This News of the World scandal

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telephone exchange

There’s something not quite right about it

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“Oh come off it. This is starting to get silly,” writes Boris Johnson in his article this week for The Daily Telegraph.

Starting with the Royal Family, then Gordon Brown and a few ‘celebrities’, the News of the World telephone-hacking scandal has spread, we are told, to hundreds — to the extent that no self-respecting celebrity wants to be thought of as not having been bugged by the ‘gentlemen of the Screws’.

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A hard task — spreading gloom in the sunshine

Tom Baldwin

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The dispiriting job of the Opposition spokesman — to spread alarm and despondency at all times

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Sunday blessed the people of London with a lovely Spring morning :  bright sunshine, beautiful blossom, more daffodils that you could count, a gentle breeze and everywhere in a certain park the sounds of Spring ... and “the gasping sobs of middle-aged men as they tried to retrieve the high-speed cross-court passing shots of their younger, fitter wives”.

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Protogenoi (primordial gods) – Part II

The Olympians

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Janina Davison Forder continues her brief introduction to the early period of Greek myth

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As Part I of our story of the Theogony (the genesis of the gods) ended, we had just witnessed the birth of the first wave of Titans, the hecatoncheires (100-handed monsters), the Fates and the Furies.

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