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Amelia Gentleman

Amelia Gentleman

    Irish medics fear jail time for abortions
    Irish medics fear jail time for abortions
    Medical staff in Northern Ireland are operating in a “climate of fear”, worried about the threat of imprisonment if they offer advice to women...
    Fighting fat with surgery: pros and cons
    Fighting fat with surgery: pros and cons
    There is a gap of six months between my first and second meetings with Wayne Burns, and during that time he has shrunk by 64kg. The physical change...
    Where block bookings are welcome
    Where block bookings are welcome
    How much you like the new Legoland Hotel will depend a lot on your age. In the castle-themed play area by the bar -- noisy with happy, shrieking...
    Nancy's jelly looking glass
    Nancy's jelly looking glass
    Nancy wakes 'to find that she has aged 50 years overnight, that her parents have disappeared, that she doesn't know the woman in the mirror, nor...
    Inside the Dignitas house
    Inside the Dignitas house
    Ludwig Minelli is explaining the best techniques for an efficient suicide when the doorbell goes and he pauses to answer via an intercom. It is...
    One million face famine after rats feast on crops
    One million face famine after rats feast on crops
    The people of Mizoram, a tiny, remote state of north-east India squeezed between Burma and Bangladesh, have known for the past 48 years that they...
    Journalists' plea to Chirac
    Journalists' plea to Chirac
    Two French journalists being held hostage in Iraq on Monday night warned that they faced death if France refused to yield to their kidnappers'...
    Laziness-at-work guru to be disciplined
    Laziness-at-work guru to be disciplined
    Those who dedicate their professional lives to idleness should do so with discretion if they hope to keep their jobs.
    CD theft not all that Nice for U2
    CD theft not all that Nice for U2
    Rock superstars U2 were counting the cost of a carelessly misplaced CD last week, after a disc containing songs from their forthcoming album...
    Taking the Mickey
    Taking the Mickey
    Midday on the hottest August day recorded in Paris and Dominique has no customers for his ice-cold bottles of water. Nearby, in the chilled...
    Russians close the door on communal living
    Russians close the door on communal living
    Another Soviet experiment is biting the dust. The Moscow city council has started ­abolishing the despised ­beehive-like commu­nal apartment of...