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Clean Reader: An app that removes swear words from ebooks? #$@&*! They say its not big and its not clever, and that its recourse for the lazy and unimaginative. They say its offensive, puerile and we should hold our tongues lest we bring about the collapse of civilisation.
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The NHS is right to sell off property After five years in which the course of reform in the National Health Service went down a blind alley and had to reverse out again, finally a sign of progress. As we report today, the NHS in England is planning to raise 7.5bn from selling off property it
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
When it comes to politics, it's last impressions that matter most It was not, all things considered, the way he would have wanted to go. William Hague, Leader of the House, spent his last day in the Commons on Thursday, not in dignified leave-taking, but in trying to unseat the Speaker. Which was spirited of him, except
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
IoS letters, emails and online postings Afif Emile Safiehs Comment article, Mr Obama, there is still time to remake the Middle East (22 March) exemplifies the basic fault line that underpins the mind-set of contemporary Palestinian elites, the idea that someone out there can set in process the
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
My genius new format for a revamped Top Gear Barcelona is not a city designed for the rain. We drove through the drizzle into the Catalan capital and towards the first destination on our three-week family road trip. Outside, disgruntled tourists trudged through the damp streets sporting cheap umbrel
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Middle Class Problems: Dinner at 5:20pm? NHS hospitals have got meal times all wrong... As an inpatient of two NHS hospitals recently, I came to the realisation that there is a systemic crisis affecting hospital meals.
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DJ Taylor: Boarding-school matron Faith Spurgeon is very much a fixture of the establishment In her mid-fifties now, tall, angular, hair faintly badgerish, Faith Spurgeon belongs to what these days is a highly exclusive part of the social demographic: the downwardly mobile, aristocratic poor.
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Malawi's courageous stance on ivory is a call to wealthier nations to sharpen up their game The hardest thing in fighting wildlife crime is convincing people it is serious. Across the world, its widely regarded as both insignificant and trivial: something only sentimentalists worry about. Malawis courageous act, coming from the worlds poorest co
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
So teaching is easy is it? Then why is there still a recruitment crisis in education? No need to worry about what Top Gear presenter James May will do next. Hes already got a plan: [I might do] something outside of cars, he informed the press last week. I always wanted to be a teacher. Sure, teaching, why not? Its not like its hard or anyt
The Independent | Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Do not abandon No Child Left Behind U.S. EDUCATION officials in February had some modestly good news to announce: the nations high school graduation rate had inched up to a historic high. This month came even more encouraging news: Those rates have improved for all types of students, as the
Washington Post | Mar 28, 2015 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend