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  • Leading Article: As we marvel at a trapped whale and a visiting shark, we plunder the seas
    Saturday, 4 August 2007

    At the other end of the country, the rumours that a great white shark was patrolling the waters off Cornwall provided a dubious thrill for holidaymakers. Another ancient fish has captured scientists' imagination, too, this week, with the news that a ...

  • Leading article: Audacious, thrilling - and deeply dangerous
    Friday, 3 August 2007

    In terms of audacity and technical skill, it may bear comparison with the 1969 moon landing. Yesterday's journey back was especially perilous. The submarines had to locate the exact spot from which they launched, or be trapped beneath the ice. But th...

  • Letters: The failed generation
    Saturday, 4 August 2007

    Sir: At the end of each month, I receive a payment in my bank for the years I spent educating the children Johann Hari writes about with such passion (Comment, 2 August). They are indeed as he says, the failed generation. I taught in a large Scottish...

  • The Third Leader: Fringe benefits
    Saturday, 4 August 2007

    That is all very well, but downsizing the festival will involve some very tough choices. Some of this year's shows include such intriguing titles as: Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, Bouncy Castle Macbeth, Potted Potter, The Big Ugly Monster and the ...

  • Sue Arnold: Take the high road for a simple island life
    Saturday, 4 August 2007

    Don't fly: that's the simple answer. Take trains, buses, ferries, bikes - yes, even your car if you have to - but above all take your time. Forget about long-distance holidays; subscribe to a wonderful new publication called Archipelago that extols i...

  • Letters: Statins
    Friday, 3 August 2007

    Sir: I read Ian Morris's letter (31 August) regarding statins with great interest. In 1989, I was in hospital, having suffered heart failure; I was also diagnosed a Type-2 diabetic, with raised blood pressure. I retired three years later and was pres...

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