News archive from 13 March 2011, page 5

David Cameron has even less grasp of how government works than I'd thought

What was the most amazing thing about last weekend's 24 Hour Panel People (highlights of which will be shown all week on BBC3 in the run-up to Friday's Comic Relief)? Was it David Walliams's incredible achievement of performing live in panel shows for...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
This much I know: Alastair Campbell

This much I know: Alastair Campbell

Rudeness can be necessary. I can be rude if I feel there's a purpose. Sometimes it's the only way to challenge arguments when they're, frankly, wrong. Some people are just rude for the sake of it, and I'm not fond of that. I don't think I'm nearly as...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
Breastfeeding aids child brain development, study finds

Breastfeeding aids child brain development, study finds

Breastfeeding produces not only healthier babies but also brighter children, according to a study. As little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a new-born infant has a "positive and significant effect" on brain development, it finds, right...

Guardian, 00:20 in Health
 
CHELSEA CAPTAIN JOHN TERRY’S DOUBLE VISION

CHELSEA CAPTAIN JOHN TERRY’S DOUBLE VISION

JOHN TERRY has vowed that Chelsea will never give up on the title – or on the Champions League – after finally rediscovering their best form. The champions are unbeaten in five matches since losing at home to Liverpool last month and are back on the...

Daily Star, 00:20 in Sport
 
Luke Donald digs in to challenge at Doral going into final round

Luke Donald digs in to challenge at Doral going into final round

One day the meek will inherit the earth, and pretty soon they might reach the summit of professional golf courtesy of Luke Donald, who continues to assert himself on the biggest stages. The world golf championships have neither the history or the...

Guardian, 00:21 in Sport
 
John Galliano scandal puts spark back into Paris fashion week

John Galliano scandal puts spark back into Paris fashion week

It was the most spectacular and scandalous Paris fashion week in years, and many of the big names – not least John Galliano – were left counting the cost. However, for many designers less well-known outside the rarefied world of fashion, sensational...

 
Jason Solomons's Trailer Trash

Jason Solomons's Trailer Trash

Blue Sky thinkingSky Movies has taken a sudden interest in films by women. A new season appeared on its schedules last week, focusing on films celebrating everything female, from "iconic actresses to glass ceiling-smashing directors". It...

 

Ideas for modern living: you

When René Descartes tried to systematically doubt everything he believed, he succeeded – until it came to his own existence. The very act of questioning whether you exist proves you do, because you must be there for the doubt to be entertained in the...

 

Dear Mariella

THE DILEMMA I used to think I was close to my twin sister. However, six months ago she got in touch with me on a social-networking site and said she was a lesbian and didn't love her husband any more. I flipped out – mainly out of shock, but also...

 
The sound of silence in Larsson land

The sound of silence in Larsson land

"I don't understand why it hasn't occurred to anybody that in this country we have fantastic natural resources just waiting to be exploited. Why is nobody selling silence in the same way they sell the lumber and the iron ore? Silence, starry...

 

Mined Afghan village liberated by British bomb disposal experts

British troops have completed the largest clearance of improvised explosive devices (IED) in Afghanistan, liberating a strategic village considered a no-go area until recently. Paratroopers supported by 80 bomb disposal specialists have cleared Char...

 
Venice residents claim victory in battle to preserve the city's heritage

Venice residents claim victory in battle to preserve the city's heritage

After a remarkable week, Michela Scibilia is breathing a sigh of relief. The Venetian activist has been at the forefront of a successful battle to safeguard the future of one of the city's best loved institutions, the fish market at the foot of the...

 
The west can't just dictate democracy to the Arab world

The west can't just dictate democracy to the Arab world

The Arab uprisings are making the old democracies of the west look more than ridiculous. Watching our behaviour from Cairo, I realised we deserve all the embarrassment that comes our way. For we will not grasp that, after 60 years of supporting and...

 
How supermodel Petra Nemcova's tragedy changed children's lives

How supermodel Petra Nemcova's tragedy changed children's lives

Before Petra Nemcova was a supermodel, TV presenter and global philanthropist, she was a Czech schoolgirl too timid to talk. "I was so afraid to even read a paper in front of my classmates," she laughs. "It is very funny because at that...

 

EU support for Arab rebels is shamefully late | Nick Cohen

The Arab revolutionaries have found a new comrade. On Friday, the European Union joined them in the struggle for liberty by promising to extend its commitment to democracy and justice to cover the dictatorships of the Middle East. Europe could not...

 


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