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Blind racism

Deborah Hobson  It was non-violent Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who said “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”. Gee Walker, mother of Anthony Walker, the young black man horrifically slain with an ice axe by white racists, has seemingl ...

Public Death

When the News of The World printed a photo of a gravely ill looking football icon, George Best, it served as an uncomfortable glimpse of near-death and as a warning to others. The writing that accompanied the photo was explicit: “The outlook is prett ...

Bingeing Britain

By Jemma Tipping Streets covered in vomit. Violence spiralling out of control. A nation of drunken hooligans. Critics say that 24-hour licensing laws in Britain will result in chaos. Pubs and clubs are now able to stay open round the clock. Some commentat ...

Moss Factor

By Deborah Hobson She’s back. Supermodel Kate Moss has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of scandal and condemnation to return to work after seeking treatment for her addiction to cocaine at the Meadows clinic in Arizona. Moss, cat walk queen and ...

Labour's Honourable Rebels

Forty-nine Labour MPs rebelled against the Government in the vote on the much-criticised 90-day detention proposal, according to official division lists. They handed megalomaniac Tony Blair his first House of Common defeat since he became prime minister in ...

Behind Closed Doors

By Deborah HobsonDear Deidre,“My wife was so violent I divorced her- but now I’m really hurting because I love her so much.” Ironically, this heart-felt letter appeared in the agony aunt's page of The Sun newspaper, the same morning when ...

Rum Punch

By Liz Simpson We're told that life imitates art. But the celebrity bust up at Battersea in the early hours of Thursday morning, which made front page news, was a bizarre imitation not of art, but of Tv soap EastEnders. The Blunkett jinx had struck again. ...

Texting Craze is A Plus

By Jemma TippingSurprising new research has revealed that young people's obsession with text messaging is actually improving their literacy rather than harming it. Previously experts thought that the mobile phone craze damaged spelling and writing abilitie ...

Ken do better

By Liz Simpson Our very own Dick Whittington really does believe the streets of London are paved with gold if he thinks drivers in the British capital can afford the £8 congestion charge. London might be a place of opportunity and plen ...

Japanese Revolution

"We hope to make it a simultaneous worldwide release as much as it's possible." Coordinating such a launch is tricky business, and Microsoft's upcoming effort to ship Xbox 360 globally in time for Christmas is expected to be plagued by stock shor ...

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