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Thursday, 26 July 2007

  • Leading article: The floods have exerted a salutary effect
    Friday, 27 July 2007

    News reports have been dominated by dramatic helicopter and boat rescues, scenes of high-streets transformed into waterways and cars and caravans swept away. Power to half a million homes was threatened, as the water rose around a Gloucestershire pow...

  • Leading article: A regime we should not be doing business with
    Thursday, 26 July 2007

    The development committee is calling for a substantial increase in British assistance to the hundreds of thousands who have been internally displaced by the Burmese army. It adds some moral impetus, by pointing out that Burma presently receives less ...

  • Letters: Smoking ban
    Friday, 27 July 2007

    Sir: Yet another piece of English community and tradition killed off and the centre of a village community trashed. In my pub, there is no chit-chat and happy hubbub at the bar; they've gone outside, those who can be bothered to come at all. The "pin...

  • Letters: Sexual health
    Thursday, 26 July 2007

    Sir: We all want to see more people being responsible about sex, using condoms and having check-ups (report, 21 July). But reinforcing stigma and laying a guilt trip on people with genital herpes is not the way to do it. It simply makes the people wh...

  • Katy Guest: The revenge of the frustrated consumer
    Thursday, 26 July 2007

    All of these things are designed to turn us into Mr Angry, tearfully yelling at switchboards in the certain knowledge that They are doing these things because They can get away with it. No, we can't send another letter to head office carefully detail...

  • Leading article: Hot air
    Thursday, 26 July 2007

    But what justification is there for a patio heater? Too cold outside? Wear more clothes. If it is still unbearable, stay indoors. Pumping heat into the frigid atmosphere to generate a marginal rise in the temperature surely rivals grape-peeling and g...

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