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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

  • Leading article: How ministers turned a help into a hindrance
    Wednesday, 1 August 2007

    The original concept was simple. Anyone wanting to sell a property would be obliged to compile something akin to a logbook that would bring together the salient information. This would include copies of title deeds, the results of the local authority...

  • Letters: Co-habiting couples
    Wednesday, 1 August 2007

    Sir: I am delighted that the Law Commission has recommended changes to the law extending legal protection and fairness to unmarried couples (report, 31 July). I have met several women at my advice surgeries who, despite contributing to the relationsh...

  • Katy Guest: The best fun you can have in a posh frock
    Wednesday, 1 August 2007

    As in Delhi, so it is in Surbiton. Anyone who has seen BBC1's bizarre series The Big Day, in which couples hand over the organisation of their weddings to their families and friends (what was that the BBC said about its creative and cultural programm...

  • 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-...

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