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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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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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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