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Sunday, 21 September 2008

  • Gerald Kaufman: It could be worse. The schoolboys could be in charge
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    I duly delivered the message to Gordon Brown, who was opening a new school in my constituency, a state-of-the-art college whose construction was made possible by this government's policies. During his tour of the gleaming premises, the Prime Minister...

  • Letter: Creation debate
    Monday, 22 September 2008

    The different interpretations of the word "theory" (to a scientist, the fundamental principles behind phenomena, and to a non-scientist, one hunch out of possibly many) shows that we scientists made a mistake in continuing to refer to Darwinism as a ...

  • Marcus Tanner: Let's hope gentrification's had its day
    Monday, 22 September 2008

    Us downwardly mobiles feel a spring in our step. We never worshipped at the altar of "gentrification". Indeed, I left my first pad in north London to escape gentrification. I didn't like the cut of those hard little couples who poured in, and drove o...

  • IoS letters & emails, 21 September 2008
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    Jerry Savill Commander, Central Operations, Metropolitan Police London SW1 A shotgun has a lethal range of 40 metres – if the cartridge contains bird shot. However, if it contains a solid slug, it will easily penetrate armour at about 50 metres. We d...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    The late gardening writer Christopher Lloyd, famous for his garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, was a much-loved figure and an inspiration to many. Not least to his neighbour and fellow scribe Sarah Raven, it seems. The BBC TV gardener, bulb we...

  • Message Board: McCain's running mate: a boost or a setback for women?
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    Palin is hilarious. I hope McCain wins so that we can get to see how awful she is. Can you imagine her being elected over here? Neil McGowan 'Fraid so. It could even happen – Jade Goody could stand for office. Rob Give Palin a chance. She's c...

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Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee