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Sunday, 5 August 2007

  • Leading Article: A crisis averted but not yet solved
    Monday, 6 August 2007

    It has been a crisis well handled, so far. Whether it's over is less certain. The Government has learnt from the bungled handling of the 2001 outbreak. Then, delay, muddle and lack of information devastated British farming and damaged the Government'...

  • 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...

  • Letters: The Karen
    Monday, 6 August 2007

    Sir: The modern roots of the present horror that is Burma (reports, letter, 26 till 30 July) stem from the Second World War, the colonial administration at the independence negotiations and the 1947 government, led by Clement Attlee. In the war, Aung...

  • 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...

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