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  • Leading article: What our system needs above all is simplicity
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    The only consolation is that this figure is fractionally lower than it was for the previous year. Yet, as the head of the NAO, the comptroller general, said: "Levels of tax-credit error and fraud are significant when compared with the expenditure on ...

  • Letters: Disappearing Post Offices
    Thursday, 17 July 2008

    But it did make me think about the changing face of both town and village centres and the role we have all played in changing them. The supermarkets came and we used them, internet and e-Bay arrived and off we went, online shopping and emailing. Now ...

  • Leading article: Peace is more pressing than justice
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    Only the question intrudes: what good will an international case against Bashir do for the poor victims of this terrible and remorseless war? Issuing international warrants for arrest against the Sudanese leader – the first sitting head of state to b...

  • Paul Vallely: Why the Pope is not rejoicing at the split
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    Why is he doing this? Rome is playing a very long game here which began in 1966 when Pope Paul VI took off his ring and gave it to Dr Williams' predecessor Michael Ramsey. It was a gesture of huge symbolic importance. In the past four decades, the re...

  • Michael McCarthy: At a time when elephants need our protection, this is a shameful decision
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    How many tigers are left in India? No one knows, but it is probably fewer than 1,500, as they have disappeared from many of the protected areas that were supposed to be their refuges. How many mountain gorillas are left in Africa? Just 700. How many ...

  • Leading article: Minimum, as in wage
    Thursday, 17 July 2008

    Well, we might think that, and you might think that, too. But it turns out that the way the Government defined the minimum wage was rather different. As we report today, the then Department of Trade and Industry reached a tacit agreement with the hos...

  • James Thompson: Can we justify seeking The Truth by torment?
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    We have no way of knowing how the suspect has been treated since his capture, and this tape gives us no more than a glimpse of his experience. We remain ignorant of all the important facts which would be part of a normal legal case, and are given a s...

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee