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Thursday, 23 August 2007

  • Leading article: Moral panic and a return to gesture politics
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    By coincidence, Rhys's murder took place just hours before a planned Downing Street summit on youth crime. But the coincidence gave all concerned a chance to turn up the volume on the dominant social themes of the summer: gangs, guns and anti-social ...

  • Dreda Say Mitchell: How Carnival reflects our changing community
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    It's difficult to remember now that only a generation ago, the Notting Hill Carnival aroused the kind of fear and loathing we reserve these days for convicted criminals trying to avoid deportation. The crunch came after rioting in 1976, when certain ...

  • Letters: The economy
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    Sir: The tectonic plates really are starting to shift when Bruce Anderson is prepared to admit that anything on the European mainland is better than in Britain (Opinion, 20 August). But he did not need to visit the Palio in Siena to discover the grea...

  • Leading article: A mountain awaits the Climate Tsar
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    The Bill proposes enshrining in law two targets for reducing carbon emissions: a long-term one, of a 60 per cent cut by 2050, and a new and intermediate one, of a 26 to 32 per cent cut by 2020. Alongside the targets, the Government proposed setting u...

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor