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Sunday, 23 September 2007

  • Leading article: Mr Brown must spell out his vision for the future
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    And it is even more remarkable given that many observers were predicting deep divisions to result from the departure of Tony Blair. But the cracks never opened. Labour is, in fact, more unified than it has been in a long time. This is largely thanks ...

  • Leading article: Brown's real work begins here
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    When he takes the stage to deliver his big speech to the Labour conference in Bournemouth tomorrow, therefore, he does so in a commanding position. Not perhaps as dominant as Margaret Thatcher at the height of her power, or as all-encompassing as Ton...

  • Mark Garnett: We are a nation of hysterics
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    Some of the commentary since the onset of the Great Panic has been pretty apocalyptic. The Government's enemies have tried to compare the sequence of events to 1992's Black Wednesday, hoping that it would inflict fatal damage on New Labour's reputati...

  • Marcus Berkmann: Hope I die before the band gets back together
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    O'Connell sought a comparison with Sting and co's enormo-tour of the globe's vastest stadiums, and Lydon was unimpressed. "Listening to Stink trying to squeak through 'Roxanne' one more time, that's not fun. It's like letting air out of a balloon." H...

  • Letters: Dawkins and theology
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    Science deals with physical reality by proposing hypotheses and testing them by observations designed to prove them wrong. Those hypotheses that survive become part of the provisional body of knowledge we call natural law. Applying that knowledge, by...

  • Leading article: More trouble on the farm
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    Farmers' hopes that the Channel and the North Sea would prove enough of a natural barrier always seemed rather optimistic, especially given that the disease is spread by midges. In certain weather conditions these tiny insects can travel formidable d...

  • Michael Vatikiotis: Monks' crucial role in fight for freedom
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    It may be too early to tell whether the fledgling alliance of monks will prove strong enough to topple Burma's military regime, but many observers recall that the popular revolt that forced Burmese strongman Ne Win to step down in 1988 was also spear...

  • Jon Cruddas: Labour should do as the US Democrats are doing
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    But increasingly that is not how the Democrats themselves see it, and as Labour begins its conference in Bournemouth, we could usefully draw lessons instead from the debates in the Democratic presidential primary. Speaking to members of the SEIU serv...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    Phew! There's a simple answer, Mr Sheppard. That was then and now is now. Like you, I went on the march and believed there was a huge libertarian issue at stake. But the growing body of evidence against regular cannabis use is overwhelming, particula...

  • Vicki Woods: Hold on to your padded coats, ladies...tailoring is back
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    The fashion wheel takes longer to turn than you ever believe it will. No matter how much designers strive for seasonal change with cloth and colour and detail, they're mostly just turning out variations on a theme. Radical change – the kind of change...

  • Leading article: Winter wonderland
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    One wonders how long the Scottish Tourist Board expected to get away with using archive footage from the 1990s of glacial conditions on Scottish mountains to attract winter sports tourists from around the world. Of course, some unwitting skiers, snow...

  • John Lichfield: Our Man In Normandy
    Monday, 24 September 2007

    There is nothing surprising about that. Two thirds of French farmers voted for him in the second round of the elections in May. Pierre is still, broadly, a Sarkozy fan. All the same, he, like many French farmers, is struggling to digest the plain – o...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    On Wednesday, The New York Times published a photo album from the Auschwitz death camp, showing carefree men and women of the SS singing, picnicking and sunbathing during time off from superintending mass murder. The next day, the cable channels ran ...

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

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After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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China's wild panda numbers on the up

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Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

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Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

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Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
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The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

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