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  • Leading article: It is plain and simple... this aviation boom threatens the world's future
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    We are living in an age of accelerating demand for air travel and these new terminals and international agreements are its fruits. But there are other, less palatable, fruits too. We got a taste of a growing backlash against the aviation industry thi...

  • Leading article: A model for international mediation
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    Mr Annan's is a huge achievement, coming after 38 days in which he dedicated himself to the cause. Of course, it is not his alone: Jakaya Kikwete, the president of Tanzania who is chairman of the African Union, shares some of the credit – as do the b...

  • Leading article: A farcical contest, and the need for a united stand
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    There is a temptation to smile at the Ruritanian nature of all this. But there is nothing funny about the decision of Europe's main election watchdog, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation, to pull out of monitoring the vote because of the r...

  • Professor Alan Smithers: Lessons of the Soviet Union should have been learnt
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    It may have sounded a very good idea in No 10. But the Government might have been warned by the collapse of the Soviet economy, which depended on numerical targets, strategies and sanctions. What has happened to primary education in England is not un...

  • The Weasel: History ain’t what it used to be
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    Every day in the late Sixties, you heard something astonishing – or so it seems. The reality is somewhat different from the partial, highly dubious memories preserved in the aspic of nostalgia. In the psychedelic era, the airwaves were actually packe...

  • Boyd Tonkin: Shunning this play is a pitiable act of prejudice understanding
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    From the play's text, it seems likely that the quarrel over anti-Semitism began in Shakespeare's imagination in the mid-1590s. Traits of the stereotypical Jewish villain found (but also subverted) in Christopher Marlowe's play " The Jew of Malta"fuse...

  • Michael McCarthy: Proof that we are not taking climate change seriously
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    Somewhat excessive as that prediction may sound, it is clearly well on the way to being fulfilled, as emissions from aircraft show no sign whatsoever of being reduced, now or in the future, and the imminent, startling increase in flights which has be...

  • You Write the Caption - 29/02/08
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    Exercise your wit, insight and maybe even a tad of news knowledge. In short, and just for fun, post your caption using the comment form below - and see other people's captions below that. We'll reproduce the best on our winners page at the beginni...

  • Letters: Drug policies
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    The recovery of assets from key criminals, including drug traffickers, has been fraught with problems. Performance targets have been regularly missed, leading to the dissolution of the Asset Recovery Agency and its work being subsumed into the Seriou...

  • Leading article: A shattering failure for our masters
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    The criticisms of the intensive testing regime imposed on children since 1997 are by now familiar. Few outside the Department for Education defend it. But the attacks on the national curriculum and centrally mandated teaching methods are less common....

  • DJ Tayor: btw
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    The real eye-opener of The Jam Generation, though, was the identikit nature of most of the participants: Cameron; Nick Clegg; David Miliband – bright, articulate Oxbridge intellectuals all of them, each speaking in a near-identical accent (Cameron po...

  • Leading article: The soldier's life
    Saturday, 1 March 2008

    But it is hard to find fault with the reasoning behind the media blackout in this country. The armed services took the decision last year that Harry could not serve in Iraq because he would present a trophy target. Yet he wanted to fight, so he could...

  • Leading article: People power
    Friday, 29 February 2008

    Such scepticism is misplaced. This week alone we have witnessed three striking examples of the power of the ethical consumer. At the beginning of the week we learned that the UK market for Fairtrade food products rose by 80 per cent last year. Then, ...

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Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

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Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

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Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

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Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game