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The average family home has shrunk by two square metres over the past decade, Property

The average family home has shrunk by two square metres over the past decade

Plus, what puts off UK homehunters, and John Lennon’s home up for sale

By | Property | Tuesday, 7 January 2014 at 4:27 pm

India’s street kids fight back: with a broadsheet newspaper, Notebook

India’s street kids fight back: with a broadsheet newspaper

More than 11 million street children live in India – with no official existence and little hope of escaping the poverty cycle. But an extraordinary group of street kids in north India are raising their voices for change – they publish their own broadsheet newspaper, writing about the difficult issues that affect their lives.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 at 8:14 am

Local communities are going digital to beat crime, Property

Local communities are going digital to beat crime

The cities where people are most worried about local crime are Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds

By | Property | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 12:17 pm

Confessions of a reformed burglar: How to keep your house safe, Notebook

Confessions of a reformed burglar: How to keep your house safe

According to research from security company ADT, 94 per cent of burglars would avoid a house with a monitored alarm. Researchers spoke to over 100 reformed burglars and have discovered that homeowners are up against increasingly sophisticated burglars, with what seems to be a growing sense of entitlement. One reformed burglar recalls his experiences.

By | Notebook, Property | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 3:58 pm

Community sport can help cut crime and anti-social behaviour, Notebook

Community sport can help cut crime and anti-social behaviour

A year ago we were watching parts of the same city which hosted the Olympics going up in flames and wondering which part would be devastated next.

By | Notebook, Olympics | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 2:00 am

Cold, clinical and sane: The only thing Anders Breivik’s terrorist attack must change is far-right racism, Notebook

Cold, clinical and sane: The only thing Anders Breivik’s terrorist attack must change is far-right racism

Anders Breivik is a far-right terrorist, not a madman. It is a difficult verdict for some to process: here is a man who methodically shot dead dozens of idealistic teenagers, either as they ran hyperventilating or stood paralysed with terror.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 1:07 pm

Anders Breivik: Narcissist. Murderer. Insane?, Battle of Ideas

Anders Breivik: Narcissist. Murderer. Insane?

The case of Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo and the island of UtØya in July 2011 is unusual, to say the least. Not only were the killings horrific in their calm and calculated brutality, but at the trial the prosecution argued that Breivik was insane and should be detained for psychiatric treatment, whereas the defence argued that he was criminally responsible and should be sent to prison.

By | Battle of Ideas, Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 9:30 am

The psychology of lone gunmen, Notebook

The psychology of lone gunmen

One might be mistaken for thinking that the recent shootings in Aurora and Wisconsin, as part of a trend of distinctively modern mass-murders, could only be understood with reference to distinctively modern phenomena.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 15 August 2012 at 4:00 am

Forced Adoption: The demonization of parents in care proceedings, Notebook

Forced Adoption: The demonization of parents in care proceedings

The Children and Families Bill expected to be introduced in 2012/2013 sets out plans to speed up adoption and care proceedings.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 6:00 am

A short-term Olympic facelift cannot fix long-term human trafficking, Notebook

A short-term Olympic facelift cannot fix long-term human trafficking

The Olympics-motivated cooperation between the Metropolitan and the Romanian police is the most recent attempt to clear London’s streets of groups of beggars at a time when the eyes of the world are on the city.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 10:31 am

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