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Sunday, 19 August 2007

  • Leading Article: The flight from truth about climate change
    Monday, 20 August 2007

    Of course, we understand the authorities' concerns about the strategic nature of Britain's busiest airport. And we appreciate the Government's worries about security in general and airport security in particular. Still, it is hard not to see the leve...

  • Agnès Poirier: Protest and survive
    Sunday, 19 August 2007

    In my 10 years as a French woman living in Britain, I have often wondered what could really make the British angry. Nothing it seemed: not poor public services, nor Blair's foreign policy, nor serious social injustice. I heard, for the first time in ...

  • Charles Nevin: The remote control is the route to fitness
    Monday, 20 August 2007

    There are, sadly, too, many other examples. The frailty of your team's back four. The bank statement. The parking ticket. The exam results. The non-existence of the last biscuit, an ironed shirt, a charged mobile telephone, enough time, research, cle...

  • Peter Popham: Out of Italy
    Sunday, 19 August 2007

    It will do no good because the protagonists of the feud of the village of San Luca are not in a hurry. They know how to wait, and they are willing to wait for ages. The feud began in 1991; until Duisburg it had taken nine lives in 16 years, barely on...

  • Vicki Woods: Are you seeing the right plastic surgeon? You can't just boast about any old nose-job or lip-plumping, you know
    Sunday, 19 August 2007

    Cosmetic surgery is nothing new, of course. It's been as easily purchasable as handbags or bedlinen for yonks now. What's new is the status quotient. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's badly deteriorated septum was repaired and her new nose sculpted by Martin K...

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