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Wednesday, 1 August 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: Education
    Thursday, 2 August 2007

    Sir: I have spent much of the last 27 years teaching and working with those "poor wretches for whom school is just too much" (Comment; Peter Inson, 1 August). In my experience this group not only consists of the disaffected and excluded but also larg...

  • 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...

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