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  • Leading Article: A flicker of hope amid division and despair
    Monday, 30 July 2007

    The victory, which was celebrated throughout Iraq with volleys of gunfire that cost more lives, none the less offered a rare flicker of hope in a country otherwise mired in despair. One measure of that hopelessness is the exodus that has been gatheri...

  • Letters: Statinisation of the population
    Tuesday, 31 July 2007

    Sir: The Government's heart tsar, Roger Boyle, calls for a public debate on statinisation of the population ("All men over 50 should be offered heart pills", 28 July). Such a debate is possible only if the available evidence is clearly and dispassion...

  • Leading Article: Imperfect, but indispensable
    Tuesday, 31 July 2007

    Today, as that 38-year deployment comes to an end, nobody is celebrating that campaign. The prevailing sense is rather one of relief that it is finally over, mingled with much regret that it took so long and cost so many lives. The military took on t...

  • James Nesbitt: Tales of the City
    Tuesday, 31 July 2007

    My two daughters – let's call them Private and State – attend two separate schools. It's an arrangement designed to bestow upon me a sense of equilibrium, and though at first glance it may appear harshly experimental, it works beautifully. A working-...

  • Leading Article: Questions now the rain has stopped
    Monday, 30 July 2007

    But the subsiding of the water is only the beginning of an aftermath that will be long and costly. For many households, the disruption of not having a habitable home will be aggravated by the unavoidable dealings with insurers, builders and banks. An...

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