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  • Leading article: Mr Cameron road-tests the politics of responsibility
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    From there it was relatively plain sailing into the delicate matter of good and bad, right and wrong. He did not go so far as to deny the existence of society, but he did argue that social problems were "often the consequences of the choices that peo...

  • Arabella Weir: I can choose not to be fat. But not everyone can
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    For example, I'll never forget seeing that almost-sweet-he's-so-stupid village idiot Peter Andre commenting on his multi-bejellewed waistcoat in the documentary Katie and Peter: The Wedding saying to camera, "I think people like me and Katie because ...

  • Leading article: It is not just voters who are feeling the squeeze
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    It is true that the Treasury has benefited from fuel taxes of late. But, as a new report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) shows, this is more than offset by other shortfalls in tax income. Stamp duty revenues are de...

  • Dr Fred Kavalier: Diagnosis can be the doctor's toughest task
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Everyone agrees that the best way to treat bacterial meningitis, for example, is with powerful antibiotics. There may be some debate about which is the best antibiotic, or what is the right dose. But there is no debate about the best treatment. The b...

  • Leading article: A worthless gust of hot air
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    The leaders of the world's eight largest economies committed themselves to "avoiding the most serious consequences of climate change". They also set themselves a goal of halving global emissions by the middle of the century. It is hard to fault the t...

  • Michael McCarthy: An agreement with no commitments
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    Never mind that many scientists would tell you this is not remotely enough. At least it seems a significant step. But is it? Consider the exact language of the communiqué. The G8 nations say: "We seek to share with all parties to the UNFCCC [the Unit...

  • Letters: Citizens advice bureaux
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Our bureau helps around one in 20 of the local population each year. Bureaux are minimally funded by local authorities and, I believe, save the taxpayer a fortune in limiting the pressures on social services, housing agencies, welfare benefits, menta...

  • Leading article: The search for the right medicine
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Last year, the Government earmarked about £170m to increase the number of cognitive behavioural therapists in the NHS. Yet this week, a group of practising therapists has used the occasion of an international counselling conference at the University ...

  • Kim Sengupta: Fears of new battleground in strife between India and Pakistan
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    This, in itself, is not unusual – Islamabad is routinely blamed for attacks carried out by the Taliban – but the suicide bombing, the most deadly attack yet in Kabul, comes at a particularly fraught time, with worsening violence and rising tension in...

  • Nan Goldin: It's ridiculous that we treat child nudity as a problem
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    It's not about what the children in an image are doing and there's nothing sick about a nude child. It's so ridiculous we treat this as a problem in society. It's one of the joys of life, the human body. My little nephew grew up in Scotland and when ...

  • Leading article: No laughing matter
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    According to Mr Thompson, rival television executives "almost roll on the floor laughing when you talk about potential levels of pay". It is a twist on the familiar argument about the need to pay the salaries necessary to attract the "top talent" in ...

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor