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Monday, 19 May 2008

  • Leading article: Human rights and a maturing relationship
    Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    Something similar happened in Germany last week when the Dalai Lama arrived there at the start of his five-country Western tour (Australia, the United States and France are next), a trip which will keep him in the headlines in the run-up to the Olymp...

  • Leading article: How to safeguard our natural heritage
    Monday, 19 May 2008

    By drawing together a wide range of research and evidence, the Government's conservation agency has found that the natural environment is far less rich than it was half a century ago. There has been a marked decline in the population of adders, bumbl...

  • Leading article: A report that misses its target
    Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    The Armed Forces should indeed be better appreciated by the public. Last year General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the Army, gave voice to widespread concerns in military circles, when he complained of a "growing gulf between the Army and the nat...

  • Leading article: Right track, wrong speed
    Monday, 19 May 2008

    The message on booking websites warning customers that it may be cheaper for them to buy two single tickets, rather than a return, stands as testament to just how downright confusing the system has grown. Anyone who uses the trains, or would like to ...

  • Letters: Paying to save nature
    Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    The countryside around me here changes colour with the shifts in the market. Pay silly prices for milk and the cows give way to sheep. Pay silly prices for wool, and the grazing land gives way to polytunnels and potatoes. Panic about the shortage of ...

  • Leading article: Green fingers
    Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    Yet the spectacular element of Chelsea has always been rather paradoxical, given that gardening, as practiced by most green-fingered folk in this country, is often un-showy. Far from using exotic plants, or fancy constructions that require tons of ra...

  • Marina Cantacuzino: The long and winding road to forgiveness
    Tuesday, 20 May 2008

    And yet even though there is universal respect for these mothers' dignified response, public opinion is more polarised. The more usual response from someone who has lost a loved one is that of Helen Newlove, who in February this year spoke of bringin...

  • Letters: Women's rights
    Monday, 19 May 2008

    For six years the Bush administration has shamed our country by not supporting this UN agency. He withheld $34m in 2002, when we started 34 Million Friends, asking 34 million Americans to take a stand with at least $1. Any honest person, I think, wou...

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