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Religious extremism is not new. For centuries the once ‘traditionalist’, and now ‘fundamentalist’, subscribers to the major mono-theistic doctrines have fought human progress with the most callously barbaric tools of violence and oppression available. The problem is innate, buried deep in divine warrants for murder, rape and slavery found in the Bible, Torah and Qu’ran, [...]
There are times in the final stretches of marathon training when one’s love of running is seriously put to the test. As the miles increase but the final goal of 26.2 miles still seems a distant dream, the cold rain is lashing and the legs are aching, it’s inevitable there will be moments when you [...]
They often say football is a game of two halves. You could say the same of the weather during this winter when we look at temperatures, precipitation and the amount of sunshine.
December last year was exceptionally cold– the coldest on record. In contrast, temperatures in February were well above average; in fact it was the [...]
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So, welcome to Super League, Willie Mason…
You’ll be good copy. You already have been. You’ve already put bums on seats with fans paying to listen to you at a press conference!
You will put bums on seats at matches, home and away, and you’re probably the only forward in the game of whom that could be [...]
Amid the assembled ranks of the Cabinet in the Commons for PMQs today – there was one notable exception: Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Normally if a subject within a minister’s brief is likely to be brought up at PMQs he or she will be there at the Prime Minister’s side – especially if that subject is [...]
This is nothing if not a radical government. In just 300 days it has transformed the landscape of Higher Education, trebling fees, slashing funding for the arts and ending the historic partnership between the state, the university and the student. This week’s letter from the Office for Fair Access to Universities is another moment on [...]
This week saw the centenary of International Women’s day – a day to document the development of the female experience focusing on both what we’ve achieved, and how far we have yet to achieve. This is a time to focus our gaze inwards to look at the state of young women now. So is [...]
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