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  • Leading Article: The countryside holds its breath
    Sunday, 5 August 2007

    Back then, crucial lessons in handling the disease could have been learned, but were not, from the Northumberland Report of 1968 which had been left to gather dust. As a result, seven million animals were slaughtered and thousands of farmers lost all...

  • 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 ...

  • Fordyce Maxwell: These things happen. Farming will survive
    Sunday, 5 August 2007

    And as they talked of having to close doors against the sound of gunfire, the loss of animals they had invested a lifetime in breeding, how the pyres of railway sleepers and coal were proving difficult to light and how the smell of incinerated carcas...

  • Katy Guest: I'm with the Earl: it's not snobbish to hate chavs
    Sunday, 5 August 2007

    What he actually criticised were the increasingly embarrassing forms of undress worn by some Goodwood punters. "We have too many chavs, I'm afraid," he reported – suggesting that anyone who especially wants to bare flesh and get trolleyed is welcome ...

  • Vicki Woods: Mothers are to blame for all of society's evils – except, possibly, Iraq
    Sunday, 5 August 2007

    Sometimes you need a Christ-like patience, though. Jordan caught me off-guard when she christened her latest Princess Tiaamii – a vomit-making name – and Jordan's not just an over-endowed celeb but a mother. And a widely-praised mother at that, adore...

  • 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...

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