No place to call their own

Gypsies have landed in a sleepy hamlet in Comfortablesville, Middle England. Residents are up in arms, children are being fed disinformation and house prices are on edge. But, hang-on, no one can even see them…

Bob Hope: Laughter was the best medicine

As a proud Briton drowning in a sea of Americanisation, Bob Hope's death has upset many on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lipstick and lament: The lot of a television lesbian

Adding lesbian characters to tired television programmes boosts ratings and publicity, but representations are frankly embarrassing, says Sally Brooks.

Big Brother 2003 finally over

The results are in. Cameron is the winner of Big Brother 4, marking the end of another 64 days of very cheap television. Yet, I'm amazed to find myself one of the few people who finds this a relief.

The importance of keeping sources secret

A critical examination of the importance of protecting sources and keeping them out of the hands of "dark actors".

One man's fight to help Brazil's orphans

Thirty years ago Mick Pease worked in the coal mines of North Yorkshire. Now he is a child care pioneer in Brazil helping thousands of homeless and orphaned youngsters find families.

Armenia: Teaching the strong to fail

The crime of Armenia’s so-called “special needs” boarding schools exposed…

Brazilian President attacks UN in London

Brazilian president Luiz Ignácio da Silva condemned UN inaction over the Middle Eastern conflict on Monday, as Tony Blair prepared to meet Israeli premier Ariel Sharon.

Most computers are sitting targets for hackers

A survey conducted by Belgian IT security company, ScanIT, shows many of the world's computers are "sitting targets" for hackers.

Firms face risky Iraq business

The UK Foreign office advises against "all but the most essential travel" to Iraq but some businessmen have never seen a better time to go.

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