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Friday, 27 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...

  • Hermione Eyre: Another helping of fried hamster? Yes please!
    Saturday, 28 July 2007

    But in other ways the Brit Abroad has evolved radically. We are now, according to a new survey (forgive me, folks, for those dread words, but it is almost August), rated as the holidaymakers who are the most adventurous eaters. In Tokyo, we eat fugu ...

  • Letters: Tourism in Burma
    Saturday, 28 July 2007

    Sir: In your leading article on Burma (26 July) you say tourism is a weapon in the hands of the generals and that the evidence suggests foreign exchange brought into the country tends to end up in the hands of the military elite. In the year to 31 Ma...

  • Dita Von Teese: What's underneath all that corsetry and red lipstick?
    Saturday, 28 July 2007

    Her lips are painted scarlet, as always. She doesn't think she lived before she discovered red lipstick. "That's when I felt totally changed, and glamorous. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to wear any other colour." She was, until recently...

  • 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...

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