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Saturday, 8 September 2007

  • Leading article: Protect the polar bear, save the planet
    Sunday, 9 September 2007

    We suspect that most of our readers, however, will not have been aware that polar bears are also shot by American trophy-hunters. The results of the investigation that we publish today reveal for the first time the extent of this distasteful leisure ...

  • Leading article: Rising food prices... the low-cost chicken is coming home to roost
    Saturday, 8 September 2007

    Then Tesco, our biggest supermarket chain, responded to a rival's rock-bottom chicken price by actually raising prices for similar chickens on the grounds that a further cut could only jeopardise quality. And the UN's most senior agriculture official...

  • Melanie McDonagh: Kate McCann is being tried in the court of celebrity
    Sunday, 9 September 2007

    In just over four months, Kate McCann has become a celebrity. The grim aspect of this very modern status is that it is as potent in the making of a villain as a victim. Her extraordinary photogenicity was once the means for promoting her campaign to ...

  • Leading article: Winners and losers
    Saturday, 8 September 2007

    Certain similarities leap out regarding the state of the three teams. Key players in each – Andrew Flintoff, Jonny Wilkinson and Wayne Rooney – have injuries. This tells us something about the physical demands on sportsmen. But there is another facto...

  • Simon Calder: Strangers in cyberspace – can you trust them?
    Saturday, 8 September 2007

    You read, for example, that the town of Crawley "is one of the most dynamic towns of its size in the UK, with fine open spaces, good places to eat, drink and party, and some excellent hotels". Such gushing praise for the New Town in Sussex that embra...

  • Deborah Ross: How to make your own ugly rugby player...
    Saturday, 8 September 2007

    I'm not sure I believe her – like she'd keep her eyes open! Although I should add I have nothing against her "Gav", whose fan club says he looks just like Elvis. Anyone in their right mind might reasonably ask: "Which part looks just like Elvis? The ...

  • Leading article: Bio-insecurity
    Saturday, 8 September 2007

    Two investigations have failed to establish for certain where the contamination originated. They posit a combination of circumstances, part natural (tree roots and heavy rain), part man-made (poor maintenance), and part routine (the movement of worke...

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