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  • Letters: Snowdownia
    Monday, 12 May 2008

    As a private pilot, I feel that being able to see the beauty of somewhere like Snowdonia from the air is a great privilege and one that, with the opening of a new private airfield, will become available to even more people. Pleasure flights and sight...

  • Letters: Israel at 60
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    Ibrahim Hewitt, Leicester Ofsted asserts that the new system of slimmed down and "no-notice" inspections was introduced because "the old system of giving a term's warning had created too much stress" ("Ofsted accused over deputy heads' inspection fea...

  • Leading Article: Brown: the case for the defence
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    If he's lucky, the story goes, he might just lurch on for two miserable years to inevitable defeat at the general election. If his colleagues are brave enough to get their act together, they'll dump him sooner, probably for a caretaker such as Alan J...

  • Kerry Brown: Why won't the Chinese make Burma accept the aid?
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    But the military junta in Burma has so far resisted accessing help from international donors and aid agents. Pressure has been applied through the UN and the EU, and the US has called accepting help at this time a "no brainer". But Burma's government...

  • Old Scotland took the high road. New Scotland is upwardly mobile
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    The first puzzle is to consider why Robertson's prediction of the inevitable death of nationalism has gone so badly wrong. Instead of the demise of the SNP it is now the governing party of Scotland, committed to the independence of the nation from th...

  • David Canter: Fritzl, like Fred West, believed he was a good man
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    They are reminiscent of more than one rapist who has said to his victim, without any irony, after he had assaulted her, "you should be more careful because someone nasty may have attacked you". These men do not see themselves as criminals. To them, t...

  • Noises Off: casting director Nina Gold on English roles going to foreigners
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    I think we, the British, feel very proprietorial about Jane Eyre, and the fact that people associate Page with a very young culture is another hurdle for them to get over to allow her to be a classical heroine – but I reckon she's got a lot more than...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    By the next day, as the scale of the crisis in Burma worsened, so did much of the press coverage. Only 'The Independent' (and uncharacteristically, but to its credit, 'The Sun') thought it worth leading on. "And tens of thousands dead," said my frien...

  • Leading article: A lesson in loyalty
    Monday, 12 May 2008

    Ferguson joined United in 1986. They had not won the League since 1967, when the feted Matt Busby was in charge. Yet it wasn't until 1993 that a United team finally emulated that achievement. Since then Ferguson has built, and re-built, a succession ...

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