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Monday, 2 July 2007

  • Letters: Religious symbols
    Tuesday, 3 July 2007

    I am not in favour of under-age promiscuity. But what Dr Shell fails to realise is that this whole sad business is not about sex or chastity at all. Millais School doesn't have a sixth form. Almost all of the pupils there are forbidden by law to enga...

  • Leading article: Preparation is the only defence
    Monday, 2 July 2007

    But while last week's weather was extraordinary, we should have been better prepared. A report by the National Audit Office last month concluded that only 57 per cent of our existing flood defence systems are in good condition. Of course, even the be...

  • The Third Leader: Happy landing
    Tuesday, 3 July 2007

    The yellow-nosed albatross was the first of its kind ever to arrive in Britain. Intriguingly, Brean is no distance from where Coleridge was walking with the Wordsworths in the Quantock Hills when, with their help, he formed the idea for The Rime of t...

  • Charles Nevin: Who can ever replace his boyish charisma?
    Monday, 2 July 2007

    Who on earth, or anywhere else, is going to replace him? I see that his publishers, Bloomsbury, are a bubbling cauldron of confidence about overcoming the loss, and I suggest we should also look at this as a market rather than a mourning opportunity....

  • John Lichfield: Our Man In Paris
    Monday, 2 July 2007

    We speak not of the codes to the French nuclear deterrent. Nor of the true state of the Sarkozy marriage. We speak of the recipe for a steak sauce. This is a magical recipe, a recipe capable of making Parisians do something which Parisians usually re...

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