City of London detectives raided the premises of three football clubs as well as the homes of two unnamed individuals associated with the game. According to the police, this was "in connection with alleged corruption in football an...

  • The Third Leader: Believe it or not
    Thursday, 19 July 2007

    The Loch Ness Monster, for example. Unrivalled in mysterious appeal, the shadowy basis for extensive ancillary industries such as souvenirs, coach trips, binoculars, newsprint and knowing locals accepting a drink then muttering darkly. Until now, and...

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